Hope in Jesus for Italians

Written By Eddie Duke

Our memory verse is Matthew 1:23 –

“See, the Virgin will become pregnant, And give birth to a son, And they will call Him Immanuel, which is translated, ‘God with us.’” 

To gain any ground in influence or have a voice in Italian culture, people must make time to invest in the relationships with Italians.  The Worthy family has spent 15 years in ministry in Italy as International Mission Board missionaries.  Pray today that many Italians will come to faith in Christ.  

Charlie and Shannon Worthy have immersed themselves fully in Italian culture and have made connections on a deep and personal level.  As a result, they are pushing back the darkness and bringing the hope of the Gospel.  

This week, we have seen that whether it be radio stations in Croatia, friendships formed in Italy, Muslims in South Asia, tribal communities in Peru, children’s shelters in Kenya, or medical stations in Thailand, missionaries are faithful in the world to let others know the truth of Matthew 1:23. 

God has come for them and there is HOPE in Jesus Christ. 

Wherever they are this year, the Pandemic has also been.   Whatever they are doing, challenges have arisen.  Whoever they are, discouragement shadows them.  I am thankful for their love for God and their love for people.  Pray for them today and give to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering to let them know how thankful we are.  

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