Monday, July 30, 2007
Michael and Erika Barone are missionaries on their way to Italy. I've been working with them for the past several months on their printed materials they'll use as they travel on deputation. It's been a fun & challenging process, and I think we came up with some good quality pieces for them to use! other than some printing issues that lots of people won't even notice, I'm pleased with how the different pieces turned out.
The image above is the three banners that we had printed 3 feet high. Another friend built a frame for these to hang from so the Barones can set them up on a table and still travel with them easily.
Last night, the Barones hosted an Italy night at our church. Michael preached and showed their informational DVD, and Erika led the teen choir singing a song in Italian. She's quite a talented music director/musician. And she had just had a baby 4 days before. Amazing woman.
They had Italian food at a reception afterwards...pizzelles (note to self: powdered sugar and black dresses do not mix well), chicken cacciatore, and some pasta and veggies dish. It was the best meal I'd had all week! I think they had about twice as many people show up as they had expected, which was a huge blessing. I don't think the church has been that full on a Sunday night all summer long!
Mike & Erika...I'm excited to see the Lord continue to work in your lives as you start on this journey together. Glad I've been able to be a part of it.