Prayer for Crete

Ffald-y-Brenin Retreat

Ffald y Brenin is a Christian Retreat Centre and House of Prayer in SW Wales near Fishguard and the Pembrokeshire coast.  Its remarkable story about how the blessings of God have been poured out at Ffald y Brenin is told in the best selling book “The Grace Outpouring” by Roy Godwin and Dave Roberts. People are visiting the Centre from the nations and many are being blessed and healed.  People are being launched into local prayer based mission-shaped discipleship in Wales and the nations as a result of contact withFfald y Brenin.

As the power of the Holy Spirit has swept over Ffald y Brenin, the Centre has found itself thrust out in mission, both in the UK and abroad. TransMed Vision has been established as a Christian Partnership for planting Missional Houses of Prayer around the Mediterranean, flowing out from the work of God at Ffald y Brenin.  The goal is to plant centres from which consistent prayer and worship pour upwards and love and practical care pour outwards.



So What’s the Crete Connection?

At a TransMed Vision conference in January 2014 God laid it on the hearts of some of those attending to pray and reach out to Crete.  Through this website I was contacted by staff members Hazel and Ivan Stewart.  Several emails later they visited Crete to spend some time with my wife and me and Christian leaders here for fact finding and to pray and bless the people of Crete.  They were joined for some of their stay by friends with an associated ministry who have been led by God to use their yacht to sail around the Greek Islands as a floating house of prayer.

We spent a blessed few days with them, showing them around, sharing our perspectives and introducing them to some of the Church leaders in Western Crete, before they travelled on to other parts of the island.

So What Next?

We hope and pray that this will be the start of a fruitful partnership with Ffald y Brenin and that eventually a missional house of prayer can be established here on Crete to bless and serve the people of this island and the Greek nation beyond.

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5 Responses

  1. Maria October 1, 2014 at 11:56 am #


    Blessings from Livingstones House of Prayer, Cyprus!

    Two of our leaders were at the TransMed Vision conference in January 2014. As God has laid Greece on our hearts, Crete was mentioned while they were sharing about the conference.

    Do not be surprised by my saying that some day in the future we will be meeting you folks in Crete! I’m looking forward to it :)


    • Editor January 7, 2015 at 6:57 pm #

      Hi Maria, it was good to hear from you. Sorry it’s taken time for me to respond. I attended the Ffald y Brenin annual conference in December and spent some time with Roy Godwin who also wants to build links with Crete and perhaps visit later this year. We would very much like to meet up with you and have indeed thought about travelling to Cyprus to find out more about how you do your House of Prayer.

  2. Geoff Bairsto June 7, 2015 at 11:05 am #

    I have attended the last two meetings with Roy and Daphne over here in Ulster and was encouraged to see the Crete connection. There is a lot of “quiet ” movement going on along with the Divine Healing Ministries based at St. Annes Cathedral, Belfast and having impact all the same.
    Because of the political situation, does this affect the church in any way ? Banking, cost of living, employment, property etc, has the balance of church life been moved in any way?
    This will not change the churches mission I am sure, but if possible can I have an update of the wider picture please.


  3. Andrew Mifsud December 1, 2017 at 11:55 pm #


    We are part of a House of Prayer in Gibraltar and feel called to pray in different regions around the Med. Gibraltar is the gateway to the Med and we feel that the time of Isaiah 62 is coming.
    “Pass through, pass through the gates!
    Prepare the way for the people.
    Build up, build up the highway!
    Remove the stones.
    Raise a banner for the nations.”

    Small groups of us have visited Malta, Gozo, Cyprus, Israel, Morocco and mainland Spain in prayer.
    We too were visited by Roy Godwin and enjoyed what he shared with us. Our Gibraltar House of Prayer was triggered by a number of locals but with the drive of Norman and Debbie Przybylski from IHOP, Kansas. We are linked to other houses of prayer but are not formally part of any chain.
    Like Heraklion, Gibraltar is nicknamed after Heracles as one of the two pillars of Heracles.

    A year or so ago, we saw a north facing coastline and then the name Heraklion. More recently Crete keeps coming before me in adverts, readings and prayer. We don’t know much about Crete except that the Minoan civilization was the earliest island society and led to the Grecian civilization. I understand that Zeus and other gods came from Crete. We are also aware that there is a spiritual battle between Middle Eastern and Greacian cultures and while we don’t know quite what to expect, we do feel called to Crete.

    Is there any advice, help, any conferences that would be a useful introduction to Christian Crete?

    Kind regards, Andrew Mifsud

    • Glyn Bryant December 11, 2017 at 10:43 pm #

      Thanks for your message Andrew and sorry for delay in responding. I am also aware of the spiritual battles taking place over Crete, in part because of its violent history and in part because of occupations over many centuries. I am encouraged by your prayer burden for the island. I can’t add much here to the brief history on the web site but there is much published elsewhere as a Google search will reveal. If you visit the island in the future I would be happy to meet up with you to talk some more.

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