“Let’s get one thing straight. Your Italy and our Italia are not the same thing. Italy is a soft drug peddled in predictable packages, such as hills in the sunset and olive groves. Italia, on the other hand, is a maze ... you can go round and round in circles for years.”
With winds up to 280km/h leaving 1.5 million displaced and ruining 711,000 hectares of crops, Cyclone Idai grabbed the headlines earlier this year. It caused an estimated $1bn damage to infrastructure across Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
The Wild Atlantic Way is (in the words of the tourist board) an “unforgettable coastal touring route” that takes tourists along the West Coast of Ireland “to enjoy breathtaking scenery and exceptional experiences”.
On the night of 13 November 2015, as all our screens filled with the terrors of the attacks on the Bataclan, Paris restaurant terraces and the area around the Stade de France, our social media screens began to fill with one phrase: “Pray for Paris.”
It was late on Christmas Eve when I got the call. Fabiano’s Mum was furious. Fabiano had just wrestled her to the ground to prise a dog out of her embrace and thrust his sister flying back towards the door as he stormed out back to his Dad’s.
Whilst most Kenyans identify themselves as Christian, many people do not fully understand the gospel or how the whole Scripture points to Christ. Many remain unchanged by the good news of Jesus Christ, and few are seeking to reach those of other religions.
Europe is fast becoming the new mission field for the Christian world. Now the continent with the fewest percentage of evangelicals, it is increasingly harder to be taken seriously intellectually if you profess Christ. The universities, once founded to know God and His ways in the world are now amongst the most secular institutions in Western Europe.
Marcelo came to know the Lord in his hometown of Assis, Brazil in his early twenties. Holly grew up in Virginia, where she accepted the Gospel at age five. They married in 2010 and worked with a ministry serving families in at-risk communities in southern Brazil.