Today was an amazing day we finally began the distributions for Catania. We were able to build a team from 4 different churches to help with the distribution. The first school there was about 200 students and went very well. The principle of that school was very excited and happy with the project of the Book of Hope. She was pleased that each of her students was receiving something of great value for their personal lives.
After the finishing up with that school we move on to another high school with 1200 students.
We could defiantly feel that God had answer our prayer and He was moving before us to prepare the way for us to share about His love to each of the students. We were already to begin the class room by class room distribution when all of sudden we felt as if we were in the middle of a spiritual battle. Right in front of the principle office a huge fight broke out. This really caught us off guard we weren’t sure what was really going on so we just back up and began to pray.
After a few minutes things calmed down and the principle gave us the okay to begin. What was so amazing is that after the confusion had stop it felt as if God brought a sprit of peace abound the school. And then for the next hour we were able to enter 55 different classes and speak to 1200 students about God’s love and how they can have a personal relation with the Lord Jesus Christ.
They students were so receptive and open to what was being said that when they were handed the magazine they immediately began to look through the book. Most of them read page 45 (where the plan of salvation is written out) right away.
When we were about to leave the school after the distribution we notice a girl had come to the office and was making copies of some of the pages in the book. So we were able to ask her a couple of question and wonder way she was making some copies. She said the book was very interesting and she wanted to share some of things in the book with her friends. The whole project of the Book of Hope is such a great testimony of how great our God is. He has opened the doors to share His love in the public school and at the same time light the fire of evangelism for many Italian Churches.
Thank for your prayers regarding this project and we ask you to continue to pray that more schools will be open for us to share and present the love of Christ to the students of Italy. Also pray for those students who have received the Book of Hope that they may come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.
God Bless you,