We had a lovely group of 25-30 guests staying at the hotel, as well as a few who travelled in as day visitors. The team of Roger, Helen and Sarah was supplemented by locals Keith on drums and Deb (Helen's sister) on viola.
|Helen working with the choir|
Each morning we had some Bible teaching led by Roger (day 1 and 3) and Helen (day 2). The themes were all about the Bible: 'The Written Word', 'The Spoken Word' and 'The Living Word'. On the final morning we took the opportunity to have a good long time of prayer ministry, which was very special.
|Mary Jones World|
Another highlight included a day trip to the newly-opened 'Mary Jones World' in Bala. The weather was atrocious, but the centre was absolutely lovely. Mary's story is fascinating, and it was a real joy to sing to the visitors a couple of the songs from the musical.
The performance itself on the last night of the week was held in the Parish Hall in Conwy. The hall wasn't the easiest performance location, but the choir coped admirably well and produced an amazing sound. The audience wasn't huge, but it was quality! The soloists also did a fabulous job, and Mary Jones narrated the story!
|Deb with Keith and Sarah|
|The choir in rehearsal|
|Roger leading a song|
|Mary Jones with Mary Jones!|
|The choir singing in Mary Jones World|
|Sarah taking the Mary Jones solo|
|One of Mary Jones' Bibles|
|Sarah and Deb playing for the performance|
|Keith drumming in the Parish Hall|
|Helen conducting the choir in the Parish Hall|
|Dai, a local singer took the role of the Father|
|Helen playing the kazoo instrumental on her plastic trombone|
|The choir in rehearsal at the Parish Hall|
|Helen working hard|
|The band accompanying the choir|