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from the streets of Rome. As you read, please pray! Our next ministry trip will be September 2-16.


Friday, April 5, 2013

Belated Update!

Our greatest apologies for being so late with this post. We have spent the last week trying to figure out why our internet was so slow and why we were unable to download anything. It has just been in the last couple days that we were able to get this fixed. Of course, it involved spending more money, but we pray God will provide. We feel it is important for you to know what is going on here and to be able to know how to pray.

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!

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Hebrews 11:13,15,16

... 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.