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Karen Davies of Purples Shoots wins a Leading Wales Award

Karen Davies, Chief Executive, Purple Shoots has won a Leading Wales award for 2018. Leadership for the Future (Sustainability), sponsored by RWA: Congratualations Karen and Purple Shoots for all the hard work you do! If you would like to know more or even support the work of purple shoots then why not visit their website purpleshoots.org Here is what they said about Karen when she was notimated for the award and the responses she gave. Karen is the founder and chief executive of Purple Shoots. She set it up 5 years ago to provide funding to individuals who are excluded from all other…
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Scripture Union offer a great alternative to Halloween

Does your church wonder what to do for children and young people at Halloween? Light Parties are a Christian alternative for Halloween and a great way of reaching out to your community with the good news of Jesus. Scripure Union have put together some great resources your church can use as a postive alternative to Halloween this October. Including Pumkin Heroes.  Scripture Union say  "We’re joining with our friends at World Vision again this year, as together we find ways to help you share God’s love at Halloween. We’re both passionate about sharing God’s love with children and young people: World…
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Long serving Cardiff care home manager June is in the running for a major award

A woman who started her long career in caring for the elderly by making a quick visit to the home where he daughter worked as a tea girl and ended up staying for over 30 years has been shortlisted for a prestigious award. Back in 1985 June Lyons was invited one day to take a quick look around Ty Draw Lodge in Penylan, Cardiff where her young daughter Rachel was working as a part-time helper. June was asked by the manager if she fancied a job there too, had a successful interview and started as a care assistant. She then…
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Eva's Story - The work of Manumit Coffee highlighted in a recent Media Wales report

A woman who moved to Britain to work as a nanny but ended up being stripped of her passport and being forced into sex work has described the horrors she had to endure. Eva - not her real name - was brought from the Baltic States under the promise of working as a nanny – but was forced to work almost constantly as a sex worker by violent gangs who paid her just £5 a day. After escaping from captors, who regularly beat and sexually assaulted her, Eva now works at coffee production company in Cardiff that was set up to help…
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Higher Tour is coming to Wales this Autumn

The Higher Tour seeks to boldly proclaim the gospel to young people and see them supported and encouraged as they start their journey of faith alongside the local church. The Higher Tour begins in schools. Our mission teams will spend a day in each school taking lessons and assemblies, drawing on our 25-year history of representing the Christian faith clearly and authentically in an educational context. Following the schools’ days are evangelistic gigs– perfect for inviting young people and their friends. These will feature a clear presentation of the gospel and an opportunity to respond and be connected to a church.…
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"I can only imagine" a film with a message showing at Nantgarw

Showing this week at Nantgarw Cinema outside Cardiff  Fri.24th - Sun. 26th August at various times; Mon. 27th - Thurs. 30th August:  Daily at 3.55pm only It’s the song that brings ultimate hope to so many … often in the midst of life’s most challenging moments. Amazingly, the song was written in mere minutes by MercyMe lead singer Bart Millard. In reality, those lyrics took a lifetime to craft. Although he found faith at a young age, life wasn’t easy for Bart. He leaned into an active imagination and his love of music as escapes from a troubled home life. As…
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Tearfund's Big Quiz Night - Noson y Cwis Mawr

Many people like a quiz night and here is a way you can have quiz night and help make a huge difference! Tearfund's Big Quiz Night  We're asking churches right across the UK to join in with a fantastic event on 17 November. The Big Quiz Night - Noson y Cwis Mawr Get together with your friends, family and church for an epic evening of poverty-fighting fun. On Saturday 17 November – for one night only – churches and other groups up and down the country will be taking part in the biggest multi-venue, nationwide quiz ever. We’d love you…
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Created for Relationship!

There was a joke doing the rounds on social media a few weeks ago: "Why does no one talk about the miracle of Jesus having 12 close friends in his 30s?" Jo Frost, director of communications at the Evangelical Alliance, asks, how do we build community?   We live in a fast-paced, rapidly changing, hyperconnected world, yet loneliness is becoming a national epidemic. I visited a church last week where the practice was to share grace by hugging every person gathered there that day. As I was greeted by dozens of smiling, gracious people, I wondered, for how many people in…
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Feast from the East with the Eden Bus

In June the Eden Bus team, run by the Message in Wales planned a meal nicknamed ‘Feast from the East’ for their local community and the surrounding areas. The team planned for 50 guests but 174 turned up on the night. This came with its challenging – trying to provide food and seats for everyone. Alongside the Eden Bus they had face painting, bouncy castles, live music and Andy Hawthorne preached the gospel. They saw nine responses to the gospel during the evening. The meal took place in a local school and sadly the keys to the school were stolen. The…
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Sporting Marvels Bible Appeal - Can you help make a difference?

Every year we back the Sporting Marvels Bible Appeal.  Giving away an age relevant Bible to each youngster going through their programme. This year 600 Bibles are being purchased, and the great news is The Message Trust is helping us get their age relevant Bible into the hands our the Kids in the Rhondda, at a huge discount. The even better news is the whole project needs £1,322 to get to it's goal.  God has been really laying on the hearts of our supporters the needs of these children.  I remember three years ago we needed to raise over seven thousand…
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