Celebrating long-term missionary service in Europe when most only last one term. Calvary Chapel Rome is part of the global Calvary Chapel movement. It was planted by Brent and Hope Harrell. There are lots of interesting things about them, but perhaps most interesting is that they have been serving in Rome since 1999. That’s unusual because missionaries to Europe often last only one term. Europe is the kind of hard soil that Jesus spoke about in the parable of the soils. Large evangelical churches are often measured in the dozens vs hundreds here. When Brent and Hope arrived, they first…

Years I spent in vanity and pride,Caring not my Lord was crucified,Knowing not it was for me He diedOn Calvary. Refrain:Mercy there was great, and grace was free;Pardon there was multiplied to me,There my burdened soul found libertyAt Calvary. By God’s Word at last my sin I learned;Then I trembled at the law I’d spurned,Till my guilty soul imploring turnedTo Calvary. Now I’ve giv’n to Jesus everything,Now I gladly own Him as my King,Now my raptured soul can only singOf Calvary! O the love that drew salvation’s plan!O the grace that bro’t it down to man!Oh, the mighty gulf that…

Years I spent in vanity and pride,Caring not my Lord was crucified,Knowing not it was for me He diedOn Calvary. Refrain:Mercy there was great, and grace was free;Pardon there was multiplied to me,There my burdened soul found libertyAt Calvary. By God’s Word at last my sin I learned;Then I trembled at the law I’d spurned,Till my guilty soul imploring turnedTo Calvary. Now I’ve giv’n to Jesus everything,Now I gladly own Him as my King,Now my raptured soul can only singOf Calvary! O the love that drew salvation’s plan!O the grace that bro’t it down to man!Oh, the mighty gulf that…