Reasons to be Thankful

Our lives are filled with things to be thankful for.

Pete Evans | 18:39, Thursday, 31 May 2012

Whether it’s something big like the birth of a child to something as basic as the air we breathe, there are good things all around us which the Bible says are given to us by God

Therefore, everything that is good is something to give thanks for. And recently at Pontprennau we have had many reasons to be thankful. Let me share just three with you:

Corpus Christi 

We have loved meeting at Corpus Christi High School for the past 5 months, and the great news is that we’ve just agreed to extend our agreement with them until August 2013! We are so grateful to the headteacher, Mr David Stone, and the caretakers and staff who have been unbelievably helpful and accommodating. Whilst we are continuing our search for a building of our own, we could not have asked for a better venue to host us on a Sunday morning. God is good to us and we are thankful for that.

Family atmosphere

... I find more and more that people feel able to share their hearts with one another ...

One of the words we most commonly used to describe us at Pontprennau is ‘family’.  It constantly surprises me how God is growing our church in love for one another, just like members of a family.  I suppose one of the key things to being family is honesty, and I find more and more that people feel able to share their hearts with one another and walk with one another through the highs and lows of life. Whether young, old or in the middle, we're growing into a family of God’s people. And I am thankful for that.    

Reaching out

With every day that passes, God is growing in us a love for our local community. We are currently in the process of exploring ways to get involved with our neighbours through existing opportunities and also through services that we can offer. In the meantime, God is bringing people in. Barely a week goes by without a new face or two turning up on a Sunday. Recently, someone who has joined us from the local community was asked what we could pray for. Their answer: 'I want to thank God for Highfields.' 

I am thankful for that.



(If you would like to know more about Highfields' Pontprennau Congregation, or if you have any questions about what it means to trust in Jesus, please get in touch with Pete at:


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