Ty Sign Tots

by Colin Dexter

Today was our last Tots for the summer!! A big thank you to everyone who has attended our sessions over the last few weeks, we hope you have enjoyed yourselves!!All of us at Tots have loved seeing you again, meeting new people and seeing so many happy smiley faces! 😊We hope you all have a lovely summer☀️ stay safe and we will be in touch about when we start back in September!We will weather permitting meet up at Risca park on August 9th and 23rd from 10 until 12 or longer if it’s nice and people want to picnic! There will be balls and frisbees for the older ones and some of our tots toys! We would love to see you if you are available!!

Keswick Ministries

by Colin Dexter

I told him I didn’t want to be a hypocrite.

by Colin Dexter


Inner Peace

by Colin Dexter

On the sidelines, a member of manager Gareth Southgate’s coaching team is Chris Powell, who is also a Christian. “It gives me a sort of inner-peace, a sort of well-being,” Powell has said of his Christian faith. “I live my life for this way, and that’s because of the Lord and what has happened, and what he done to save me, and save everyone. It gives me a great joy to know that the Lord is around me at all times.”

Tribute to Joel Edwards

by Colin Dexter

Tributes have been paid to the former head of the Evangelical Alliance, Joel Edwards, who passed away from cancer on Wednesday morning.Edwards was a British immigrant from Jamaica and started out as a probation officer, a role he held for 14 years.In a rich and varied career, he served as senior pastor of Mile End New Testament Church of God and was an honorary Canon of St Paul’s Cathedral.But he spent the best part of his career as a figurehead for evangelicals, joining the African and Caribbean Evangelical Alliance in 1988, and then going on to lead the UK Evangelical Alliance as General Director from 1997 until 2009.

ALBANIA – Bible translation

by Colin Dexter

After 20yrs of hard work and commitment form the translation team the Albanian Bible is finally completed.

(Bible Society)


by Colin Dexter

CAP stands for Christians Against Poverty. CAP is a charity offering free debt counselling here in the UK to whoever needs it (no need to be a Christian – that’s a common misconception.)👍-All their services are run through local churches, meaning they are able to pair each person up with someone in their local area. The churches are then able to support them through the debt help process (collecting paperwork, etc) as well as offering emotional and practical support where requested / needed


by Colin Dexter

Ty Sign Tots has started back in Channel View Community Centre from June 14th . Two session one hour long to maximise the number of adults able to access the group with Covid restrictions. Cleaning of the floor, mats & toilets between sessions and different toys per session. There is now one window in Channel view for ventilation. You need to book in .https://www.facebook.com/groups/230196117149017


by Colin Dexter

A significant grant has been offered in principle towards the construction of a new community hall
to serve the Ty Sign estate in Risca.

The Agape Community Church, a registered charity has been
leading efforts to get funding for a new hall. They have met in the existing Channel View
Community Hall for the last 18 years, but are now seeking to develop a new building to further
support the work undertaken and increase opportunities within the community.

If current negotiations can be completed, a new hall could be built on the ‘Spar Field’ in the centre
of the Ty Sign estate. It would have a community hall, storage, toilets and fully equipped kitchen,
and would be up to modern standards of insulation. Most importantly, it would be open to all of
the community and would be located in the centre of the estate.

Colin Dexter, one of the leaders of the church said “We visited several modern active community
facilities at the start of this project and saw no reason why Ty Sign should not also have a new,
light, economic, accessible community facility. Like Channel View Hall it would be available to all
and bring new opportunities and possibilities. It would also complement the existing spaces at the
TLC cafe and St David’s church providing a breadth of resources to the various groups that require
community space. We are delighted in the confidence shown by the various funding bodies”.

The largest elements of the potential funding have come from the Welsh Government’s
‘Community Facilities Fund’ and the Big Lottery’s ‘People and Places’ programme. Planning consent
for the scheme was granted earlier this year. Negotiations on the scheme need to be completed,
but it is hoped that construction of the new hall will start in the Autumn.

Islwyn’s representative in the Senedd, Rhianon Passmore – a former county borough councillor for
the Risca East ward – described the funding as “good news for the whole area”.

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Faith in Christ

by Colin Dexter

Donya decided to follow Jesus, but Tahar took a while to be convinced. When he did eventually put his faith in Jesus, he felt an instantaneous change:” it was like that burden came off my shoulders” Tahar says ” the burden I thought I would have- to give an account for my sins when I died- came off. It felt like I was flying. It was the most beautiful moment of my life”

(Refugees in Turkey)

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