Greetings to you all, our friends and supporters of Act Now Ministries. We hope you had a blessed Thanksgiving and had an opportunity to reflect on His blessings in your life.
For sure, 2020 will go down in history as a very challenging year. Still one month to go — the month where we remember His birth for our salvation. We take this opportunity to wish you a very Blessed Merry Christmas. Some of us have lost friends during this year; we certainly did. At this writing, we ask you to pray for Antonio in Sicily, a pastor and friend of the ministry. Giuseppe was able to connect with him, lying in bed with Covid, only to pray and wish His peace on him during this difficult time. Would you pray especially for him and also for Giuseppe’s mom? She is stable and awake but not mobile.
Almost a month ago we lost Jim to cancer, a prayer warrior and friend of the ministry; pray for Debbie especially during this time of grief and missing Jim in her life. Our consolation comes from Him through the Holy Spirit, The Comforter.
In Joshua 1:7-9, especially verse 9, we are encouraged about His presence in our daily lives wherever we go. Also, in Isaiah 43:2, His encouragement continues to give strength to Isaiah, and today to us.
God is Faithful. Celebrate His Love toward us and be a blessing to one another. We miss Sicily and Italy because of the restrictions on us caused by the pandemic. Still, the ministry goes forward, with good news from the field. With the help of a band of brothers here in the States through refugeebible.com we just purchased $1500 worth of literature; 300 NT large print; 100 children coloring book bibles; 300 devotional calendars for 2021 and English literature for the two Navy bases in Sicily.
In past years, Isidoro visited some inmates at the jail in Catania. One of them was saved; straightened his life, got married and now applied to go back to visit and share the Gospel in jail. God is at work. Please pray for Isidoro and Giuseppe during this month of outreach to many families. Some of you know Isidoro from when you stayed in Sicily. They already received all the literature and are hard at work in sharing. The local Italian Air Force received the calendars and other literature, as well as the Navy base in Sicily. God is at work in many ways there.
Because of Covid, we are waiting to see when the borders will be reopening in order to return to Sicily. Some airlines are starting trial runs, hoping to fly back to Europe and beyond. Let us pray together to our Father so that it will become a reality soon. The church as a whole has been impacted by this pandemic; we hope that it will come out of it stronger than before. Missionaries all over the world have been impacted and limited in their ministry; still, God is at work. He does not sleep or slumber, Psalm 121:4.
It’s comforting to know that we have an amazing God that cares so deeply for each one of us.
Again, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. God bless you for blessing us with your love and support.
Serving together our Awesome God
Giuseppe and Pennie Collesano with Act Now Ministries.Inc.
As always: Let’s go fishing (really) for one more for The One.
Ciao for now.