A group of young adults from The Wales Synod and Synod Cymru are participating in an exchange to Jamaica, with our folks travelling this year and the Jamaican young people returning next summer. Our group are out there from the 17th July, for two weeks, returning on Monday 1st August. During their stay they will be taking part in the Jamaican Methodist District Youth Camps, either as leaders or participants, leading a Holiday Bible Club at the Jamaica National Children’s Home in Kingston as well as engaging in many other cultural activities. A prayer has been specially written for them which you’ll find in both English and Welsh.
Our young people are; Gruff, Bethan, Owain, James, Anna, Annie, Katie, Katherine and Charlotte and their leaders are Rev Cathy Gale and Deacon Jon Miller.
We pray for our young adults and leaders journeying to Jamaica on their exchange. In their travels throughout that beautiful country may they know your blessing and protection, and your joy in connecting with a different culture, forging new friendships, seeing new places and experiencing the sights, sounds, smells and tastes that Jamaica has to offer.
Lord God, may they become ambassadors for you both through their words and in the sharing of gifts and talents in your service. May their vision of the God they serve and the worldwide family of which they are a part grow; and their faith be renewed and strengthened through this experience, as they seek your plan for their own lives upon their return.
Gweddïwn dros ein hoedolion ifanc ac arweinyddion wrth iddynt deithio i Jamaica ar eu taith gyfnewid. Boed iddynt brofi dy lawenydd wrth iddynt gyfarfod â phobl newydd, gweld lleoedd newydd a phrofi golygfeydd, synau, arogleuon a blasau newydd. Boed iddynt brofi dy amddiffyniad wrth iddynt deithio; i Jamaica ac i’r nifer o fannau y byddant yn ymweld â nhw yn y wlad hardd honno. Boed iddynt fod yn llysgenhadon i ti ym mhopeth a ddywedant ac wrth iddyn nhw ddefnyddio eu doniau mewn gwasanaeth i ti.
Arglwydd, gweddïwn y bydd ein pobl ifanc yn dy weld di mewn ffordd wahanol ac ehangach wrth gyfarfod â phobl o wahanol ran o deulu Duw mewn diwylliant gwahanol trwy’r ymweliad hwn. Gweddïwn y byddant yn tyfu mewn ffydd ac yn dychwelyd o Jamaica wedi eu hadnewyddu a’u nerthu ar gyfer y dasg sydd o’u blaen.
Rev. Felicity Jepson-Randall
Llanelli and Carmarthen Methodist Circuit