Ciao tutti! Salute di Catania (Greetings from Catania)!
It is hard to believe June is here already! This last month has been a bit of a shuffle for me. I stayed with friends in Belpasso for a long weekend before moving in with a wonderful lady from our community group, Alba. This last week I joined Giuseppe and Pennie Collasano, missionaries with Italy For Christ, on a 2.5 day trip to Cefalù on the Northern coast and now I am back in Catania and back to a more regular rhythm again.
A- Answered Prayers
- Having a great place to stay with Alba.
- Bethany and I organized a “Game Night” on Friday, May 17th. We had a great turnout, everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and my peanut butter cookies were a big hit!
- About a month ago I started taking Italian lessons from Julia. I go twice a week for an hour and she has already been a big help not only with learning the language but also giving me a lot of insight into the culture as well.
- I had a great time in Belpasso at the end of May, getting to know Stephanie and Fabio better and praying for their community as well as my trip to Cefalù with the Collesano’s this last week.
- On Mother’s Day I joined Bethany, Margherita, Margherita’s daughter Elle and her mom, Agata, to see the musical, Carlos’ Aunt (La Zia del Carlos). Our friend Maria had one of the leading roles and did a phenomenal job!
- I cannot wait for the day when I can cross “Visa” off my list of prayer requests but today is not the day. I can’t thank you enough for your prayers for this provision.
- Living with Alba and her son Federico has already been a huge help to improving my language skills but I’ll include it here anyways. I have a long ways to go with learning Italian and need to be more patient with myself while staying diligent to study and join and initiate conversations as often as I can.
- Pray for me and the church in Italy, that we will grow in: faith, desire for and understanding of God’s Word and in unity.
Thank you so much for your prayers and please keep in touch!
**Donations to my Christian Associates (CA) account can also be made online. From CA’s homepage (http://christianassociates.org/), click the “Donate” button in the upper right-hand corner. Under ”Missionaries and Projects” click on “Missionaries” and then select “Cummings, Hillary – 40383”