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Mission tour with Italian students sees people brought to faith

Churches in St Albans, Bedford, Peterborough, Woking and London have been partnering with Soabath Missions in Milan to host a group of 32 Italian students on a UK tour ...

Churches in St Albans, Bedford, Peterborough, Woking and London have been partnering with Soabath Missions in Milan to host a group of 32 Italian students on a UK tour.

Known as the Yellow Tour, the team have been in the UK sharing the Christian faith in creative ways in public places, including a number of fire, light and circus shows. The tour began in St Albans and ended on Monday 17 August in London with a full day event hosted by Breaking Borders Mission.

Soabath Mission is one the first growing churches in Italy, with more than 52 congregations planted in five years. This is the first time Soabath Mission has visited the UK for an evangelistic mission – and there has been a simultaneous tour featuring 75 Milan students across Italy.

The tour, led by Pastore Roselen Boerner Faccio, has seen people coming to faith at every stage, including many young people.

One of the highlights was a visit to Elstow Abbey in Bedfordshire, the church where Pilgrim's Progress author John Bunyan was baptised and lived for some of his adult life. The team were able to ascend onto the roof and pray for Bedfordshire. They also performed to a 180-strong holiday club BBQ audience, including their fire show.

During each week of the tour there have been Connect4Life sessions for those who the team has met during their performances. These have taken place on a one to one basis over coffee, to chat more informally about how people can explore the Christian faith in more specific ways and look at connecting them with local churches.

Throughout the tour, Pastor Roselen Faccio has been meeting church leaders to see how this tour can be developed in the coming years.

UK coordinator Pastor Lionel Wallace said:
 
"The Yellow Tour has been amazing! The tour has been all we prayed for and more. The team has been welcomed in each of the towns where they have visited, and we are grateful for all those who have worked hard to make this tour possible.

"As the team from Milan begin to head back, they go with many stories and experiences of God at work, including seeing new people come to faith.

"I believe this tour has laid the foundation for future opportunities and I look forward to seeing what God does next for the Yellow Tour!"

Photos: Yellow Tour UK

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