Welcome to Maxwelltown West Church, Dumfries, Scotland. For our ninth Virtual Sunday Service we celebrate our links with Mathia Church in Kenya. They are located in a small village in the East of the country, and this year has been particularly hard for them – two locust plagues have destroyed their crops; there has been very heavy rainfall, severe flooding and landslides in which many people have died. Now, Covid-19 has brought about a lockdown and there are already food shortages. Despite all this, they remain resolute and strong in their faith. The Reading in this service, from Hebrews Chapter 6, is read for us by Elder Esther Njeru from her home in Mathia.