Sunday we had a baptism service at the church where three young ladies were baptized. It was amazing to hear their testimonies and to understand through these very testimonies what God is doing here among us! The church was full and it was a blessing to see friends and relatives of those who were baptized coming to church for the first time. God is doing amazing things!
This Summers i6:8 trips have been determined. We will be sending out two teams- one to Moldovia and the other to Greece. We are excited about these opportunities and for how God is using i6:8 to reach the lost and to prepare young people to go into long term missions. There is another preparation meeting tonight for the upcoming trips. Please keep praying! It’s gonna be good!!!
IT WAS A LONG AND ADVENTUROUS TRIP BUT WE ARE HAPPY TO HAVE MADE IT HOME! WE MISSED A FLIGHT IN NEW YORK AND HAD TO WAIT 6 HOURS FOR THE NEXT ONE, BUT ALL IN ALL THINGS WENT FINE, THE KIDS WERE GOOD AND WE SURVIVED!!!
IT WAS GREAT TO SEE OUR CHURCH FAMILY SUNDAY. WE FELT TRULY MISSED AND WELCOMED HOME AGAIN. WE ARE THANKFUL THAT GOD HAS A PURPOSE FOR OUR LIVES AND THAT HE WANTS TO USE US FOR HIS KINGDOM!
It was a full 6 weeks! We had the chance to visit many amazing churches and supporters and to share our ministry with lots of amazing folks! We are thankful to God for allowing us the opportunity to share what He is doing here in Italy. We are happy to have seen so many supporters of the work here, and are sorry to have missed several of you as well! The time flew by and we just did not get to visit with everyone we wanted to!
It was also a great time with family. The kids had a blast with their cousins and really bonded this time around. It was a time full of so many special memories! We were also blessed as a family to have the opportunity to go to Disneyland. We headed to California to visit Carli’s Grandpa and a supporting church, and took the opportunity to take the kids on their first ever trip to Disneyland. It was a dream come true- truly amazing. Gianluca and I also had the chance to get away for a few days to pray, study, read, talk and seek God’s direction and refreshment in our lives. It was a good time and God continues the work he began in us so many years ago!
We are hopeful that God will continue to open the doors to future partnerships with churches and supporters who are interested in what we are doing here in Italy. We trust in Him to provide for our continued needs and are thankful for the support and encouragement of so many faithful people who make this all possible.
It was a great 6 weeks! Thank you everyone for everything!
My parents (Carli’s) blessed our socks off by allowing us to get away for two nites and days as a couple. It was a great chance to have time without the kiddos, but it was also the chance we had been praying for to spend some time seeking the Lord. We had the chance to pray, read, talk, take long walks, and seek the Lord. We were encouraged by these precious moments and thankful for God’s grace that guides us and ministers to us in every moment.
It was great to see my (Carli’s) great grandpa and visit with him at his house as well as visiting with our dear friends the Ericksons. Friends and family are true treasures that fill the heart with joy!
We were so blessed to spend this Sunday with our family at Harbor church in LA, California. Gianluca was invited to preach and shared a passionate message about the call to mission work. It was great to see our family there and we were blessed by their love and encouragement!