On Wynnstay & Herbert Hotel Headed Paper To: Elizabeth Ann Lewis
To: Lizzie Ann
From: Mrs Williams (a family friend who ran the post office in Machynlleth with her husband - they then moved to Aberystwyth)
June 18 1896
My dear Lizzie Ann
I was very pleased indeed to receive your very welcome letter and to know you are so comfortable and like the people you are living with. I hope and trust you will have strength given you from above to do your work, I am glad you realize that your Almighty friend is near you, and that you can turn to him at all times, and his word which is full of life and comfort.
I am sorry you are only able to make one service on the holy Sabbath day, but even that is better than some servants have. You must make the very most of it you can. Sometimes one sermon well understood and remembered is better than two or three forgotten.
I very often wish Sunday was more a day of rest for both body and soul for servant and mistress. I do not care how much they like to cook on weekdays so long as we can have the precious Sunday free from cooking hot dinners, and by housewives planning a little more we could I am sure be more free to attending divine service on the dear Lord's day. However, people must come to see this by studying God's holy word and for those who honour his day many are the promises he gives - Isa 58: 11-14 vs. one.
I am pleased to tell you that we commence on Sunday night our open air Temperance meetings, you will I know pray that it will be a time of blessing for those who will listen to the addresses. I have seen your mother several times since you left and she misses you very much, no doubt they have written to you and told you of the great meetings held here last week for 3 days. I do hope the preaching has done good.
I will close now - with kindest love hoping to hear from you again.
I remain faithfully yours