It's hard to believe we are already in December, and that we are
drawing close to the end of the year already. This past Sunday just
marked the end of our 7th month here in Wales. The Lord is awesome we
must declare at all times!
Praying here in the chapel, this is one of my favorite times as
night falls outside and the only light is what I can see through the
frosted windows. In spite of the cold of this old stone building,
probably in the low 40's today, there is a spiritual coziness here
that is comforting, and filled with the hope of what is to take place
Recently when we were praying, I was standing in front of the
stairs that go up to the pulpit. As I gazed at the post and curving
handrail, I suddenly noticed something unusual. There appeared in the
front vertical panel of the post a very thick golden substance like
honey which slowly began to run downwards. It was beautiful to watch
as I realized that this was the anointing of His presence just
flowing over the woodwork. The vision lasted only a few seconds, and
so I placed my hands on the adorned top of the post and began to pray
with great and hopeful vigor for the fulfillment. When I opened my
eyes after a few minutes, I saw oil running down the handrail and
realized again the promises of God's move and anointing in this
special place. So we pray with great joy for His anointing on the
lively Word that will be preached and the flowing of His power in
The following day I was here alone praying, and as I again stood
in front of the pulpit, I began to cry out loudly for God's mercy and
grace to be be poured out in this place. There was an accompanying
conviction and surety in my spirit as I prayed. Suddenly, in the
spirit I could see this great current of grace and mercy flowing out
from here, and people streaming to the front to be bathed in His
presence and receive His grace and mercy. This stream of people was
not just those in the building, but as if time extended outwards I
could see people coming in from many places in Wales and beyond.
This surely might seem foolish to some, but but the privilege
given us to be here to pray and cry out for the coming revival is a
joy ands strength to us as we press in to our intercessory calling.
Thank you for standing with us in prayer and faith, in support and
encouragement as we wait on Him alone to do what only He can perform!
God bless you and your loved ones richly during this special season.
May Christ be borne abroad abundantly in and through you, as so many
people go through the external activities without the inward and
lively hope we have in Him, and for which purpose He was born to
offer the hurting world around us.
In His great and wonderful love,
Dick & Gladys Funnell
Our office is moving back to New Orleans this weekend, so please
send any support to the
the regular address from now on, thank you!
Verbo Ministries - Wales (Please write "Wales" clearly in Memo area)
Kenner, LA 70063
For information on our mission to Wales, please visit
Our new home address is:
Newcastle Emlyn, SA38 9QB