To: Lizzie Ann, David, JM & Lona
From: Maurice Lewis (her father)
April 4th 1902 (This date is as written by Maurice, but must be wrong, as the Cymdeisthasfa was held 29/30 Apr and 1 May.)
Dear Lizzie Ann, David, JM and Lona
We now take the pleasure of writing these few lines to you, hoping that they will find you all quite well. Glad to tell you that Mamma is much better and Frances and myself, we are both pretty well. Mary Williams wanted me to remember her to you very much and was glad to hear that you are all quite well.
We have a very fine Sunday and very happy this morning. W.S. Jones was our preacher. Mr Williams tonight. School number was 97. Pretty good wasn't it. Mr Jones' text was Matthew, 12 Chapter, 20 verse - 'a bruised reed will he not breathe, nor smoking flame will he not quench until he send for the judgement unto victory'. He spoke much of the tenderness of Jesus to sinners. Mr Jones you know is always very good. If David has not had a Goleuad I can send him one that he may see of the Cumdeisthsfa [Cymdeithasfa] held in Corris last week. It was a very large meeting continuing 3 days. May the Lord be with you always and the verses of the Bible coming to your memory very often. It is such a comfort to the mind to have a verse. It is like a messenger from heaven to help us on in life. We may be troubled on every hand but not cast down. Praise the Lord. This is Mr Jones's prayer this morning, as much that I could catch - 'Almighty God, most merciful father, once more we approach thy throne of Grace on this new Sabbath morning. May we lay upon thy altar our sacrifice of praise. Help us all this morning to meditate upon thy great mercies to us. Bless us with thought of thine eternal salvation. Lead our souls to the wells of salvation so that we may draw abundantly. We ask thee to speak unto us this day. May the spirit take thy people and lead them into the land of truth. May thy kingdom come all over the world. We thank thee that there are signs of peace, help those that are sick forgive all our wanderings from thee and all our transgressions, Amen.' This is as good as I could take it.
Very glad to see that Johnny is coming to see for us in about nine days, that is if he will come. So no more at present from dear Father & Mother & Frances.
Say to the dear children about us. May God bless JM & Lona and bless you all. Amen.
Kisses X X X