25 June 2019
For the wound of the daughter of my people is my heart wounded; I mourn, and dismay has taken hold on me. Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there? Why then has the health of the daughter of my people not been restored? Jeremiah 8:21-22
Gospel work can often be a slog where we mourn over the souls of the people we meet and pray that God would work in them. We’ve all been encouraged last week as we heard that one of our bookshops was visited by a woman – she explained that she had come to the shop a few years previously and was searching spiritually and was guided by the shop manager to buy a Bible. She has now come to faith, been baptised and is a member of a local gospel church. We’ve also heard an amazing story about a young Muslim man who’s been in touch with a pastor as he’d been clearly told by God to go looking for Jesus. God is good!
Pray for the EMW
The Summer Conferences
Jeremy Bailey, the chair of the English summer conference has asked for prayer for a specific issue:
‘We need House Parents for our Youth Blocks in Aber this year. Two couples without young children who are experienced with young people. Please pray that we’d find the right people’.
Please also pray for Ian Parry and Trystan Hallam, the two main speakers at the Summer Conferences.
Bryn y Groes
Gwydion and Catrin Lewis (Conference centre managers) report:
We feel that we are on the last lap of the building work at Bryn-y-groes – thank you for your continued prayers. The groundwork, plumbing and electrics are being finished off. We are awaiting the front door and stairs to the attic. The kitchens are due to be installed any day. The last few bits of building hopefully will be done in the next three weeks. Please pray that the work will be completed in time for summer activities
Builth Wells Mission
Between Monday and Thursday (22-25 July) the EMW will be present at the Royal Welsh agricultural show in Builth Wells God willing. We aim to share the gospel and engage people with the good news of the gospel. Sam Oldridge (Borras Park) will be leading the team. We need support from some churches on specific days to bolster the team numbers. Please pray for this, and more importantly for lives to be saved through the mission. (Contact Steffan Job at the North Wales office if you’d like more information).
Andy Pitt, ministers of Park Baptist Church in Merthyr reports – Next week we’ll be hosting a team of 70 people from Atlanta USA and a group of 20 young people from Brighton, England. They will help us reach about 3000 children and young people with the gospel. Praise God for an open door into our local schools. Besides this, we will take a gospel choir to 6 different towns in the valleys where a clear presentation of the gospel is sung and spoken each evening. We also have a community action team, coffee house team and care home teams saturating Merthyr Tydfil and the surrounding communities. Please pray for God to be glorified and for many people to be saved.
Please pray for a Welsh learners’ coffee morning at Capel y Ffynnon, Bangor on Saturday morning. The coffee morning provides good links into the community as people come to practise their Welsh with members of the Church. Pray that God would use the chats and the links to bring people to the church to hear the gospel.
Next week sees the running of the Llangollen International Eisteddfod in North East Wales. Pray for the local evangelical church – Glanrafon who’ll be witnessing throughout the week. This is a great opportunity to not only reach Welsh people, but visitors from all parts of the World.