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Great Commission Website Celebrates Women

The Great Commission Website has been Celebrating Women throughout the UK Church who are making Jesus known, and encouraging others that they can do the same! In case you missed any of it, here some of our inspiring women of faith... Lucy's story // Finding support as a carer through Jesus and church Usha's story // Sharing faith as a Jesus-follower and an Asian woman Sarah's story // Women as powerful reconcilers and witnesses to Jesus Watch Watch Watch Unexpected detours // Beth Powney This isn't how God made it // Nell Goddard Bring Jesus to work day // Abi Jarvis Read Read Read   Take me to the full…
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Teachers Aid - helping orphans and vulnerable children gain access to free local schooling

Teacher Aid is a charity of 5 volunteers with a pledge to help orphans and vulnerable children gain access to free local schooling.  This Cardiff based Charity works to help provide education in Zambia, one of the poorest countries in the world, where many people do not know how Aids is contracted and the standard of education is very poor. There are insufficient state schools. Teachers usually have huge numbers of pupils, teach in shifts and they are underpaid.The Government does NOT pay for Teacher training. As Teachers Aid says "We know we cannot change all of Africa, but believe the…
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The National Weekend of Invitation

One weekend. Multitudes of personal invitations to those outside our churches. All with a simple request to please ‘Be our guest’. Offering a welcome to those who may just have been waiting to be invited. Simple? Yes. And it is something every church can be part of. But not ‘easy’. First we must face the fear that holds us back. And that’s part of the plan. Beyond the walls of our churches are almost 3 million people who are open to being invited. Yet this is not happening – making it the greatest missed opportunity for churches. To put it…
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The woman with a fresh hope for Wales

Marilyn Harry has been an evangelist with Elim Pentecostal Church since 1982. The daughter of a coal miner from Rhondda Valley, she came to Christ at the age of 19 and worked as a nurse and midwife until 1980 when she went to bible school. She travels abroad regularly to teach, and sees 'signs and wonders' such as healing. She tells idea magazine about her passion for the gospel and her hope for the Church. How did your ministry as an evangelist begin? There was a position in Merseyside as an assistant and I helped to pioneer a new church in the Docks. Because it was such a long time ago, 36 years ago, it was unusual for a lady to…
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"can’t afford to heat the house and pay for food"

‘It breaks my heart to see my grandchildren needing to wear their coats in the house.  My son is a single dad and can’t afford to heat the house and pay for food, so he has to make a choice. They often round come to me to get warm, but my cupboards are bare too’ This is a quote from a grandmother who rang Cardiff Foodbank in tears this week, asking if we could help. Many people struggle with the balance between heating and eating, and during the colder periods of the winter it is even more apparent. As Cardiff Foodbanks website…
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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…
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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…
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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,…
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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…
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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…
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