We are working to get our website updated. We hope to introduce a new face to our site in order to kick off the new beginning to this new year. We are working with our dearest friend Vito to tweek the set up a bit in order to make the latest news easier to arrive at! Keep your eyes peeled for the changes…they are coming soon!
We are working hard to start the year fresh and to get back into the swing of things. Although this year we are looking forward to starting afresh in so many aspects of our ministry. It is a time of renewal, change and positive growth for the church, Mission i6:8, the couples ministry, the center we used to work at and us personally. Keep plugged into the site for news on how this is all unfolding in the next few weeks and months.
On the personal side of things…We are also working hard to get healthy. It has been a rough reentry for us physically. Carli had bronchitis, a cold, a trachea infection and then the bronchitis cough returned with a sinus infection. Gianluca just won over a bout of stomach flu and fever and the kids have been battling coughs, fevers, and colds as well. We are looking forward to getting healthy so we can get back to a normal pace of things!
In Christ all things are new. As it says in 2 Co 5:17, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!” and in Isaiah 43: 18-19, “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.” God has new things in store for this year…and in Him all things are new. We hold on to this promise for us personally and for our ministry. And so can you! In Christ you can start this year with a new beginning.
1 Corinthians 15: 58 “Therefore, my dear brothers stand firm. let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.” God gave this verse to Gianluca and I both at separate moments and has confirmed it in our hearts for this year of our ministry. We are convinced that every effort we have made for His kingdom up until this point was not in vain, and neither will every effort we continue to make be in vain. We will not let anything move us. Whether that be the trials of these past years, the sickness of this winter, the deficit in our financial support (we are still only at 1/3 of our needed budget), our the seemingly insurmountable task that lies before us. We will stand firm in Christ. Because in him all things are new and our efforts for Him are never in vain.
So. a new year….. new efforts! ….But never in vain.