Emanuel Ivan pastors Maranatha Church in Firenze, Italy. Maranatha is a congregation of Romanian and Gypsy converts who came to Italy for work to provide for their families back in Eastern Europe. The following is a portion of Brother Ivan's April report:
We continued doing personal evangelism in Prato. On April 2nd, I visited there with a group of brothers and sisters. One of our sisters talked to several young ladies who were involved in prostitution (the sister who was witnessing to them didn’t know that at the beginning). One of the girls was crying as she was listening about the love of God, while another one was sad because of the kind of life she was living.
The same day I met Maricel and shared the gospel with him. I also participated in a prayer meeting at a Rroma church and preached the Word there. The Lord worked in a special way that night as two young ladies, Rebeca (16) and Flori (23), decided to follow the Lord Jesus. On April 9th, I went to Independence Square with our evangelistic team (Emi, Dario, Marian, Alin, Ana, Vasilica) and the Lord helped us speak to several people while we gave out New Testaments.
On April 10th, we went return to Prato and went to a different square for personal evangelism, but we met no people there. So, we returned to the park near the railway station where we talked to four African young people and prayed for them.