May 2023 Newsletter
Greetings from Sicily, dear partners in the ministry of Act Now Ministries. We thank you for your prayers and support for the ongoing spreading of the Word of God here and beyond the island. God is good. It has been a trying month even though His blessings abound. We do have many reasons to praise the Lord even in trying times.
Do you like bureaucracy? We don’t; makes you wonder sometimes how things get done overseas. Patience and more patience. Even though there is waiting, His Word goes forward. You might ask: waiting for what? We applied more than a month ago for non-profit status here and we are still waiting. We are also waiting on future ministry partners, so please pray.
Still, God is at work here. Giuseppe is still going strong in sharing in churches and to individuals about the good news. When visiting in Messina, he was invited to talk about ANM, and then was invited to come back to preach there. Also, there was a special birthday to be shared with Domenico (Dominick/Mimmo). He was one of the two that introduced Giuseppe to the Gospel and the rest is history. God is good.
Three times he preached in Floridia near Siracusa and also translated for a couple of missionaries serving in Ecuador. Also, Rick and Sharon did street evangelism to the purest form. On a visit to Castelbuono, Giuseppe discovered another refugee camp nearby. With the help of Mimmo and his wife and the pastor of the local church, they were able to share the gospel. Only two believers to be found but there were lots of Muslims on site to be blessed by His Word and toiletries.
God is at work in Sicily and beyond. More than five trips were made to deliver clothes and toys for the needy in the Catania area. Waiting is hard but in due time, the harvest or answers will be there. God is faithful in the waiting also.
Giuseppe’s family is doing well and serving the Lord; that’s a blessing. At the end of May, he will be back in the States for a wedding of a dear friend and supporter. Giuseppe will be available to meet and will also be recruiting for “new blood” in the ministry to people that need to hear His Word. Pray that the Lord of the harvest will send more laborers in His field.
Again, we take this opportunity to thank you for your faithfulness in obedience to His call on your life.
As always: Let’s go fishing (really) for one more for the One.
God bless you.
Serving together our God in the waiting, Giuseppe and Pennie Collesano.
Ciao for now.