Archive for November, 2014

Presentation

Sunday, November 16th, 2014

This morning we made our first appearance in church as enlarged family. We did not do too bad in organising ourselves to go out (just a few minutes behind when we hoped to leave the house) given that we had no system yet, and there was a last minute vomit from one twin and nappy change from the other. So we were able to receive lots of compliments from our friends, but especially present Luca and Mattia to the church to thank God for them and to ask for their continual prayers for us as a family. It was the last Sunday that my in-laws will be with us, and we wanted them to be a part of this moment. So from Friday we will be by ourselves again, which means back to the housework for me after being pampered for a few weeks. The running of the family will also become more difficult as we will not be able to use in-laws when we have to be in three different places at the same time, but we will have to learn to adapt to it.

Presentation of the twins

Presentation of the twins

The photo I’ve been waiting for

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014
Pinuccia, Mattia, Stefania, Daniele, Luca, Richard

Pinuccia, Mattia, Stefania, Daniele, Luca, Richard

Finally all together (Mattia on the left, Luca on the right).

Festival, fan, family

Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

Next Saturday there will be a festival in the quarter of Trento in which the church hall is located. We’ll be opening our doors, and putting on various activities for children in the afternoon, a concert in the evening, and following it up with an evangelistic meeting the following week. Pray for the many people that will be around on that day, that they will also come to visit us, and that we will have boldness in taking up the opportunities that come up.

Today I met one of my fans. Someone came to church, having travelled from Rome on the overnight train, just in order to meet me, since he often uses my website for reading and studying the Bible. It was a bit of a strange meeting, but I pray that the Bible will continue to transform his life.

I have not written much about the twins over the last few days, because there has not been much of a change. They are big enough to leave the hospital and have no medical problems. The only thing that is keeping them at the hospital is that they have not learnt to eat and breathe at the same time – five seconds after every time the bottle goes in, the alarm goes off and they turn a nice purple colour. Since nobody knows when they will learn the trick, nobody can say when they will be leaving the hospital. But we all can’t wait! Pinuccia is now spending about 8 hours per day at the hospital, doing the bathing, changing, and feeding in that period, whilst I go for about an hour most days.

Luca (left) and Mattia (right)

Luca (left) and Mattia (right)