May 2020

"From the rising of the sun to its setting, the name of the Lord is to be praised." Psalm 113: 3

Hello! The sun has done a lot of rising over the last month! I know it always rises, but we have enjoyed seeing it and appreciated some lovely weather. We do feel sad though that we can’t share the loveliness of Min y Don with our guests and we have been missing everyone.

Nevertheless, we continue to praise the name of the Lord every day and give thanks for His faithfulness.

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Over the month of May we have continued to pray, plan, maintain and look forward to the future. Much that was happening in April has also been the same in May – grounds tidying, foodbank runs, shopping for various people, youth Zooms and so on.

We have also continued to worship and learn together and have listened to some great talks by Mike Pilavachi, Bob Goff, Andy Croft, Matt Somerfield, Gavin Calver, and J.John. We have been challenged and encouraged, and see every day that nothing is wasted in God’s economy.

The Team have also been practising climbing set ups and been out on the estuary developing and practising their skills.

Clara made some lovely trousers from an old set of curtains! We are thinking maybe this should be the new staff uniform!

Pete finished the 2.6 challenge and raised £2038 for Starfish Malawi. We are wondering about trying another sponsored challenge to raise money for a charity and for Min y Don. Maybe you could suggest some ideas (sensible ones please!)

Jake and Joe have continued to produce a weekly podcast, which seems to be a popular listen with some interesting discussions, such as should bagels be pre-sliced or not?

We continue to pray for and do all we can to support our local church family, who have been amazing and so encouraging during this time. We are looking forward now to meeting up in small groups and catching up with people a bit more other than on Zoom.
We continue to value prayers as we also keep praying for all of you. Here are some prayer points if you would like to join us in praying over the next month...
  • Pray for miracles everyday – for people to be healed and that the virus will recede.
  • Pray for all our friends in Christian Residential ministries – for provision and peace as they plan for the future.
  • Pray for our young people – that they will grow in their faith through this time and find their hope and confidence in God.
  • Pray for all the schools who would have been here in June – that the children and teachers will protected from anxiety and enjoy going back to school if they have done so.
  • Pray for provision for Min y Don. We have already seen God come through in so many ways and we are so thankful to Him for all that has already been provided.
  • Pray for our Team – that they will keep motivated and be encouraged every day.
  • Pray for us as we make decisions that we will hear God and keep looking to Him.
We send you our love and thank you once again for your friendship and continued support.
With love from Susie & Pete
and all the team here at Min y Don