Dear Prayer Supporters,
Thank you all for praying for the people who were affected by the earthquake in Northern Italy. Please continue to pray for them as many are still living in tents, and the weather is turning colder and rainy. Please pray that their hearts would be tender to hearing the Gospel as well. Our Back to School festival went well. We had a total of 9 new kids come (all boys). We had a fun time and were able to give each boy a prize and share the gospel with them. We also had a mother come and sit and talk with us. All the boys loved it and wanted to know when we were going to do it again. Please pray as we work on our Italian so we will be better able to communicate and minister.
Our son, Micah, took Tae Kwon Do while in Peru and recently we were able to find a class here for him. Please pray for him to be a witness and example to those in his class, and that we would be able to meet new people and build relationships. I also recently found a bookstore here that has a story reading time for little kids. I was able to take Christina. She wasn’t able to understand much, but I am praying it will help her Italian and also help us meet some new people. We continue going to the Market each Wednesday and setting up a table of literature. Recently, while out talking to people we have heard, “Oh I have seen your table at the market.” We are excited to hear this because this means people are noticing us. Please pray for this ministry as we are able to reach many different people groups.
An update on our resident visa: we recently went back to the police station and were told once again that we needed more proof that our children are indeed ours. So after talking to the lawyer that is helping us he said we now need all the birth certificates of our kids and our marriage certificate apostilled and translated. We are working on this. Please pray as this is an added expense we were not counting on, and that when we are able to get these that this will be all they will need!! I Thess. 3:1 “Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you.” May God bless you for your faithfulness in giving and prayers.
Missionaries to Italy,
Shane & Kathy
Rachel, Rebekah, Moriah, Micah, Charity & Christina Rice