Wet, wet, wet! One word describes so much!
Dave and the three older children left on the 6am train in to Rome. Very few were taking tracts because of the rain but when they moved under the train station where people exit, they were able to pass out a lot more. Most of the time, if you stick around too long, you are asked to leave the area. Instead, they were able to look like they were exiting with the crowd as the last person left. This went on for quite awhile. Please pray for all those who got tracts and Bibles.
Our youngest and I were to meet them later in the morning. We stood for an hour in the rain waiting, but the rest of the family never came. Communication is similar to the 1960's when you don't have cell phones! Funny how a person relies more on God when there isn't anything left to do! Our youngest was distraught that we hadn't met up with them. Finally, I realized we needed to pray about it. God knew exactly where they were! This calmed my child as well as myself. 15 minutes later we ran in to the rest of them...at McDonalds!
After a busy morning and early afternoon, we arrived back at the apartment. One thing we are so thankful for is modern technology. Even though we don't have the best cell phone coverage, we do have Internet access. We were able to watch Sunday school from Bethel and then just before service, we found out we could listen to a live stream of our church at home! Great timing and so thankful a friend from church let us know about it!
One thing really sums up our day.... Jesus is alive! We don't serve a god who is dead, unreal or even uncaring! We serve a God who is risen! Resurrected! Who gives Life and cares for us so much more than we can even comprehend! Nothing happened today because of coincidence, but because Jesus is alive and well! He lives!
... 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.