That I May Know Him

And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life. ~ 1 John 5:20 (KJV)

Is not my word like as a fire? saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces? Jeremiah 23:29

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Italian Meetings

Our church will be holding its first Italian Service next Sunday evening. We are very blessed in having quite a few Italian Roman Catholics which have boldly come to the throne of the Lord Jesus Christ. Some real genuine Italian converts, Amen!!!

However, many of their families, mostly elderly parents, are lost (some speak neither English nor French, only Italian). It has been on our Pastor's heart to have some Italian meetings in order to bring their families out, and Lord willing, an Italian church in the long run. Praise the Lord, we will be having that first service next Sunday. I believe it will be once a month for now. We are just treading the waters for now. Carlo will be doing the preaching. His wife Nadia prepared invitations to be handed out.

I am hoping to hand that invitation to my friend Virginia. May the Lord put in on her heart to come and bring her family along. Please pray that many unsaved Italians will come to the meeting, and meet their Saviour, Christ Jesus, face to face.

Act 10:1 There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of the band called the Italian band, Act 10:2 A devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God alway.......

It is also on our Pastor's heart to eventually have some French meetings as such, and again, Lord willing, a French church. Pastor Larry also has such a vision for a Greek church. Nothing is impossible with the Lord.

Pro 29:18 Where there is no vision, the people perish


  • At Wednesday, March 22, 2006 12:08:00 AM, Blogger Carey said…

    Oh how exciting! I will pray that the Lord blesses this endeavor.

  • At Wednesday, March 22, 2006 8:44:00 AM, Blogger Redeemed said…

    Thanks Carey. I think I'm going to attend the meeting, just for the encouragement.

    Plus, it's a great chance to learn Italian :)

    Ciao bella

  • At Wednesday, March 22, 2006 3:46:00 PM, Blogger Consecrated said…

    Italians are fun, although they are very loud.

  • At Wednesday, March 22, 2006 4:54:00 PM, Blogger Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said…

    Sounds a good idea.

    I do not think I would fit in well in Italy. Italians are not much like me.

    I prefer Finns who hardly ever say anything at all.

    Every Blessing in Christ


  • At Wednesday, March 22, 2006 6:55:00 PM, Blogger Redeemed said…

    Yes, they can be loud...and funny.

    The Italian brethren of our church are very sweet. I find them encouraging. It's rare to meet Italian born again Christians.

    I don't think I've ever met a Finn. They are excellent hockey players though. I was actually routing for Finland at the olympics, it's the only country that I can accept beating Canada.

    (I know you don't like sports, but living in Montreal has made me like hockey)

  • At Thursday, March 23, 2006 4:45:00 AM, Blogger Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said…

    Most Finns where spectacles that are rectangular like mine.

    They do not smile much and talk even less, except on their cellphones. They speak a weird language which I am struggling to learn.

    But yes, ice hockey is the national game in Finland.

    Every Blessing in Christ


  • At Thursday, March 23, 2006 10:40:00 AM, Blogger Redeemed said…

    Sounds like you would fit in well, Matthew. They also have cool names, the captain of the Montreal hockey team's name is Saku Koivu.

    Do you feel it pressed upon your heart working in Finland as a missionary, if you do not mind my asking. It's for prayer purpose!

  • At Thursday, March 23, 2006 11:05:00 AM, Blogger Carey said…

    Americans are also known to be very loud.

  • At Thursday, March 23, 2006 12:09:00 PM, Blogger Redeemed said…

    And loads of fun!!!

    The first quality that comes to mind concerning Americans, it's generosity.

    America is probably the most generous Nation.

  • At Thursday, March 23, 2006 5:05:00 PM, Blogger Consecrated said…

    I have a couple of Finnish colleagues. One of them is particulary interesting. His name is Cay and he is now a retired man.

    Very funny in his own way. He would pass by me every morning, and would just stare for a few second while I waited. It would be some very long seconds before he'd utter the "good morning".

    In the beginning I did not understand him and would just return the stare.

    Another Finnish colleage told me once that this is typical Finnish behaviour. They like to listen, weigh the words first before they speak.

    We used to make fun of Cay. We would describe talking to him like this. It is like dropping a stone in a deep well. You'd have to waaaaait till the stone reached the bottom of the well, made a splaaaaaash on Cay's mind, wake Cay up, and oops that would trigger the brains, and the reply comes.


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