Wednesday, May 11, 2011

ITALY Team arrives home!

Yesterday morning, which actually would have been really late Tuesday night for Nashville, the left for the airport with David and began our journey back home. There is always a mixed bag of emotions at the end of any journey. We are all very grateful to have had the opportunity to go to Bologna, pray over the streets, cafes, university and people there as well as minister to and encourage David and Nicole. We left with a lot of memories, but what is more important is that we left with a burden for the students of the university, the city and Italy.
God was certainly with us as we went, while we were there and on our return. We all felt the prayers of friends and family while we were there. Altogether it was a smooth trip going and coming without any hiccups along the way. We all stayed healthy and had the energy to do the tasks set before us. No conflicts arose and we all developed community. All of these things are a testament to the posture of our hearts toward God and the power of prayer.
Each one of us answered the call to go, but our responsibility to Bologna and the ministries taking place there did not end when we departed. The people there are in desperate need of the light of Christ, and we must pray for God to soften their hearts and open their eyes. We must also not forget David and Nicole and continue to pray for them and the relationships that they develop. God can and will do, and is indeed doing, great things there. But, as he is faithful always to his work through us, we must remain faithful to doing his work. The trip is over, but the journey continues!


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