Stefano & Jennifer Mariotti

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church-planting in Budrio, Italy

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Tuesday, 30 December 2014

New Year: Fellowship&Community

Tomorrow evening we'll have a time of fellowship sharing the many blessings, challenges and encouragements the Lord has given us this year.

We'll also enjoy a bring&share meal together to celebrate the end of a year and the beginning of a new one!

At 11pm we'll join Budrio's community in the main square for the annual bonfire! This year they'll burn a wooden sculpture of a frog
In Budrio's dialect "to have a frog", means "to be on the rocks", 
to not have much money at all. So the idea is "to burn" a difficult year of crisis, hoping for a better new one.

Our desire is to be part of our community to enjoy this festive time, 
yet to bring the message that our ultimate hope for the future rest only in the eternal God of love and justice!

"Oh sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth! 
Sing to the LORD, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day. 
Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples!"
Psalm 96:1-3 (ESV)