BACK TO TRIESTE AND THE TRAIN TO PARMA…
We arrived late into Parma and picked up at the train station after 10:30 at night. Hot and tired from ten hours of travel we looked forward to the National holiday and a day of rest on Monday.
First night with forty-four students in attendance.
DOUG BEGINS HIS SMALL GROUP TRAINING COURSE…
We have about thirty enrolled or should I say,”expected” to take thecourse. Enrollment is a hard thing to procure in a country where people work long hours and have transportation challenges. We begin the classes amidst tension as the neighbor has gone ballistic against the church and has done everything but call the police. He is now making videos of all that goes on and on Sunday was livid and abusive with Pastor Aldo before the church services began. He refuses to discuss what he wants and appears to be completely irrational on the subject. Please pray. Things of this nature take their toll. Nevertheless, the church recalls the story in Acts and believes that revival must be on the way as they are being told that they can no longer speak or teach in this name. Over the last few weeks we have seen a number of conversions and new people coming. Surprisingly some of the visitors are Italian’s. We now have a good Italian contingent with about ten or fifteen believers.
Doug Hamm with ACCI missionary and translator, Francesco Abortivi.