On Friday we drove from Nairn to Glasgow, stopping along the way to see the infamous Loch Ness, home of the Loch Ness Monster.
The event that evening was at St George’s Tron church, right in the heart of downtown Glasgow. “Tron” is a Scottish term for weights and measures used in trading, and apparently this church is built near the site of a popular market back in the 1800’s. The church had been running a series on exploring Christianity every Friday night for the past few months, and our concert was part of that effort. There were many people from the community there who were simply interested in an American jazz band, and also interested in how jazz music would intersect with the topic of Christianity. We had a great time and are thankful to have been apart of it.
After the performance we were able to talk with a man named Sayeed from Iran. He approached us to tell his story because Jason has a song named “Sayeed” chronicling the imprisonment of a prominent Iranian evangelist bearing the name. Apparently “Sayeed” is a somewhat common name in Iran, as the man pictured below has the same name and the same story… having been deported from Iran for preaching Christ. He has been living in Scotland for a few months and is trying to get his family out of Iran also. (I might have the exact details of his story a little off, but pray for him regardless!)