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John 1 (NEW)



Matthew 25






True Discipleship


It’s very difficult to believe, that forty nine years have flown by since I started my ministry in the Garw Valley.

The memories of moving into the valley at the beginning of August 1970 are very much alive. It was like moving into a place which had died, because almost everything was closed, and many of the coalminers were on their stop fortnight and on holiday in Porthcawl. A question arose in my mind. Why on earth has God called me to this valley of all places?

However, as I look back, I have to confess that we as a family ( and the children were very young at the time) received great kindness from the valley people. Members of the churches and members of the community. To a young, totally inexperienced minister the support received from the Lord and the people was priceless. I saw and felt then, but without really understanding, what we have studied with two groups in Carmel namely “the fruit of the spirit”


Galations 5: 22 - 23

But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control.


Let us thank God for his goodness and unfailing love and let us ask him to help us develop the fruit of the spirit in our lives.



Vincent Watkins


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Eglwys y bedyddwyr carmel baptist church pontlliw

Carmel is a loving community of the spirit, serves a living Christ and takes seriously the lavish commission of our Lord to be witnesses for Him in the world.

You will find here a very warm welcome.

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Rev. H. Vincent Watkins

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