According to Amnesty International there are 26 million refugees worldwide, half of which are children. If we add to that the estimated 272 million international migrants, that’s a lot of people moving around. And turning up right at our doorstep!
When struggling to adapt to new or difficult circumstances, remember to look beyond your difficulties – and see the needs around you…
Finding joy in the simple things and the gratitude it creates can free us to focus more on our ministry and less on what we miss or no longer have.
When changing nations, customs and traditions are powerful tools to help you fit in and adapt. But embracing them also shows the people that you care about them and their ways.
One by one they filed in, sitting around the smoky fire in the dark, dingy room. The entire village, it seemed, wanted a look at the Americans. While I in turn, through teary, smoke-filled eyes, examined them. Our new town folk, for this was our new home.
We love this nation, although of course like any place, Italy has its share of negatives and downfalls. But somehow, when we look back over the years, all we see are the people we’ve grown to love. The beauty of the land and culture. And the thread of God’s unwavering faithfulness woven through from beginningContinue reading “The Day Italy Stole our Hearts”