Lunch and goodbyes

We were able to have lunch today with Marta, a young lady who will soon be leaving the country to start up her business. We are so excited to see how much she has grown and thrilled to see all that God has in store for her!

Please keep her in your prayers!

Pray for:

Financial provision! She needs a large amount of funding to start up her business

Her family to have peace and joy in supporting her decision

Her mental, spiritual and emotional health. That God will continue to give her peace and joy in her decision.

Thank you for teaming up with us in sending out a very special group of people.

A visit from family

Gianluca’s brother and family are visiting from Switzerland for 3 weeks. They arrived yesterday and we thankful to have them here with us. It always a joy to allow our children an opportunity to see some of their cousins whom they unfortunately live far away from. We are thankful for family

Barbeque with dear new friends


The pastoral team had the privilege of enjoying a barbeque with some wonderful brothers and sisters in Christ who are here visiting from Argentina. It is always amazing to see how small the world truly is and how God has made us one body in Him. There is so much love and encouragement in fellowshipping with other believers from around the world.

I have been particularly blessed by these amazing people who have taken my health to heart and have committed to praying for me since I originally injured my back over a year ago. They have involved their whole churches in praying for me and we were able to pray together during their time here as well. God is so good and it is so amazing to meet new family!



Vito and Sara Marinelli, our dearest of friends and wonderful co-workers at the church here in Modugno, have just returned from a 3-month sabbatical in sunny Seattle!

We are so happy to have them with us again and ready to see and hear all that God has done in their lives during this time of refreshment, learning, and recharging for all that lies ahead!

Vi vogliamo tanto bene!


Started physical therapy this month. I was truly blessed by my family who has provided financially for this opportunity.

I am hopeful and looking forward to seeing change in my back soon!

I will also be putting inserts in my shoes this month. It turns out one leg is slightly longer than the other and my hips are slightly rotated. They gave me inserts in my shoes to help correct this problem and my posture- it should hopefully help my back as well.

Thank you to everyone who is praying so faithfully for my health!


Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, 5 who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. 6 In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, 7 so that the tested genuineness of your faith–more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire–may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. 8 Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, 9 obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls. (1 Peter 1:3-9)


Happy Easter From THE RONCHI FAMILY to yours! We hope your celebration of this resurrection day is filled with joy and wonder at the victory we have in Jesus!