Everyone in our nation has been affected by this Coronavirus crisis and we try to support family, friends and neighbours as much as we can, but there are parts of the world where the crisis has meant that people have reached new levels of poverty and desperation.
There are so many needs it can be overwhelming – we cannot meet them all but we can support ones that come across our path where we know we can make a difference.
So we are making a special appeal to our friends and supporters to raise funds to support ministries we know and have worked with on missions in Uganda, Rwanda and India. The money will go to their food distribution ministries. The situations in which they are working is heart breaking with so many literally having nothing to eat because of the lock-down. Our brothers and sisters in Christ are starving and we want to help them. Love Wales has already sent gifts out of its funds but now we want to do so much more.
A few weeks ago we sent £600 to Uganda where in many households there is no food.
The team in Uganda bought maize flour, rice, soap and beans for about 80 families – people with HIV/AIDs, widows, widowers and disabled from all different denominations as well as Muslims. These supplies have been a lifeline to families who would have no other means to feed their families.
In some areas of India beggars have been stopped from begging due to the lock-down. How desperate can people be to not even be able to beg?
We have faithful contacts we have known for many years working in these places in ministries that we know will help and support these desperately needy people – but they need finance to do that.
If you feel led to help financially with these needs we can send support to people and ministries that we know will be honourable and with integrity buy food and supplies to distribute to those in need.
Please see below on how you can make a donation.
Some of the people who have been helped so far.
OUR NEXT REVIVAL MINISTRY SCHOOL IS ON SATURDAY MAY 2...
As everyone will be aware at the moment, along with other churches and organisations - we are not able to hold our Revival Ministry School in our centre. However, we are still able to broadcast to our students online.
For all students - please make sure that you have the emails that we are regularly sending out with details about how to access the school online and via downloads.
We really miss meeting together but praise God for technology and that we can still connect together!
Then come and sign up for the new term of our Revival Ministry School course.
Teaching take place at the centre but we are planning to open up the school to those who are too far away to travel to Ebbw Vale and make the courses available online with interactive teaching, and in particular to develop ‘hubs’ of groups of students. If you would like to join us online or be part of a ‘hub’ please let us know.
The teaching and equipping courses consist of:
Certificate or Diploma Level - Two Year Course
The Certificate Level course will include one short book review each year.
The Diploma Level will include three short book reviews and a course reflection on four of the course subjects.
Each student will be encouraged to take a praise and worship session and devotions (but will not be compulsory). Students will be encouraged to take part in local missions and given opportunity to be involved in an overseas mission.
PURPOSE OF SCHOOL AND COURSES
1. Personal discipleship
2. A deeper spiritual life
3. Passion for the lost
4. How to live and minister in the miraculous
5. Training and equipping to train and equip others
For attending teaching at the Love Wales Centre, Ebbw Vale
£180 a year (£15 a calendar month by direct debit for 12 months) for Certificate Level
£225 a year (£18.75 a calendar month by direct debit for 12 months) for Diploma Level
For students attending an online Hub
£144 a year (£12 a calendar month by direct debit for 12 months) for Certificate Level
£180 a year (£15 a calendar month by direct debit for 12 months) for Diploma Level
For every six people in a Hub the seventh (the host/organiser) is free.
10% discount for couples doing the course, seniors (over 65) and unemployed.
80% minimum of the course has to be completed to graduate.
Costs of review books is £6-£8 per book and they are available at the Love Wales centre or can be ordered by contacting the centre.
Healing and Deliverance
Missions and Missionary Work
How to Know the Will of God
How to Preach the Gospel and Make an Appeal
Forming and Maintaining an evangelistic team
Leading a person to Christ
The Baptism of the Holy Spirit
Emotional Healing and Wholeness
Children's Ministry and Evangelism
Church Planting and Spiritual Warfare
Understanding and ministering with the anointing
The Magnificence of Jesus
How to prepare a preach a sermon
Spiritual warfare and deliverance
Prayer and fasting
How to read and study the Bible
Witnessing to the Cults
Reformation Church history
Ministering to addicts
Witnessing on the streets
Fathering and mentoring
Changing the spiritual atmosphere
The book of Ephesians
Children's ministry and evangelism
Freemasonry and bloodline deliverance
The courses will work on a rolling basis where students can join any month but will be encouraged to commence at the start of each term.
