WALES: New Company Organized in West Wales
Adventist church leaders and local members in Pontargothi, Wales, United Kingdom, officially organized a new church company on January 20. Some 27 people were present for the event, and Welsh Mission president John C. Surridge and district pastor Michael Logan led out in the service.
NEW PONTARGOTHI COMPANY: Core members of the new
group stand outside the hall.
The number of Adventist members in this isolated region of western Wales has steadily increased during the past 15 years. A local facility that seats more than 100 people, Pontargothi Memorial Hall, was rented to accommodate the growing congregation.
Although Pontargothi is centrally located for the members, for some it still means a two-hour journey to attend church.
“It’s not too bad,” says Libby Goodman, who serves as treasurer for the company. “Unless you get behind traffic, that is; then it can take a bit longer.”
Elisabeth Williams, leader of the newly formed group, says she is grateful for how the Lord has blessed the new company, and looks forward to when it will become a “fully-fledged church.”
—British Union Conference Communication Department/AR.