SPRING Break 2013
TAKING STEPS OF FAITH TO SHARE CHRIST WITH OTHERS
Hey friends! Last week 45 students came from Ole Miss to invest their Spring Break, not in their sun tans and partying, but in bringing the message of Jesus to Italian students.
Speed Conversations in English
At the end of a full week of ministry, students from Ole Miss invited all their new friends to a night of “Speed Conversations” in English. Similar to speed dating, students came to practice their English (albeit with a southern twang). Valerio and Virginia (two of our Italian believers) emceed the evening, sharing their stories of coming to faith with the 50+ Italians students who came. Please pray that those who came would continue to encounter Christ.
It’s never easy meeting strangers with the desire to engage in spiritual conversations. It’s even harder when there is a language barrier and it’s cold and rainy outside. In spite of all these challenges, students from Ole Miss took the initiative to share the good news of the gospel in the power of the Holy Spirit and saw God move. An incredible amount of work goes into organizing these short term missions trips, but they are well worth it. These students are returning back to their university equipped to share their faith and leave excited to see God move in the hearts of their friends. It might seem obvious, but for us, we are so encouraged by the number of Italians students they met in this short amount of time. Over these next few weeks we will be meeting with these new Italian friends and continue to process the gospel with them. We can’t think of a better way to invest our time this spring! Thank you for your faithful partnership in the gospel!
Over the next few months ministry kicks into high gear. The weather is improving, students are finished with exams, and thanks to spring breakers from Ole Miss, we have met many Italians who are spiritually interested. We would love for you to join us in praying for these specific events coming up over the next few weeks as we seek to build momentum in our ministry.
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March 21 April 4 & 18 May 2, 16 & 30
Please pray for our Bible study that seeks to help Italians discard their misconceptions and discover the real Jesus. Please pray that students we met this past week would come and encounter Jesus.
Please pray for the screenings of Nefarious Merchant of Souls. Pray that students as well as VIPs (including US ambassador and Mayor of Rome) would hear the hope of the gospel in this telling documentary that goes behind the veil of the sex industry.
Please pray for our second annual soccer tournament coming up next month. Pray that the gospel will be made clear to Italians and refugees who will be competing.
5 on 5 soccer tournament 12 teams