Tuesday, May 29, 2012
It is hard to believe there are just a couple more posts for Missions Monday. At times, we look back and think that our time has flown by. Other times, we think that time seems to be at a stand still! Here we are, faced with just two more weeks of being here and we want to use our time very wisely!
This past week has been a fun-filled and very busy week while having mom here from Texas. She has been all over Rome now and has seen, first hand, what we do, where we are and the people that need Jesus!
Please pray for these dear people. Pray for people like the little, old lady that I met on the bus. I gave her a tract. She read it cover to cover and then told me that her family was very much in to their traditions of "the" church. I pray that the verses she read would come back to her and remind her of what the Bible says. Please pray for another lady, maybe in her 40's, that I met on the train. I gave her a tract and after reading it cover to cover she said that she no longer went to church because her husband, who she is now divorced from, never went to church. I asked her to please keep the tract and to read it in her home. I explained that we are not "religious". We just want to follow Jesus and only the Bible. With a language barrier, it is sometimes hard to know how to encourage them to trust Jesus. I am reminded that it is not my words that they need to hear, but God's words!
When we returned from Germany, we found a few extra German tracts left over. God has been faithfully leading us to German people around town! .... Four on the train in the morning .... a few more on the street .... Four more on the train that evening .... We listen for them speaking German, and then we give them a tract!
We will be going to the V*tican this Wednesday and then again the next Wednesday to pass out the remaining verses that we had printed up. These are in Italian, German and English. Wednesday seems like a good day because more people come that day to hear a special m*ss from the P*pe. Please continue to pray for these people and that we might be "in the right place, at the right time".
As we return home, we really don't know where "home" is! We are praying for clear direction! We want to be right where God would have us be. Your prayers are so appreciated! You are a blessing to us!
... These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off and were PERSUADED of them, and EMBRACED them, and CONFESSED that they were STRANGERS and PILGRIMS on the earth. For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country... But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.