Dates Term One (2020)
Dates Term Two (2020)
9.30am to 10am Devotions and worship
10am to 10.45am Session one
10.45am to 11am Coffee break
11am to 11.45am Session two
11.45am to 12noon Break
12noon to 12.45pm Session three
12.45pm to 1.45pm Lunch
1.45pm to 2.45pm Session four
2.45pm to 3pm Break
3pm to 4pm Session five
4pm to 4.30pm Ministry and notices
Principals of the School
David and Jan Holdaway
By train the closest station is Parkway which is a 5 minute walk from the centre. For staying overnight close to the centre there is a Premier Inn just minutes from the centre.
During the current lock down due to the Cornonavirus we will not be meeting on Wednesdays, but have regular prayer times on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays connecting by WhatsApp. Please contact us if you would like to join with us during these times.
In January 2018 Love Wales moved to a new centre in Ebbw Vale that God has blessed us with!
We are so excited by this answer to prayer as we have been seeking the next steps to develop Love Wales and this wonderful has been offered to us for free and is in the heart of the South Wales valleys. The building has an auditorium that can seat 350-400 people, offices and rooms, two radio studios, and is situated in five acres of land with a amphitheatre outside that will seat around 300 people!
The organisation that had been running the ministry at the centre (the Festival Church Trust) through a number of circumstances had felt that it was time to hand the building and centre over to another ministry and we feel so privileged and humbled that they have asked us to take it on.
As we are praying about how God wants us to develop and take the vision of Love Wales forward to reach our nation for Jesus our plan and desire is to;
A major aspect of the School will be to give people an opportunity to work with us in Missions in Wales and also the chance to take part in Missions with us in Europe and across the world. We will be developing the School on-line and will announce when it is up and running and how to register.
The centre is at: Love Wales Festival Mission Centre, Beech Grove, Victoria, Ebbw Vale, Gwent, NP23 8WQ. Follow the signs to the Festival Park Outlet Shopping - and turn left just before you reach the Outlet roundabout.
Taking on such a building is a huge undertaking and step of faith and so any help from volunteers and supporters will be much appreciated! We need practical help - for maintenance work, gardens, painting, plumbing, tiling and general repairs and tidying up. It is a huge step of faith for us but we believe that this an open door God has set before us so that the nation can be touched with the love of Jesus!
If you would like to support us and be a Love Wales partner and commit to monthly giving we would love to hear from you, or if you would like to support us with a one off gift - whatever God lays on your heart will be much appreciated. Our heart is to reach our nation for Jesus and for Wales to touch the world once again!
Festival Church Building - Love Wales new centre! Festival Church Centre is next to the Festival Outlet The centre will seat around 400 people in the main hall
The centre was built as part of the 1992 Garden Festival
Main entrance of the Centre includes an amphitheatre in the five acre grounds.
Thank you for all the prayer and support that all our friends have given over the years and we really appreciate your support for the future.
The address for the new centre is:
Love Wales Festival Mission Centre, Beech Grove, Victoria, Ebbw Vale, Gwent, NP23 8WQ. Follow the signs to the Festival Park Outlet Shopping - and turn left just before you reach the Outlet roundabout.
The Love Wales website is run by a group of people who have a heart felt desire to reach Wales with the Love of God. We are are not the only ones who want to do this but our desire is that, as a result of what we are doing, a significant number will hear the Good News that God loves them and has a plan for their lives!
We are an Evangelical mission organisation who believe that the Holy Spirit is still at work in to the church today through ordinary Christians. For a full list of our our primary beliefs click here.
We work in partnership with churches in their local area. Love Wales is part of the Evangelical Alliance.