After a few years in northern Italy, we have moved ‘home’ to Sicily. Here I grew up, here my parents laboured. Palermo is the 2018 Italian ‘Capital of Culture’. And what a feast of richness in this city, capital of Sicily, with over 1 million inhabitants in the metropolitan area, defined by many as ‘the most conquered’ of world cities.
Every Tuesday lunchtime at a university in central Bangkok, a small group of students meets together. They study the Bible, share and pray together and talk about how they can live for Christ on their campus. These students are not Thai, instead they come from Indonesia, the Philippines, Myanmar, China and Germany and they use English as they meet. They are part of a growing number of internationals coming to study at Thai universities.
There are approximately 1.6 million university students in Spain. Out of a total population of about 45 million, the universities are a significant mission field in Spain. The politicians, teachers, doctors, social workers, journalists, lawyers and engineers of tomorrow are among these 1.6 million university students.
Becca was brought up in Carmarthen in a Christian home and always believed in God, but came to realise that knowing about God wasn’t enough. Since becoming a Christian she has been interested in mission and has felt a growing sense of God’s call to mission work.