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Monday, August 05, 2013

Reimagining Italy

This entry is a part of a series from July 29-August 13. Join me in taking your family on a World Tour Vacation at Home using the Operation World prayer guide.
Note: Guest blogging is husband Jon

Well, the weekend was crazy so we suspended our World Tour Vacation using Operation World. I guess every vacation needs some down days.

Anyway, we were back on the road today and visiting the amazing country of Italy. Our son loves Italy because of the food. So we let him search for a few great photos of Italian food on Google images and he showed his favorites.

We also talked about why so much of Italy is considered Christian but there still significant need to share the love of Christ there. That is a complex concept . . . not sure how much got through. We explained about the Pope and the Catholic Church. Our daughter had recently studied some of the differences between the Protestant and Catholic Church in Sunday School and shared some of what she remembered.

We also talked about the high literacy rate and the relatively few immigrants that live there. We got to look below Italy and see how close Libya is to them. That brought up some good discussion on immigrants and the lengths people will go to get to a country of greater opportunity.

We finished up wanting some of the amazing pizzas we saw in the pictures! It's fun when you can tie other countries to the passions of your kids . . . like we did with our son. He has always been passionate about baking and so Italy was a natural to get his attention.

How are you connecting your kid's passions to help them pray for the nations?

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