Friday, 10 September 2010

August Prayer Letter

Hello praying friends,

Greetings once again from Rhayader, Wales. God has been wonderfully gracious to us. These past two months have gone by so quickly. We have been very busy with summer activities such as youth camps and youth meetings. In Britain, schools let out for the summer break in July and the kids have 6 weeks off for the summer break. So, during this time, we are going at super speed. We do appreciate your prayers for us.

Our family has the opportunity to partner with other Baptist churches across the UK to hold both junior and senior camps. My daughter, Breanna and I were able to attend both of these camps this year. The junior camp went great with 6 Baptist church ministries attending with 20 kids, with 4 accepting Jesus Christ as their Saviour. I had the opportunity to lead the music for the week. The senior camp went great as well, with over 230 campers and helpers. There were over 40 who received Jesus Christ as their Saviour. We are praising the Lord for these that have been saved. It is always great to see the Lord work in the lives of the youth over here in Great Britain.

The Sunday School is marching along well, with new children showing up. As this is summer, there are weeks when we have up to 15 kids as well as weeks when we only have 4 or 5. We are not deterred, as we continue to see an excitement in the children that spurs us on. These children are the future of the church ministry here in Rhayader.

In July and August, our youth meetings have increased. We are now having a Friday evening youth night. We have seen an increase in numbers and a welcome excitement in the children. We have had a “Pizza Night”, a “Hot Dog Night” and a “Dessert Night”, with a “Back to School Night” scheduled for next week. We are anticipating the prospect of more children attending as soon as school starts.

The ministry with Bethania Baptist Chapel is continuing well. We are having visitors come to our Sunday services and even our Wednesday service for prayer and Bible study. Listed in the box below are the names of the visitors that we are in prayer for, please partner with us in prayer as well.

On the 15th September, we will be having a special Harvest Service here at Bethania Baptist Chapel. We are praying that God will bless our outreach in the community, as we invite everyone to our special service. Since we live and work in the farming area of Wales, we want to thank the Lord for His grace and mercy during this season of harvest.

We have received a shipment of John & Romans books from Bearing Precious Seed. They have designed a beautiful cover for us, with several pictures of the country of Wales. We thank them for their wonderful work and ministry. Pray for us, as we go and give these booklets out to our community, reaching them for Jesus Christ.

We thank you for your continued prayers for our ministry,

Your voice for our Saviour,

Ronald, Tennille, Breanna, Iestyn, and Ian

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