Andrew and I moved to Newport, Gwent at the end of September, we arrived just as a local lockdown was imposed, followed by a national lockdown. I lived in Newport from the age of ten until I was eighteen. I was given a dream 10 years ago that we would move back here, and at the time it seemed very unlikely and not at all desirable! However, here we are and we both know that this is the right place for us despite the difficulties. The Lord guided us to a new church, Faith Church in Rogerstone, Newport, South Wales. I believe God has a wonderful plan for the people of Newport, I believe in the miraculous power of our Almighty God to break through this dark situation with covid 19 and bring healing to our land and people.
ISAIAH 61 verses 1-4
The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has sent me to preach GOOD NEWS to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion-to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes the oil of joy instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendour.
They will rebuild the ancient ruins and restore the places long devastated; they will renew the ruined cities that have been devastated for generations.
I have been in a dark place, a place full of sickness and disease. But My God has set me free, He has brought me back to Newport and I am full of joy despite everything. My energy levels have increased and I cannot stop thanking Jesus for everything He has done for me. This passage in Isaiah talks about Jesus, He is the one who brings our healing. Now I have received this healing and joy, I can now join a multitude of others all over the world to bring this good news to others too.
Join me as I chat to Mike Taylor and learn about him and his vision for Faith Church and the community in Newport.
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Find out more about Faith Church, Newport (link will open in new tab/page): https://faithchurch.wales/