IFES

Students Reaching Students with the Gospel

Italy

Europe faces increasing challenges, with so-called ‘tolerance’ from a secular agenda on the one hand, combined with authorities’ uncertainty about how to handle the growing influence of Islam on the other. There are increasing restrictions on religious activities on campuses and national movements need your prayers for wisdom, creativity and boldness. In countries where Christianity has been oppressed for many years, where the national churches are young, and believers are few, we pray that student movements will raise up godly alumni to impact these challenging societies with the gospel.

A famous character from Italian children’s literature is the young boy in Edmondo De Amicis’ The Little Vidette of Lombardy (in Il libro cuore, 1886). In the story, a boy wants to help a small band of Italian cavalry who…

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'It’s embarrassing, I feel like I’m begging.' These were Adilson Bene’s words when talking about fundraising a few months ago. He had recently become General Secretary of ABEMO Mozambique. One of his main challenges was to face the precarious financial…

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Prayer. Making time for it. Focusing our minds. What’s the point? Is anyone listening? For many of us, prayer is really difficult! GBU Italy faced this challenge at their annual spring National Student Conference. In addition to teaching, workshops and…

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Sarah Breuel, staff worker with GBU Italy, reflects for Live Life on the power of the resurrection. ‘I see dead people,’ said the nine-year-old boy in the famous movie The Sixth Sense. Celebrate with us the students in GBU Italy…

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I thought that faith was something for fools ‘When I was 15 years old, I began to discover the ugliness of the world and of life and I abandoned faith in God.’ Disillusioned by a God whom he saw as…

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Equipping students to defend Christianity ‘At the moment atheists are getting more and more aggressive and getting more influence.’ Writes Ragnhard Petersen, KFS Faroe Islands Secretary. ‘Christianity is facing a big challenge because Christians are not used to a lot…

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