Sometimes in life you get to see God put the pieces together in ways you would not imagine. I love to travel, like the UK and enjoy serving others and going on mission trips. When I met Rob and Gaynor Jones during their visit to Wedgwood Baptist church in 2011 all of those interests fell together. As I got to know them and listen to their vision for Wales, I knew I wanted to be a part of what God had in store for Wedgwood there. I have grown to love the people of Wales and especially the ACTS church. I love the graciousness and warmth of the Welsh people. They are as beautiful as the countryside around them.
A group of 7 from Wedgwood traveled to Wales in 2013. We met members of the ACTS church and spent time visiting with teachers from Tylorstown Primary school. This past summer, a team of 20 from Wedgwood and Hillcrest Baptist painted a fence, renewed relationships and helped host a Texas bar-b-cue. We also helped with “Messy church” and the 6th grade leavers ceremony. I look forward to more times of working and serving along with the sweet people at the ACTS church.
I took this picture the first year Wedgwood came to Wales.
I was in the car with Rob Jones and two other Wedgwood team members as we were driving from Tylorstown to Cardiff for the day. I have no idea where we were because I was completely turned around that year. I had to come home and look at a map to figure out where we had been! I took the picture because I liked all the houses lining the street. They typify the Rhondda valley to me.