Thursday, July 31, 2014

My Mission

When Dot’s daughter was six she wanted to be a missionary to Italy.  
Dot incorrectly told her, “Italy doesn’t need missionaries.”
The World Factbook reports Italy is 80% Christian. 
However, just 5% are considered devout:    
4.3% Roman Catholic
0.7% evangelical Christian.
In 2011 the Pope placed Italy on the Catholic unreached list.
Most Italians don’t believe they have a need for God. Dot’s going to share God’s love and grace with those hurting from divorce. 
The Jonathan Project reports that there are only two Deaf ministries in Italy.  The team plans to learn Italian Sign Language (LIS) and to start a Deaf ministry.
In fair Verona Shakespeare set the scene for Romeo and Juliet.
In this same city God has called me to serve on this team.
Some facts about Verona:
Prostitution is legal
Abortion is free
In this region the number of devout Catholics drop to 3% and evangelical Christians drop to just 0.045% of the region’s population.  This would be comparable to just 120 evangelical Christians living in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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