I just want to share a little about this couple we are teaching! Their names are Rosy and Vittorio, they are like, 50, and so interesting. If I understood right, he used to be like, one or those male dancers in night clubs? And she looked like a model to me too in their photos. He's got long silver hair now and they're both older, living up sort of up a canyon on the edge of Genova now. His mother has just passed away. We ran into them a few weeks ago because we were visiting a member who had Alzheimer's and per caso we ran into them in a caffe. We got their numbers and met up with them again the next time we were in the area.
Regardless of their past, they, especially Rosy, are just looking for Jesus Christ right now. They actually had missionaries frequent their home many many years ago and then lost contact. We have lots of obstacles to overcome with with them. He drinks and gambles, she smokes, and together they aren't married so this will be a work that will definitely be involving some miracles....BUT they are so filled with love towards our message and us! These people are so poor at this point in their lives that they couldn't even do grocery shopping this last week because they just barely were able to pay their rent. But I mentioned once that I like the little apricot pies that you can buy in supermarkets here. Every time after that they've forced them on us and won't let us say no, going out of their way to buy these little pies for me.
1 And he looked up, and saw the rich men casting their gifts into the treasury.
2 And he saw also a certain poor widow casting in thither two mites.
3 And he said, Of a truth I say unto you, that this poor widow hath cast in more than they all:
4 For all these have of their abundance cast in unto the offerings of God: but she of her penury hath cast in all the living that she had.
These people are so generous here and there's nothing more than I want for them to accept the gospel so they can be free, so they can be happy! I love these people and hope to be able to truly do the Lord's work here especially around this Christmas season.
|Jill's Apartment Balcony|
|Balcony, at night|
|A couple of Reindeer|
|A Genovese specialty, Pandolce|
|Not missing out on the best Christmas goodies|
|Looks like Costco|