Christopher and Amy Yetzer Prayer Letter: Oh That Men Would Praise the LORD!“Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful
works to the children of men!”
(Psalm 107:31)

We praise the Lord for giving us the Gospel and allowing us to have a part in sharing it around the world! Recently, we have experienced a few different responses to the Gospel. The most common reaction, of course, is rejection. Most people will refuse even to consider what we have to offer them. To them, it is nothing more than a cult or a conspiracy theory. A few will take a John and Romans and a tract but will not stop to listen to the Gospel. A small few initially accept the Gospel but then have doubt or confusion. A short while ago, a young lady accepted the Gospel at a different missionary’s church in another part of Italy where she was on vacation. When she was returning to Milan, we were put in contact with her. Now at home, she was influenced by a Catholic acquaintance who made her question all of our beliefs. We have not given up hope, though, that the Lord will bring her through these questions. On the same note, a young man named Leonardo boldly professed his faith in Christ at a public park but has not responded to our efforts to reach him. I would love to end this paragraph with another example of someone trusting Christ and developing into a disciple but, prayerfully, that will come next time. It is so sad how many people are so close to the good news and don’t even know it.

We praise the Lord for giving us health of mind and body to serve Him in Italy. We noted in our last letter that I passed the written portion of my driving test and had to wait several months for an available spot for the driving portion. Thankfully, that has come, and I received my license just a few days before more restrictions went into place in Italy concerning COVID. The laws still make it difficult to drive, as for the first year, I cannot drive a car with over 94 horsepower, and most companies will not rent a car to a driver within that first year. A few weeks after passing the driver’s test and just before more regulations were coming into place, we were able to make a meeting at the local town offices, where we handed in Amy’s documents to apply for her citizenship. They accepted all of our documents and seemed initially pleased, but the scrutiny is yet to come. The process may take several months. Please pray that everything will be accepted if it be the Lord’s will. This has been a long and somewhat expensive process that we have periodically worked on over the last 13 years.

We praise the Lord for the people He has brought into our lives here in Italy. Whether it be church members, other missionaries, or our prayer and financial supporters, the Lord has put special people around us.

Missionaries to the people of Italy,

Christopher, Amy, William, AnnMarie, and Charlotte Yetzer