Thursday, April 2, 2015
Friday is Coming!
Aren't these some cuties!? My how the years have flown! This was our first trip 7 1/2 years ago. Never would we have dreamed that we would come to Italy again. God has brought us here again and again and each time, we are amazed. It is humbling to say the least.
Good Friday is a big event here. There is a special service at the Coliseum that begins at 9pm. The P*pe officiates a special service and includes the twelve st*tions of the cr*ss. It is a very large gathering. People start arriving in the afternoon so that they can get a good spot to watch. We arrive early too and give the crowds something to read! Our backpacks are full and we will bring an extra suitcase full of tracts and John and Romans in several languages. Please pray for us. 4pm would be 9am central. That's about the time we'll start.
Today has been another sunny day here. Dave and Daniel went in to Rome in the morning. The girls and I got some wash on the line and some lunch made. We all went in later in the afternoon. Please pray for Bill and Gabriel, two guys we met earlier in the day. Pray that they will read the Bibles that were given them. Please also pray for Auminal, who is Bangledesh. Dave has been able to talk with him several times. It is still amazing how many people we are able to talk with that are from all over the world.
... 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.