It’s been over a week since I’ve been able to call my favourite pizza place and have them deliver the most delicious circle of cheese and grease to my door in under 15 minutes. That is all thanks to the COVID-19 lockdown here in Italy.
A few months ago, we started getting reports of a new, highly contagious virus in China. We heard stories of major cities shutting down. We prayed and shook our heads and kept an eye on the news.
On the island of Lesvos, one of the hotspots of the ongoing refugee crisis, a compelling picture of the body of Christ drawing together in partnership to bless and serve others is developing.
“I would really like to share my faith, but I don’t know how.”
“We’ve been able to establish a track record of contributing positively to university life and to the lives of individual students,” explains Helari, one of our staff in Tartu, Estonia.
Fade in. Our scene opens on a group of people looking out over a city at dawn, silhouetted by the morning light. The group - normal people, given unique abilities and new eyes with which to see the world. The city - their own. They have been charged to take the city for the Kingdom of God. Alone, they saw many problems. Together, with hope and purpose, they can change their world.
Caradonna helped me put into words the process I was experiencing with God. Because we write a message on our bodies, it must be short and impactful. Caradonna helped me find words to convey my experience and encourage others through my message.