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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Wales prays for North and South Korea...

greenhillsofwales.jpgDear Friends and Prayers:

This portion of Psalm 36 is such a delight to the soul.
5 Your mercy, O Lord, is in the heavens;
Your faithfulness reaches to the clouds.
6 Your righteousness is like the great mountains;
Your judgments are a great deep;
O Lord, You preserve man and beast.
7 How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God!
redkite.jpgTherefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of Your wings.
8 They are abundantly satisfied with the fullness of Your house,
And You give them drink from the river of Your pleasures.
9 For with You is the fountain of life;
In Your light we see light.

The beauty that surrounds us constantly proclaims God's glory. And oh, how it makes our hearts long for multitudes to come to know God's lovingkindness, and to come into His light. Only then will their eyes be opened to gladysnfrenchsue.jpgsee clearly just what a perfect and eternal shelter He really is!

In recent days of glorious spring weather, it is such a privilege to be outdoors and admire God's handiwork, I just can't stop mentioning it! We've been working plenty in the garden, catching up on things that the wet winter keep us from getting to. And also we've had the opportunity to visit with friends we haven't seen in a while, and enjoy His presence which is so clearly represented by the bursting forth of new life.

On Saturday we went to the Siloh Chapel in Swansea for a prayer meeting organized by our friend Emyr Mathias. The purpose of this special time of prayer was "to honor and give thanks to God for the people from Korea." The main focus was to pray for Korea itself, and the struggle that has been going on there for so long, and specifically since the Korean War that has never officially ended. Our friend Dr. Steve Price gave some background and wonderful testimonies of his involvement and ministry in North Korea.

Emyr had previously asked me to take part with a few others in leading prayer at the front. Earlier that morning while reading the scriptures at our chapel, the Lord highlighted this section of Leviticus 25:10 to me. "You shall thus consecrate the fiftieth year and proclaim a release through the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you, and each of you shall return to his own prayerforkorea.jpgproperty, and each of you shall return to his family." I knew that this was to be the theme for my segment of prayer. What I didn't know was that I would be so totally undone when I actually took the microphone to pray for the release of the land of Korea from the grip of the enemy of God and mankind.

There was more prayer and some incredibly anointed worship that had many people in tears. And there were prayers of blessing for the many Koreans who have come to Wales as missionaries and ministers over the years.  It is beautiful to see how they have come in a sense to "re-pay" Wales for sowing the Gospel into their land in the 19th century by the death of the young Welsh missionary, Robert Jermain Thomas.

In all, it was a powerful time of prayer and the presence of God was very real. We did some serious business with heaven and evidence of His response was not long in coming. We heard the next day about top-level talks later this week when the leaders from North and South will meet to discuss the many very difficult issues that divide them.

Please add your prayers to those of many thousands around the world that are asking the Lord to bring a peaceful resolution to this dangerous and volatile situation. And more importantly that North Korea, and other nations hardened against Christianity, would open their doors to the eternal power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Thank you, your prayers are more powerful than you might think!

Dick & Gladys


Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Ongoing evidence of revival coming to Wales...

bannersinchapel.jpgDear Praying Friends:

Last Tuesday I put up our prayer booth in the chapel again after the annual hymn festival rehearsal here. Then Thursday I was led to put these banners back also after having them hanging at home for a year or so.

You can imagine our delight when we found this in our daily readings that very same day! Psalm 20:4-5,
"May He grant you according to your heart’s desire,
And fulfill all your purpose.
We will rejoice in your salvation,
And in the name of our God we will set up our banners!
May the Lord fulfill all your petitions.

It is wonderfully comforting how the Lord continues to confirm even after all these years that our assignment here is still on target. And if this weren't enough, He arranged a brief visit the following afternoon with two brothers from the state of Tamil Nadu in southeastern India who have been friends and brothers in Christ since their youth.


One lives and works in the UK and had called on Wednesday to arrange to meet on Friday. The other is a pastor in India who had come for a conference here in Wales, his first visit here. In 2015 he had a vivid dream in which the Lord showed him that Wales was going to be the epicenter of a great revival that will sweep through the nations, and he feels that God has called him to move here to take part in what is coming. Please join us in praying the God would confirm his plans and timing for this precious brother, Titus, and his wife.

And so it seems things here are continually moving forward, ever closer to what so many people have been praying for during many years and from many nations. And just as the fields that overlook our village and Cardigan and Cardigan Bay are being prepared for sowing, so are God's mysterious preparations for the coming revelationfieldborderflowers.jpg of His glory over this land and the nations of the world.

This scripture came to mind today and seems fitting for what is going on here in Wales. Solomon was giving some words of advice here Proverbs 24:27, "Prepare your outside work, Make it fit for yourself in the field; And afterward build your house." It keeps growing more and more obvious that God is currently doing the outside work and getting the fields ready, because He is preparing to build a house for Himself in the hearts of nations.

We are privileged to be living in exciting times. It is not always easy as turbulence increases around us, but we know we have a sure foundation, established from before the beginning of time, and carrying on forever in God's eternal kingdom.

"Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and our God and Father, who has loved us and given us everlasting consolation and good hope by grace, comfort your hearts and establish you in every good word and work." 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17

We send you springtime blessings in Jesus' name,

Dick & Gladys


Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Eternal Springtime - A lasting HOPE!

springrainbow2017.jpgDear Friends of Wales Awakening:

"I set My rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be for the sign of the covenant between Me and the earth... the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh." When God confirmed His covenant with Noah in Genesis 9:12-17, it became an ongoing sign of hope for all generations, right up to our present day.

It's hard to look at a rainbow and not feel at least a flicker of joy. And it isn't a sigh of relief that there's not going to be another flood to wipe out all flesh. It actually belies a far greater promise.

1 John 3:8 says, "... For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil." It is increasingly evident that today's world is awash in a flood of sin. And in Colossians 1:12-14 we read, "He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins." Now that's what I call hope, which by far outlasts a human lifespan, or even a spinning planet. His Kingdom is everlasting!

spottedsheep.jpgIt seems that spring is seriously underway now, and that is always a very welcome time of the year. There is a light green fringe around the tops of many of the trees, and wildflowers have suddenly gone wild, blooming their heads off. Lambs are everywhere in different sizes and colors, and as we continue to enjoy watching this season of vibrnestingcanadiangoose.jpgant life unfold around us, we are reminded constantly again of the Newness of Life we have in Jesus!

And that, in turn, brings us yet again to focus on the heart of our mission here—prayer for revival in Wales. And revival is all about this amazing Newness of Life—so different from the natural world.

It is not like the springtime when seemingly lifeless trees are dressed in glamorous green each year, because the seasons come and go. And as the years pass over us all, generations come and go as well. But the amazing truth about rebirth and revival is that people are dressed in the glorious glow of eternity. By the redemption through his blood, we are dressed in Christ Himself, and granted entrance into His everlasting Kingdom.

Guatemala, where Gladys is from, is popularly called "The Land of Eternal Spring."  But new life in Jesus Christ is the real deal! "He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him. But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God." John 1:10-13

Thank you for praying with us for Wales and the nations,

Dick & Gladys


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