We started out last weekend with a visit to the Colosseum. Two thousand years ago, our Christian brothers were probably killed in this place for their faith. Now, we have the opportunity to pass out tracts here to thousands and thousands as they come to hear the P*pe speak and view a special service for the 12 stations of the cross. Our hope and prayer is that they will read the Scripture that we give them and that their eyes would be opened to what Jesus has completed for them already. Hebrews 7:24-28
Thousands come for this special service and the service is also viewed live from home. Here, you can see the TV station trucks getting ready.
We were able to pass out all the remaining N.T. Bibles that we had as well as the rest of the John/ Romans booklets that we had. We also passed out the rest of our Italian tracts and some French, German, Spanish and Asian.
Can you find the people you know?
On Sunday, our family went to the Metro station near the Vatic*n area. We arrived around 8am and were already surrounded with people arriving for the special service that would happen two hours later. Here are a few of those people as they arrive from the Metro stop....
... and here are just a few people as they come down the street towards the V*tican. We were able to bring about 1400 tracts in English, Italian and German. As you can see, we could have brought a lot more. Maybe you would like to help us in the future?
Thank you again for your prayers during these last few weeks. We have about a week left here in Italy and then we will be heading up to Germany to help out a pastor there. During the rest of our time here, we will be passing out the rest of the tracts we have by putting them in mailboxes and sharing with the people we have had contact with. One such person is our neighbor. She speaks good English and we've already been able to have a good conversation about salvation. Please pray for Manuela. We hope to talk with her further and give her an Italian Bible. Monday, Dave will be meeting with a young, American man who is studying to be a priest. Please pray for him and that this man's heart would be opened!