Dear Friends and Saints:
We just arrived home again Thursday night after three weeks away,
which explains our long silence. This was the fourth time that
our wonderful friends have given us use of their timeshare in
Majorca. Back in May they called to tell us the Lord had impressed
on them that we would be needing a break in November, and had reserved
it for us.
The Lord knows far better than we do what we need and when we need
it. And it couldn't have come at a better time, after being fairly
restricted due to the medical treatment I was under for my eye
condition. So it was a great time to enjoy some rest and a total change
of scene and circumstances.
The first few days were wet and wildly windy, but then we had week
beautiful warm weather. What a treat it was to go out and spend early
morning times in mild temperatures and beautiful places, admiring God's
awesome handiwork of nature!
There is an interesting parallel between Majorca and Wales. Both
places are blessed with extreme natural beauty, and yet both are in
dire need of the Light of the Gospel. The old traditional Catholicism
of Spain just doesn't have much relevance to life there, any more than
the old empty chapels and churches do here in Wales. So the need for
revelation and revival is great.
For Gladys it is especially nice to be able to carry on a
conversation in Spanish with everyone she meets! She delights in that,
and the ease with which she can talk to people about the Lord. And most
of the folks that work at the resort are from Latin America and that is
an instant point of connection as well.
We have had the privilege of meeting and making friends with
there, and have been mutually blessed with times of fun and fellowship.
We had many times of sharing meals in their homes, and plenty of time
to talk and encourage them, as many are fairly new believers. During
one of those times a friend stopped by to visit, and after listening
and sharing, we prayed for her, and she wound up praying and accepting
Jesus as Lord of her life!
I also had an opportunity to give a short message in a Sunday
meeting, and that was a blessing. It was a real blessing to see how
readily God's word was hungered after and thankfully
received by those present in this small church family.
We are amazed at the Lord's goodness and provision in being able to
have such a time as this. We have come home really refreshed, and ready
for this next season of what God has in store for Wales. Things are
beginning to move ahead more rapidly and there is a palpable excitement
among intercessors and churches in many places across the land.
Please keep Gladys in your prayers this Monday. She will being going in
for a capsule endoscopy to try and identify the cause for her ongoing
stomach problems. Last year after the h.pylori infection was eradicated
we thought things would improve, but her discomfort persists. It has
been four years now that she has suffered from this, and we really
covet your prayers for her healing and release from this difficult
Thank you very much for your continued interest and prayers,
Dick & Gladys