Montecchia Open by Lyoness – Challenge Tour
There was a song a few years ago which contained the lines “why does it always rain on me, is it because I lied when I was 17”! I guess the sentiment being that bad things happen for a reason, normally bad behaviour. We know that actually our God is sovereign and gracious to His people. A forgiving God who loves us in Christ.
Last week was my third visit to Italy on the Challenge tour. Once again the rain in Italy fell mainly on the golf course and me! Due to monsoon conditions the tournament became only 54 holes as a flooded course meant then there was no play possible on the opening day. The irony being that all morning and early afternoon it was hot and sunny. The organisers were hoping to finally tee off at 3.30pm and then guess what happened – thunder, lightening and a huge amount of rain!
Players and caddies alike were busy practicing whenever they could and whilst there were no direct gospel conversations, contact was made with a number of players and caddies. I normally try and find the British players, especially Welsh, and so it was good to finally meet Oliver Farr who is playing on the tour this year.
Please pray for on-going contacts and also that there would be more tournaments being hosted on mainland Europe.
Additionally in the light of recent terrorist activities please pray for travelling mercies for Ken and all the other Chaplains as we seek to serve the Lord. I missed my flight home on Friday and was reminded that we under the Lord’s protection and guidance.
Thank you for your prayers,
David Lewis, Logos Golf Ministries Chaplain to the Challenge Tour