Rev. dr. Paul Jinadu
Who was converted during the Hebrides revival.
(We worked in the same Edinburgh-based mission organisation in the 60s)
I was born and brought up in the Hebrides Islands. If you take the most north-westerly point of Scotland, it is called Cape Wrath. Forty miles into the sea west of that is a string of islands. The topmost island is called the Island of Lewis. Two miles from the lighthouse at the very top of the Island of Lewis, I was born and brought up in a fishing village.
I want to give you a little bit of background insofar as the church was concerned there. It was the normal thing in every home in the village, as far as I know, to have family worship. That doesn't mean that all the people in the village were Christians, but they had promised (in the church) to bring up their children in the nurture and fear and admonition of the Lord. They felt that this was part and parcel of the fulfilment of that promise that they had made in public.
So my unconverted parents and other unconverted parents in the village felt it was right to read the Word of God to their families and to pray. The prayer was always the same amongst the unconverted. They probably had learned it from their parents and so on. I wasn't at all attentive to what was happening; it was just part of life.