Sunday April 19th 1903

To: Lizzie Ann and her husband David and children

From: her father Maurice Lewis

Dear Lizzie Ann, David, JM & Lona

We take the pleasure of writing these few lines to you, hoping that you are all well and that John Maurice's nose is alright by now. Dear little boy - he must not be so fast. We are all pretty well. Frances has a cold but she's pretty lively. Mamma is trying to get ready to go to Maengwyn Chapel tonight. I was there this morning and I enjoyed myself very much. Rev. Griffith Ellis is the preacher. His text this morning was Chapter 14, St John, first verse - 'let not our hearts be troubled, ye believe in God, believe also in me'. It was a very timely sermon indeed. Hoping dear children that you will have enjoyed this Sabbath day with much comfort and joy to your own souls and also to the glory of God.

Well, a just narrative about the death of poor Willie Edwards, they are burying tomorrow - Monday - in Conway. We feel for his poor mother. She is confined to her room continually. You may make a letter to her dear Lizzie Ann, you may have some word of comfort to say to her or a verse.

Well we have had the Association here last week for three days. English service on Wednesday night in our Chapel, Dr E[…?] Jones - Cardiff - our preacher. On Thursday night Rev. Griffith Ellis in English, on Friday Welsh preaching all day in Maengwyn and Wesleyan chapel. There were some thousands of people in town. It was such a fine day.

Well dear children I have told you just all. I enclose you this paper of all the Ministers who took part. So no more at present.

With very best love to you all from Father, Mother, Frances and children X X X