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Billy Graham links with Wales remembered

Taken from an article written by David Edward Pike 29th March 2012 on Welldigger Blog where you can read a full version of the article.   You may not realise but the famous evangelist Billy Graham who died Wednesday 21st Feburary 2018 had visited Wales in the early days of his ministry. He came to Gorseinon near Llanelli in 1946. This was to be his first visit to Wales, and a sought after opportunity for him to visit one of the places where the Welsh Revival of 1904-5 had broken out. Gorseinon was very close to Moriah Chapel in Loughor where Evan Roberts had…

Mission to Wales continues to take to the streets in 2018

  Throughout all of 2018 Churches connected with New Wine Cymru will be engaging in mission all across Wales. During 2017 In 2017 the Mission to Wales initiative saw 4003 people pray a prayer to start a journey of faith with Jesus on the streets of Wales. In 17 locations over 120 churches joined together in simultaneous mission across the nation of Wales. Many thousands of people were talked to, heard the gospel, were prayed for, and in addition, there on the streets, 4003 prayed a salvation prayer. This is a great start! In May 2017, a pilot mission was done…

Wales online give us an insight into Church in Wales - 'I am here because it is real'

This taken from the WalesOnline website By Richard Youle Senior News Reporter for WalesOnline When Tim Blanche went to the funeral of a 12-year-old relative, he felt sure he would see him again. Tim had been to a few funerals over the past year or so, but those involving Christians, like this one, somehow felt different. “Even when he was falling apart, you could see he was not worried,” said Tim. “He was upset to leave people behind, and we were upset. But we knew we were going to see him again. He was trusting, and we were trusting.” Tim is remarkably candid,…

Cardiff baptisms for religious asylum seekers fleeing Iran - a report by the BBC

This taken from the BBC website An asylum seeker who fled Iran over fears he would be killed for converting to Christianity is one of 300 to be baptised at a Cardiff church in the past two years. Conversion from Islam to Christianity is punishable by death in Iran and converters said their decisions mean they can never go home. Its constitution recognises the faith of Jews, Christians and Zoroastrians.  But people from a Muslim background are not free to worship in a church. Daniel, not his real name, fled to the UK after authorities in Iran discovered he was…

Cardiff Foodbank's oldest donation goes to a good home!

Back in October last year Foodbank in Cardiff received the donatation of a tin of kidney soup that was approximately 50 years old!   At the time they had a massive following on social media including well over 11,000 social media shares, likes and comments, along with huge local and national press interest to tell the story. All of this resulted in some international interest in purchasing the tin and we are now delighted to say that the tin has made its way back home to Crown Cork. They have kindly sent us a photo of the tin on display in their Technology Centre in…

Homeless Sunday 2018

Homeless seems to be a ever incleasing issue in towns and cities acrss Wales. Each year Housing Justice organise Homeless Sunday. 2018's event will take place on Sunday 28th January.  Homeless Sunday is a chance for Churches and Christian groups from across the country join together to pray, reflect and plan practical action on homelessness, but also for a united christian voice to offer solidarity and be a prophetic voice for change. Here are the ways you can get involved;  - Plan your own sermon, homily, bible study or event by using our theological reflectionand our fact sheets on Homelessness for England, Wales and Scotland (you'll be asked for…

Christian charity honoured with top care services award

Evangelical Alliance member Safe Families for Children has won the Innovative Quality Outcomes Award at the Third Sector Care Awards.  Safe Famillies for Children works with 28 local authorities to support vulnerable families and reduce the flow of children into the care system.  A panel of social care experts judged the award and said: "It is a social movement that is innovative, and changes not only practices but also lives."  Keith Danby, chief executive at Safe Families for Children, said: "We are absolutely delighted to win this prestigious award!  "It's a real tribute to the impact our volunteers have helping vulnerable families…

Cardiff Foodbank and Foodbank Across Wales expect a surge in demand this Christmas

AFTER new figures show foodbank use has increased across Wales, a charity has warned more people will become reliant on food parcels when Universal Credit is fully rolled out. Trussell Trust foodbanks distributed 43,059 three day emergency food parcels across Wales between April 1 and September 30 this year, a four per cent increase on last year. Foodbank would like to thank you for standing with them this year. There have been so many challenges and highlights throughout 2017 and God has been so faithful in it all. Please keep praying for Cardiff Foodbank as we plan for 2018, that we…

Cardiff Christian Night Shelter Opens its doors before Christmas

Believe it or not, even in this day and age, there are people sleeping rough on our streets and in our parks. There are one or two for whom this is a lifestyle choice, but the great majority are people who are down on their luck and who have fallen through the safety net of the benefits system. What is the night shelter?  Night Shelter Cardiff is run by a group of churches providing a warm place to eat and sleep for 3 winter months of the year for the homeless. Rhiwbina Baptist Church provides a team of volunteers who…

Love Wales Celebrates another year of successful ministry

The Team of Love Wales would like to wish all of our friends, helpers and supporters a very Happy Christmas and Blessed New Year. They have nejoyed a had a great year of ministry - sharing the Gospel with hundreds of people, training, meeting and encouraging lots of people - and would like to thank everyone for all the prayer and support you have given, and we are excited for what God has in store for next year. Some of the things we have done this past year are:   * In January we hosted a 'Thank You' meal for partners and leaders.   * Revival Ministry…