Busy times behind and ahead.

tree decoration
tree decoration

Firstly to say thank you for all the wonderful Birthday cards I receved and now the flurry of Christmas cards that arrive daily and they cheer my heart. My house has Christmas all over it and so does my office too now.
Lots has happened since I last wrote. Officers (ministers) met together for 3 days of teaching and worship. I presented the Anti Trafficking project and what we have done so far. Some were in shock about how much we have completed and I am pleased to say that also we are thinking ahead for the future, I have someone who is a Corps (church) leader to aid me in the project and being Italian this means we are looking to the future. I think and believe that God has something special planned for this small band of followers here in Italy.
In the mean time, I was privileged to be a part of the youth weekend here in Rome and to share on a subject very close to my heart: Friendship. It was a lot of fun but here I am 3 days later and still recovering from it.
And then there is carolling for Christmas in central Rome – which looks simply amazing and glorious and made me feel less homesick as it looks great and is done in the Italian way. Our little band of musicians, including myself go out 3 or 4 times a week and we are pleased with the response and the possibility of converstaions with people.
Soon it will be Christmas and it will be my first in the Italy for 11 years. I have to admit that I am not missing all the busyness that came with Faith House but I am missing singing some of the carols and so each day I blast one out in my house and enjoy that time.
Next year is going to be a busy year with me visiting places for a week and time with our church leaders and sharing the what Trafficking is and how we can move forward to see change in our world.
Please continue to pray for us and for the witness we share each and every time we go “carolling”.
If I don’t get time to send you a message – just want to say Have a blessed and peaceful Christmas and a joyful New Year.