We have now been in Italy almost two weeks. This last week has been a little more difficult as we have settled in and felt the reality of being away from friends and family. Nevertheless, it has been a good week to see what God has done. We know that this is right where we should be for the time being and it is exciting to be in the midst of God's work here in Italy.
Tract Distribution -
Dave has been able to distribute tracts every day this week and has met people from all over the world. John and Romans have gone out in English and in Italian and the smiles that are given in return are priceless! There was even a "kid day" this last week as it seemed like quite a few tracts went out to children that day. Dave has noticed that there seems to be quite a bit more people on the streets and visiting the V*tican. This is great! We have now printed out 10,000 tracts through a missionary here who has a printer and so we will be passing out all of those before we leave in May.
On the Home Front -
We have started our school routine while here in Italy. This keeps the children on schedule for completing their yearly studies and helps them stay occupied as well. It seemed like we struggled with staying occupied enough this last week as we watched it rain every day! We were able to get a few hundred tracts ready for Daddy to pass out, so that was a blessing!
Our missionary friends here in Italy were able to come over for the day today. We had a great day of fellowship with them and they were so wonderful to take us to the store in their car in order to stock up on all of the heavier items that are no fun to walk home with.
Please Pray -
Please pray for Margherita and Anna, our neighbors we have met so far. Please pray for good, clear communication of the Gospel with them. Please also pray for Henry, a man that we met at the grocery store. He is saved but wants to attend church. We would also ask that you continue to pray for direction and wisdom every day as Dave goes out and wants to share Christ with those whose hearts God is softening.
... 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.