[amazon_link asins=’0877884412′ template=’ProductCarousel’ store=’thedailycheru-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’01fb6002-e5a3-11e6-8fb3-2b0b02b6e5d5′]Welsh plumber and bowling enthusiast Harry Bergam never dreamed of commandeering a battleship or playing point guard for the New Orleans Pelicans, but he did kind of dream about finding a historical artifact under a sink once or twice. “Yeah, sometimes you wonder if you’ll find something special under a sink or behind a toilet,” he said. This dream recently came true when his services were called upon by Harriet Evans, the local busy-body and renowned biscuit-baker of Burry Port.
“It was a routine leak fix, nothing special,” recounts Bergam. “As I rearranged myself under Mrs. Evans sink I noticed a dusty old book stuffed in the back of her cabinet.” That book turned out to be none other than the lost diary of Dr. Lloyd-Jones, famous Welsh minister and theologian.
The diary is filled with some of LJ’s most thought provoking and spiritual work, a few grocery lists, and some spectacular insights into his personal life. “Apparently Dr. Lloyd-Jones was a cartwheel aficionado,” says Bergam. “There are pages upon pages filled with accounts of his attempt to master and perfect the cartwheel.” Some of the pages include detailed drawings and diagrams. Others are filled with spectacular displays of frustration and self-doubt over Dr. Lloyd-Jones’ failed attempts to fling his fleshy white legs over his upside down thorax.
Harry plans on donating the diary to charity after photocopying the cartwheel charts and drawings. “I think Dr. Lloyd-Jones was on the precipice of something special. I think maybe God wants me to finish his work.”
Westminster Chapel staff declined to comment.