God has given us the grace to work with two wonderful teams. We are thankful for His hand of protection over the church during this time of transition and the new pastor leading.
God has been very gracious and faithful and things continue to go smoothly and we are so thankful for the amazing people we work with and for what God has in store for the Modugno church and for Italy.
Most of all we are prayerful that these amazing people will be a part of getting hundreds of people out of Modugno, where there is already a witness to the gospel, and into the rest of the world where there is still no light!
Sabato 19 Settembre in via alberotanza per tutti coloro che come me credono di avere ancora da imparare sul come essere il miglior genitore che posso per i miei figli! L’ospite è spettacolare e l’evento è aperto a TUTTI!!
Got a group arriving today! Yeah! We are so blessed and thrilled to be hosting a fantastic group from Canyon Hills Community church and just so excited that Pastor Larry will be joining us to share his heart and his experience. We are certain that God has great things in store.
And we’re off!
School has officially begun and we are trying to get back into the normal routine! Praying that this year my kids will do THEIR best, persevere, be kind, make friends, be a LIGHT to those around them, and keep learning to love Jesus and to know how much HE loves them!
Now if only it were summer again :S
Finishing off the summer with a bang!
This Sunday the kids will be leading the Sunday morning church service and Gianluca will be continuing his series on the Psalms in the evening.
It was a full and eventful August in church this year and was wonderful to see how many new people came to church and how many people are finding their hope, joy and peace in Christ.
Can’t wait to see my three babies, and my honey up on the stage on Sunday!
God is powerful and mighty to save.
The youth ministry is having a retreat these days. God is at work in the young people in this city and in this nation! It is exciting to see all that He is doing and always fills my heart with hope that a generation who has a passion for the nations will be raised up among us!
EJ has the opportunity to go and help out the youth leader with a science experiment for her sermon- he couldn’t be more thrilled! It is a joy to see your children slowly grow and begin to make their own choices for Christ and we are so blessed by so many people who have a positive influence on his life.
A young person who has been preparing to work oversees was able to take an exploratory trip this August. This young person just returned a week ago, and we had the opportunity to sit down with them and hear about their experience in this other nation and about how God is challenging this person, providing for this person, and guiding them toward the next step.
Another young person, after two exploratory trips this spring, is making more concrete decisions about where they will go work oversees and is hoping to head out this fall for a permanent position.
God is working among the nations. We are so thankful to have a tiny part in it. And we are so thankful for these young people who have a passion for God’s love to be shared to all people.
“And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.” Matthew 24:14
Please continue to pray for her and the several other young people who are preparing to go! For their preparation, for the Italian church to embrace a more global vision and for open doors and financial provision for each of them.
August 15 is a holiday in Italy.
We had the joy of spending the day with our amazing kids and one more “big kid” added to our bunch for a few days and friends.
It was a wonderful, albeit wet, day of rest. A chance to relax, and let go of the burdens of these days and just enjoy God’s grace and love and provision. We have a pretty amazing family here (adopted aunties and cousin and uncles etc) and it is always a joy to have some time with them….
So I, I am feeling thankful for this day of rest!
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, a
nd I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls (Matthew 11:28-29).”
We have the best team. Ever. Period.
So thankful for a little needed time together to pray over one another, share how we are doing and just to spend some time together relaxing. After an intense summer it was the perfect evening as a team.
We are looking forward to all the new season has to bring and rejoice looking back over everything that has already been accomplished in 2015!
We are filled with joy and gratitude as God has added once more to our team.
A truly amazing couple with whom we have had the privilege of working closely over the last few years will be officially joining our team! We are so thankful for the wonderful addition that they are to the i68 family and for the wisdom and experience that they will bring to our team.
God is faithful- there is so much to do and we hope he keeps bringing people into our path who can help us in reaching the nations!
Sunday August 2 at 8:30 there was a city wide march to show our support for the victims families and loved ones after the accident in the firework factory on Friday July 24. It was a beautiful time together as a city. United in our pain, but we are so thankful that as a church we were able to show that there is hope in Christ. Hope for today and for tomorrow.
God is love and is showing His love and grace to a city that is in need. We are humbled and honored to be His light in this time of darkness.
We would ask your continued prayers for our city. Thank you for your support.