Stefano & Jennifer Mariotti

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church-planting in Budrio, Italy

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Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Arkansas Baptist School @ Budrio Day 2

The team from Arkansas Baptist School arrived in Budrio yesterday afternoon.

We were received in the town-hall by Giulio Pierini major of Budrio. Giulio gave an historical and cultural perspective of Budrio and then asked Coach Billy to tell about their school and mission.

Billy said that the goal of this visit is to
serve the community to follow the example of Jesus and to show in practical ways
His love to Italy.

He also said that this mission trip has been planned since last October and from that time they were praying for Budrio. The Major was really appreciative and said, please continue to pray for us.

Later we were interviewed by a journalist of a magazine which is widespread locally.
We were able to present the events of today, the work of Youth for Chrsit Italy and of our Impatto A Budrio church-plant.
(Link for the article in Italian)

This morning from 11.00 to 12.30 am we'll be at the middle-school of Budrio for a Baseball clinic with kids aged 12-14 years old.
A lady attending our church-plant works in this school so it'll be an opportunity for her to share the Jesus she's beginning to know.

In the afternoon we'll be at the sport centre of Budrio.
From 1.30 to 3.00 pm we'll play baseball with a group of difficult youths followed by the social service.
From 3.00 to 5.00 pm we'll have a Baseball Clinic with the local basketball and volleyball teams.
It will also be an opportunity for us to present the Exch@nge summer camp we'll organize in July.
Please pray for today because it's the very first time we are invited in the middle-school and in the sport centre.