Walk the Way - 15 months later
Steve and Gill Eggleton (shown on the right above) of ‘Via Beata’ write:-
We look back fondly to the Summer of 2021, when teams of passionate blue-clad messengers set out to walk the length of the Via Beata trail, sharing the vibrant life of Jesus all the way.
As we followed your daily blog, we were so encouraged to see the Via Beata coming to life before our eyes.
Currently, we are working upon a number of art-works to be placed along the trail, and some of these have been flushed out by the Through Faith Missions 'Walk the Way' mission. Firstly, we are still in dialogue with the Cathedral authorities about the content of our proposal for a relief-carved depiction of the pilgrim from Ethiopia, who came to faith in Jesus due to the obedient intervention of a blue-clad evangelist called Philip (the blue shirt cannot be verified. The Greek is unclear!).
St. David's Cathedral is a very precious venue, and as you might imagine, there are some hoops to jump through. Please pray for us as we correspond with the folks at the Cathedral.
At Solva, we have been given a little corner of land right on the coastal path. Here we plan to place a stone bench bearing the words 'from the rising of the sun, to the going down of the same, the Lord's name is to be praised.'
Some of you will remember Letterston. We have recently met the owners of a green camp-site across which our trail runs. They have welcomed the prospect of a way-station there. We plan to place a carved panel by the public footpath that bears the words 'The heavens declare the Glory of God' We are hoping to do some of the work of making the piece with the families that use the site. This means, that we will not be placing anything in the church-yard in Letterston.
At Henllan, just east of Newcastle Emlyn some of the Through Faith Missions team met Diane and Emyr Mathias. As a direct result of this, Emyr and Diane have given us the use of a little piece of land next to the gallery in their yard, where we will place a shelter, and a relief carving bearing the words 'What great love the Father has lavished upon us'. Diane, who is a painter, is going to put the colours on the carving for us.
Then Finally, at 'The Well' in Llanwrtyd Wells, where some of you met some of the local Christians, we have been given permission to place a stainless steel art-work high up on the wall that overlooks the nearby car-park. It bears the words from the end of Revelation, 'whoever is thirsty, let him come'. This one is also a direct result of your visit.
So thank you all for this amazing endeavour. You have all brought blessing to the 'Way of Blessing'.
(You can still read the WtW blog here) (To visit the Via Beata website, click here)
Three images of teams at existing Way-Stations as visited by teams on WtW.