How God moved in our 2023 Summer Projects

A great deal of my time back in the USA this year and during the Spring back in Wales was dedicated to preparing for the various projects going on this summer. As is our custom for our summer blogposts in the past, we are making these projects a focus this summer. For this reason, I am writing less than I would ordinarily in order to give more room for our project participants to share some of their experiences and what the Lord may have been teaching them during the summer.


Short-term stories: Stirring hearts with music

This post comes from one of our short-term project participants during Summer 2023.

This summer Linguae Christi hosted a youth choir from Dawson Memorial Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. Around 160 youth and sponsors toured North Wales to sing in chapels, schools, and concert venues. Through singing, they had the opportunity to share about the love of Jesus and how He had changed their lives. 


Self-denial through fasting

In our near constant consumption of food, stories, and ideas, fasting has the appeal of a load of bricks. Denial of self lacks more than just appeal. It seems foreign and antiquated, a relic of bygone religions. Sure, fasting from food has reappeared as a dieting trend, along with other purges and fads designed to reset your body clock or get you back into that old pair of jeans. But fasting as a form of self-denial—to undermine yourself—seems out of place in our society today.