At the start of 2016, Roger and Debbie Winn had a dream. Having endured financial and emotional challenges ourselves, and having found the light at the end of that dark tunnel of despair, we determined to make a difference to the lives of those who are still on their journey.
We wanted to create a place where people could come and be refreshed; a place where they would not be judged, no matter what. We started asking Jesus to make a way for us and began to look for the right place.
Our journey of faith brought us to the lovely Welsh Valleys and we consider ourselves very blessed to have found a place that we feel so at home in; a peaceful place with an amazing view in the small village of Abertysswg.
After hearing a word about a well springing forth refreshment and joy, we decided to call our ministry “Ffynnon” which is Welsh for Wellspring.
To all those in Epping Forest Community Church, we thank you so much for all the incredible love and support we have received over the years. You are very precious to us and we know that we would not have made it this far without you.
To those in Hope Church, Merthyr Tydfil, we thank you for making us feel so welcome and for embracing our dream. We look forward to treading this path together.
Debbie and Roger
Below are some photos of our home, Glan Yr Afon in Abertysswg. We hope that you enjoy your visit to our blog, and that you will come and join us here one day.
A favourite spot for guests.
View from garden
Brecon Steam Railway
Pen Y Fan
Relax on the patio
If you would like to support our ministry, please complete the form below and details will be sent to you individually.
We aim to bless the lives of those facing emotional or financial challenges by offering them a break in our home in the beautiful surroundings of the South Wales Valleys.
Come and stay with us.
Need a break? Why not come and stay with us. We offer mid week or weekend breaks all year round.
We do not make a formal charge as we don’t want to prevent anyone being able to come, however for those who are able, we would welcome a voluntary contribution towards the cost of your stay.
We can accommodate families, couples and singles but at present do not have room for large groups. We have 2 guest bedrooms, each sleeping up to 3 people.
We offer Bed and Breakfast or Full Board.
How does it work?
Sometimes guests would like to make a donation but are unsure of how much to give. We have therefore put together an approximate amount. However, we find that some give more and some are not able to do this. If you have difficulty coming along without giving why not ask your local church or organisation to take a love offering. This is quite common practice amongst people we know.
Suggested donations per night:-
B&B £20 per adult. £10 per child (under 15).
Full Board £25 per adult. £15 per child (under 15).
Every contribution you make helps us to provide for those who are unable to afford a holiday.
Alternatively…..For Families on low income
We would also be delighted to receive referrals from churches or organisations who know of individuals, couples or families who would not normally be able to have a holiday for financial reasons. We suggest bookings are made well in advance for these sorts of breaks. We understand that even having a holiday can be an expensive business for a family, and will do our utmost, with the support of our wonderful church family, to make their stay free from any additional expense. Full board is offered to these families. Transport can be arranged from our local train station and arrangements can be made for outings.
Churches or organisations may wish to support such guests by making a contribution on their behalf and/or by providing them with spending money while they are here.
And Finally……..Day Conferences.
This year Ffynnon has hosted a number of conference days which we very much enjoyed, therefore we are making this facility available to all.
Should you wish to use us for your day conference please contact us for details.
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Debbie and Roger Winn look forward to hearing from you.
Glan yr Afon