Joshua 24:15 As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.
This verse is our family verse when we got married and later went to Italy to serve our Lord in evangelizing and preaching His Word. For us, Giuseppe and Pennie, we celebrate a milestone in our life of ministry.
We left on May 5, 2005, sent out by our church in Troy. May 2020 marks 15 years of service to the Lord in obedience to our calling.
Not many of you know that Italy has been called the graveyard of missions. When Giuseppe and Pennie left for Italy, the average stay of a missionary was just three years. We thank the Lord for giving us perseverance and love throughout these years where your involvement in prayers and giving has resulted in the planting of two churches.
We are also thankful that some of you have come to help us with your presence in ministry. So many outreaches have been done and evangelistic campaigns accomplished, with many thousands hearing His Word. Yes, we are thankful. Today, we continue His ministry through Act Now Ministries.
As you can see from the photos, His Work never stops — even in the midst of a crisis that has touched the entire planet. Our coworkers are continuing the ministry while we wait to return to Sicily, Sardinia, Italy to impact it with His Gospel.
When you can, visit our website to revisit what God has done through you. Please continue to pray for Italy and the places where we minister, especially Sicily where Giuseppe lives and evangelizes, empowers, and encourages the local churches. We count it a privilege to serve our God and have such a powerful band of brothers on our side.
God bless you, and as always, let’s go fishing (really) for One more for The One.
Thank you for your support!
Serving our God together,
Giuseppe and Pennie Collesano
Ciao for now.