To: Lizzie Ann & David, J.M & Lona

From: Maurice Lewis (Lizzie Ann’s father)

April 6th 1902

Dear Lizzie Ann, David, J.M & Lona

We now take the pleasure of writing these few lines to you hoping that you are all quite well as we are all pretty well at present. I was very glad to see the photos of dear J.M. with his broken umbrella, it is something very natural and old fashioned. Dear Lizzie Ann we are having a very fine Sunday. Our Preacher is Mr Williams (Pastor). Tell David that the Rev. J Hughes (Liverpool) is in Maengwyn Chapel today. Yesterday we had a look upon three funerals passing through the street, and one them was Mrs Jane Hughes the Gruthyn. You remember her very well. Our text was this morning first epistle of Peter, 5th chapter, 10th verse. It was about God’s great grace and love and Mr Williams said that love sat a queen in the midst of all God’s attributes. I have written down the greater part of his sermon and so being rather large it gave me a lot pleasure, so I am able to review it again. It is one of the most profitable things that I ever took upon me to do and I am able to keep awake.

Dear Lizzie Ann I feel today my very great need of drawing near to God in prayer. There is so much in this world to call our attention and we are very apt to become poor spiritually. May God help you and David and myself to turn to him often to seek for refuge beneath the shadow of his cross. Amen. All being well Frances is going to Newtown tomorrow (Monday) to sing in a concert for Miss Clarke. You shall have a Cambrian News to see of all the things that have taken place about here at Easter. So I have no more news to tell you now. With our very best love to you all from your dear Father & Mother & Sister,

M & E & Fr Lewis

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