Thursday, 24 July 2014

Praying for the cows...

On Wednesday two of the Brecon Goshen team spent almost an hour walking among the cattle pens at the Royal Welsh Agricultural Show, praying blessing on the farmers and their animals.  It was such a privilege to see these beautiful animals up close, and thanks to the knowledge of my companion, I personally learnt a lot about the different breeds.  From Herefords to Jerseys, Limousins to Welsh Blacks the animals on display were beautiful examples of God's creation.

We encourage you to keep on praying for the beef and dairy farms in your area.  We want to see Bovine TB completely eradicated from our Welsh farms.  And don't forget all the other farmers as they work hard through the summer season with livestock and crops.  Bless them in the name of Jesus as you pass their land, and carry golden threads of blessing and salvation across our wonderful nation.

Goshen @ The World Bovine T.B. Conference 16TH June 2014

It was such a privilege for some of our group to attend to pray at this prestigious conference with people from around the globe discussing the issue of Bovine T.B. which effects not only the cattle but people's lives and livelihoods.

They met with intercessors from Cardiff Watch, bringing the countryside and city together in unity for our farming community, and were able to use one of the rooms to pray before the conference started.  Through worship and proclamation from Psalm 29 v 4 and 1 Chronicles 29 v 10 – 13 they asked the Lord for protection over the delegates and that they would have knowledge and insight in their deliberations.

Being with intercessors from the city and rural areas was excellent in building up understanding of the issues the countryside faces.

Amongst the international delegates there were scientists, vets, farmers and those from the badger protection society.  The whole conference went extremely well, but we trust that those attending from different nations were able to sense that something more is happening in Wales than the beginnings of a successful strategy for reducing Bovine TB - God is at work through his people and bringing a change of heart that will bring healing throughout our farming community.

Monday, 7 July 2014

Goshen at the Royal Welsh Show

We've decided that for July the Brecon Beacons Goshen prayer group will go to the Royal Welsh Show to pray among the farming community present there.  Several of us will be at the Show on Wednesday 23rd July.  If you would like to join us, please email me at the Goshen Project address and I can let you know details.

Last month a group met to pray in the Beacons while another group prayed in Cardiff before the start of the international Bovine TB Conference hosted by Wales.  We will post a special report of that prayer time in Cardiff soon.

If you are a farmer and have any needs you would like prayer for, please don't hesitate to contact us.  We will keep requests as confidential as you wish.

If you are praying for farmers in your area we'd love to hear from you so that we can work to encourage and support one another.