Stefano & Jennifer Mariotti

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church-planting in Budrio, Italy

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Monday, 7 April 2014

Sunday Service 06/042014 - Reflections

Yesterday we had our monthly Sunday service in Budrio.

We have been blessed by the fellowship with friends from the churches Forte Torre,
Nuova Vita and San Lazzaro.

We enjoyed a really nice family time when we shared coffee and cakes made by ladies from our church-plant and visiting friends.

We had a great prayer time to start the service when we divided into three groups.

Jonathan lead to pray for the fellowship of churches in Bologna and to be challenge for a church-planting vision for Italy.
Stefano lead to pray for the openness of Budrio local authorities and to be challenged to have a heart for our community.
Ester lead to pray for students and teachers from the local schools in Budrio and to challenge to expect God's work in local kids.

Jonathan lead us to God's Word preaching from Acts 2:1-13.
We have been blessed by seeing how the outpouring of the Holy Spirit is a reality for us because today we have God's Spirit living in us.
We were also challenged to think about what does it mean for us today "to speak in people's own language to tell them the mighty works of God", because this is Jesus continuing  to do and teach by the missional Spirit living in us!

In the afternoon we enjoyed a lovely ice-cream from the "Caffè del Borgo"
(this is the place where you have to go if you are from Budrio :-)
and a walk in the traditional market.

These are also ways to live out in the local community we love!