Adullam's story: an interview with Huw and Cerys Davies
Ogof Adullam is a Methodist drop-in centre in the middle of Swansea.
Named after the cave where King David took refuge in 1 Samuel 22, it
provides a place of refuge to people to the vulnerable in society – the
homeless, asylum seekers and those shunned due to their addictions and
Based at Brunswick Methodist Church, Ogof Adullam opens
its doors for three evenings a week, when most other agencies are
closed. It provides a safe place free of external influences where
people can develop safe, secure and loving relationships in a Christian
Christians we aim
to show the love of Jesus in order to help and empower these
individuals to turn their lives around and to become all God intended
them to be.
coming since we first opened. She had been on the streets for some time
and was originally sleeping outside the church. Our superintendent
found her and was moved and upset that this was happening in our city.
With the help of members we have been able to help her get a deposit
for a flat and she is going to start going to rehab for her addictions.”
Huw Davies - Project Coordinator
The volunteers at Ogof Adullam go beyond simply running
a drop in centre. They liaise with different organisations in Swansea
to direct their guests to night shelters, Christian Rehabilitation
centres, chaplaincies and partner with local gardeners who offer work
and income for ex-offenders.
The Advent Offering worship materials include quotes and
extracts from interviews with volunteers and guests who visit Ogof
Adullam. We hope that many churches will take up an Advent Offering
specially for Mission in Britain to allow us to continue to support
work like this.
Register your interest in holding
an Advent Offering service today.