Wales Mission Trip

July 10, 2018

I love this nation. God is doing a special work in Wales, and it was amazing and humbling to join God in His work the first week of July with 60 people from our church. During the day, we shared the Gospel in nursing homes, elementary schools, on the streets, while painting women’s nails and doing construction projects. At nights, we did women’s events, youth events, men’s events and seven choir concerts.

The biggest things I learned on this trip were…

  1. Worship is my witness. I don’t need to perform, exert lots of enthusiasm or really do anything to convince people to give their lives to Christ. My worship is my witness. We walk faithfully, and God will reap the harvest.
  2. If you pray for God to give you opportunities to share the Gospel, He never says no to that ask. Striking up conversation is easier than we think!
  3. Contentment is always a choice. In the midst of a heatwave (the hottest since 1997) with no air conditioning in sight, it could be easy to get frustrated and let the heat get to you. But with lots of water and focusing our gaze on Jesus, we can be content.

I’m thrilled to share some of these images with you. I love coming back to this place, connecting with old friends, making new ones and introducing people to the greatest hope we could imagine: Jesus.

The wonderful Rachel who planned out the Ebbw Vale photo day!

Welsh National Anthem:

“Mae hen wlad fy nhadau yn annwyl i mi,
Gwlad beirdd a chantorion, enwogion o fri;
Ei gwrol ryfelwyr, gwladgarwyr tra mad,
Dros ryddid collasant eu gwaed.

Gwlad, gwlad, pleidiol wyf i’m gwlad.
Tra môr yn fur i’r bur hoff bau,
O bydded i’r hen iaith barhau.”

Translation:

The land of my fathers is dear unto me,
a land where the minstrels are honoured and free,
Its warring defenders, so gallant and brave,
For freedom their life’s blood they gave

Land!, Land!, Faithful I am to my land!
While seas serves as a wall
For this land so pure,
O, long may our language endure.