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Manumit coffee that changes lives!

Did you know every 30 seconds someone becomes a slave.   Manumit Coffee Roasters is a not-for-profit coffee company that trains and employs survivors of modern slavery to roast specialty coffee at our roastery here in Cardiff. (manunitcoffee.co.uk)   100% of our coffee is roasted by men and women who have endured unimaginable horror at the hands of their traffickers but are now seeking to rebuild their lives.   We are delighted to be able to provide special rates for churches who have chosen to stand with us and purchase our coffee for their church gatherings and we have have…

God Outdoors - Check out what CVM discovered

We have recently been made aware of an intriguing initiative called God Outdoors that is being developed by some of our supporters. “Risking spiritual encounters amongst the wonders of creation,” is what they’re aiming for.   How it works... They set a date and a destination. You arrange your own transport, choose your own route, etc, and then you all meet at the top of a specified mountain (or at some other inspiring location). You can take part alone or with friends. When you meet up at the end destination, there’s a chance to share your food with one another and take communion…

Let’s Do Something DIFFerent - Helping Homeless in Cardiff

A conference bringing together organisations and individuals keen to help the homeless in Cardiff was held at City Hall yesterday with the aim of channelling support to some of the most vulnerable citizens in a more focused way. The event provided those passionate about tackling the issue in the city with the opportunity to consider more collaborative and creative ways of focusing their efforts and resources to help. The conference was a chance for businesses, organisations, individuals and churches to learn more about the incredibly complex challenge and understand some of the factors that either cause homelessness or reinforce the…

Join a Global Wave of Prayer - Thy Kingdom Come

Naomi Osinnowo is editorial content manager at the Evangelical Alliance. In less than two months, Christians across the world will be of one intentional voice, praying that people will come to know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour. This global wave of prayer, known as Thy Kingdom Come, was started by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York in 2016, and has seen individuals and churches around the world petitioning God for the salvation of their friends, families and neighbours. Justin Welby and John Sentamu are urging you to get involved this year, from 10-20 May, marking the season between…

Great Commission Website Celebrates Women

The Great Commission Website has been Celebrating Women throughout the UK Church who are making Jesus known, and encouraging others that they can do the same! In case you missed any of it, here some of our inspiring women of faith... Lucy's story // Finding support as a carer through Jesus and church Usha's story // Sharing faith as a Jesus-follower and an Asian woman Sarah's story // Women as powerful reconcilers and witnesses to Jesus Watch Watch Watch Unexpected detours // Beth Powney This isn't how God made it // Nell Goddard Bring Jesus to work day // Abi Jarvis Read Read Read   Take me to the full…

Teachers Aid - helping orphans and vulnerable children gain access to free local schooling

Teacher Aid is a charity of 5 volunteers with a pledge to help orphans and vulnerable children gain access to free local schooling.  This Cardiff based Charity works to help provide education in Zambia, one of the poorest countries in the world, where many people do not know how Aids is contracted and the standard of education is very poor. There are insufficient state schools. Teachers usually have huge numbers of pupils, teach in shifts and they are underpaid.The Government does NOT pay for Teacher training. As Teachers Aid says "We know we cannot change all of Africa, but believe the…

The National Weekend of Invitation

One weekend. Multitudes of personal invitations to those outside our churches. All with a simple request to please ‘Be our guest’. Offering a welcome to those who may just have been waiting to be invited. Simple? Yes. And it is something every church can be part of. But not ‘easy’. First we must face the fear that holds us back. And that’s part of the plan. Beyond the walls of our churches are almost 3 million people who are open to being invited. Yet this is not happening – making it the greatest missed opportunity for churches. To put it…

The woman with a fresh hope for Wales

Marilyn Harry has been an evangelist with Elim Pentecostal Church since 1982. The daughter of a coal miner from Rhondda Valley, she came to Christ at the age of 19 and worked as a nurse and midwife until 1980 when she went to bible school. She travels abroad regularly to teach, and sees 'signs and wonders' such as healing. She tells idea magazine about her passion for the gospel and her hope for the Church. How did your ministry as an evangelist begin? There was a position in Merseyside as an assistant and I helped to pioneer a new church in the Docks. Because it was such a long time ago, 36 years ago, it was unusual for a lady to…

"can’t afford to heat the house and pay for food"

‘It breaks my heart to see my grandchildren needing to wear their coats in the house.  My son is a single dad and can’t afford to heat the house and pay for food, so he has to make a choice. They often round come to me to get warm, but my cupboards are bare too’ This is a quote from a grandmother who rang Cardiff Foodbank in tears this week, asking if we could help. Many people struggle with the balance between heating and eating, and during the colder periods of the winter it is even more apparent. As Cardiff Foodbanks website…

Billy Graham links with Wales remembered

Taken from an article written by David Edward Pike 29th March 2012 on Welldigger Blog where you can read a full version of the article.   You may not realise but the famous evangelist Billy Graham who died Wednesday 21st Feburary 2018 had visited Wales in the early days of his ministry. He came to Gorseinon near Llanelli in 1946. This was to be his first visit to Wales, and a sought after opportunity for him to visit one of the places where the Welsh Revival of 1904-5 had broken out. Gorseinon was very close to Moriah Chapel in Loughor where Evan Roberts had…