Dave is home and settling back in to family life! It is so good to have him back and to hear first hand how God worked this past week! To do the work of the Lord, to know you are in His will is such a blessing! The world and people … sometimes even friends … can be so confusing but there is such a peace that comes from having the Assurance that God is in control and you are doing what He wants you to do.
Our thankfulness and appreciation go out to those of you who prayed for us during this time. God is good and has carried us through once again! This is another life situation that we can look back on and say that at times it was difficult, but God's grace was greater… HIS strength was powerful… and we pressed on so that HE could receive the glory.
What a testimony Dave has about the last full day he was there! Many of you may have been praying about the tracts he wanted to pass out and whether or not he would be able to pass out 600 tracts at the two events he was going to that day. I was so excited when I heard that there were so many people at the "Holy Door Ceremony" and that Dave was bombarded … so much so that he was able to pass out hundreds of tracts. He had to keep back a few so that he could have any for the next event that day! He also tells about nearly missing Ali. Later that day, he was going to leave on the bus, but decided to go ahead and stay until the next bus came along. Meantime, Ali showed up and had not had a very good day. Dave was able to take him for coffee and had a good conversation with him one more time. Seeds were planted in that man's life and we continue to pray for his salvation!
As this particular trip comes to a close, we ask that you fervently pray for the people who received tracts and John/Romans. There are many that Dave got to know by name but there are so many more that received a tract or Bible and we have no idea what God will do with that or what their life is like. Please pray fervently for lost souls who are without hope… that the Holy Spirit would use this in their life to reveal truth to them.
Plans are already under way for our family to return to Italy this next spring. Would you join with us in praying for God's direction and for His perfect will? May God bless you for the important role you play in this ministry!
…….. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. James 5:16
... 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.