Pray Wales Newsletters

Newsletter 8 – 12th July 2004

Clive walks into Monmouth.

This week, as we approached the end of the walk, the miles grew longer and the progress now seemed painfully slow. Our spirits sank when we realised extra miles were needed to visit Monmouth which Clive originally placed in England (!) and omitted from our list of Welsh towns. Unsurprisingly, Gods’ planning and timing was perfect.

In Abergavanny, a community police officer who had spent many years searching for God – including making a pilgrimage to the Holy Land – approached Clive to ask about the cross. That night he asked Jesus into his heart. On Friday we met the officer again in Monmouth who was excited to tell Clive about this.

As we talked to the officer we were invited to the first street BBQ held by a local evangelical church.

We were greatly encouraged by this meeting and enjoyed great fellowship with each other. As we prepared to leave the officer said:

“Yesterday I followed the cross and found Christ, today I followed the cross and found church.”

From Monmouth we travelled down the Wye Valley towards Tintern Abbey where we enjoyed a delicious cream tea. We easily convinced ourselves that this was for energy as we watched the fisherman and discussed the walk’s highlights.

The walk officially ended at 11.50 on Sunday 11th July at Thornhill Church. After 725 miles we felt blessed to arrive in time for the final hymn and prayers.

After the service it was two happy children who threw their arms around Clive and welcomed him home. I know Clive has missed both them and his wife and is now looking forward to a few days rest at home with his family.

Clive’s thoughts on Pray Wales 2004 will be reported in a future newsletter.

“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”

Colossians 3:17

If you want to know more about Counties evangelist Clive please see the blog post:

Lunacy or Love – Meet Counties Evangelist Clive Cornish

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