To: Lizzie Ann From: Her father (Maurice Lewis)
Sunday 29th November 1896
Dear Lizzie Ann
I now take the pleasure of writing a few lines to you, hoping that they will find you quite well as they leave me at present, and I am glad to say that your mother is better from rheumatism now than what she has been, and Johnny and Frances are quite well. Dear Lizzie Ann, I was glad to see your letter, and what you said did me very much good. It has given me quite a stimulus to persevere on. I was so cheered - praise the Lord - it is possible to help each other on in our heavenly course.
Dear Lizzie Ann, Mr Spurgeon said in one of his sermons, speaking on prayer, he said that it was a heavenly telegram, so I send one message every morning on your behalf. Sarah Morris came home on Saturday morning. Now about the service this morning - Mr Roberts offered a beautiful prayer, first hymn 'Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty' - you know - I.E. Roberts - Aberystwith. Then the sermon, text, last chapter in St Luke's gospel, 49 seven, 'but tarry ye in Jerusalem until ye be endowed with power from on high' and he dwelt very much on it that we should know whether we were in the possession of the Holy Ghost. Dear Lizzie Ann, may God bless you every day, and that you may feel every day great joy in believing the righteous shall hold on his way.
My dear we had a very nice meeting this afternoon, Mr Roberts gave us an address - the subject was how we got the Bible, and we sang Sankeys hymns and had a very pleasant afternoon, and after he had finished Mr Rowlands spoke, and Mr Maelor and myself, so you see that we were doing it very grand. So now I must conclude, I think I have told you a great deal. It is just time to go to Chapel. May God bless you and keep you dear Lizzie Ann.
With our best wishes from Mama, Dada, Johnny and Frances.
Mamma is not going to Chapel tonight. It is so very cold. XXXXX Excuse my short letter