Sunday, March 08, 2015

Mary Jones

Mary Jones was a poor Welsh girl who lived from 1784 at the foot of the Cader Idris mountain, in Gwynedd.
She’d learnt to read at the local school and she longed for a Bible in her own language, but Welsh Bibles were expensive and hard to come by.
For 6 years she saved up all her spare money.
And one morning, in 1800, aged 15, she walked barefoot the 25 miles to Bala in the hope of buying a Bible.

Perhaps Mary’s story might inspire us this week to walk over to our bookshelves and dust off one of our Bibles and read it. 


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