Women's Ministries Director and Her Husband Collaborate on Videos of Encouragement

"Infected by Hope," an online video project, is launched during the difficult coronavirus quarantine in Italy.

Inter-European Division (EUD)

[Italy] Lina Ferrara, director of Women's Ministries in Italy, launched a video project, April 27, 2020, titled “Contagiati dalla Speranza” (Infected by Hope). Made with the collaboration of her husband Luigi Caratelli, Ferrara hopes the series of videos will give a message of encouragement in this critical period due to the coronavirus COVID-19 that has hit Italy so hard.

Looking back to the experience of God’s people in Old Testament times, the messages give guidance according the Bible, which is like an "instruction booklet" that helps us deal with problems. We need this guidance when difficulties arise and we are discouraged. We may have to fight against "giants," as Joshua and Caleb did during their time of crisis. Instead of feeling out of place, we need to find our place on the team, and dare to do big things. The strength we need is available through Jesus Christ.

This video series is something to be shared with friends and those who are affected by the pandemic in a special way. The short messages are available online:

Contributed by Lina Ferrara, Women's Ministries director for the Italian Union of Churches

Published in Mosaic newsletter, 2020 Q3, summer issue