November 2023 Newsletter
Greeting from Sicily, where there is never a dull day, especially with an active volcano! We hope you had a blessed Thanksgiving Day. No turkey for Giuseppe this year but God is good and never disappoints. Thank you for your prayers and support.
October was a good month and November was an excellent month by His Grace. Not only were there many opportunities to share the gospel (check the Facebook page), there was also great news about partnering with local churches.
You should know by now that the best place to hold a meeting is around the kitchen table. We have already started a partnership with a few churches in Napoli (Naples), home to 3.085 million people. For 2024, we plan to represent ANM in a meaningful way to help the local church moving forward. Giuseppe was invited to meet a few pastors in Palermo, Sicily and share about ANM.
God is at work in a wonderful way. In Palermo, with its population of 628,000 people, we already have helped a few churches with their desire to evangelize their neighborhoods. It is God’s desire that we partner with Him in answering the call to All the world (Matthew 28:18-20). Thanks to you, we can do it together. By the way, there is no I in teamwork; together by the Grace of God, we can reach one more for the One.
God rewards your time spent in prayer and your involvement in supporting ANM. We are looking forward to 2024, expecting great things from God and doing great things for Him (J.Carey). Pray the Lord of the harvest to send more into His harvest.
Continue to pray for the Hamiltons, for Dean Younghans and his fiancée, Mattea Valenti, that God will guide them in serving in the future. Pray also for Dora, an attorney in Catania with whom Giuseppe shared the gospel on the plane to Germany. He will be sending her a bible and more literature. Pray for Gezim, a young Albanian that traveled with Giuseppe by train in Germany. He will be sending him two Albanian bibles in Tirana for him and his girlfriend. He does have an invitation to visit Albania as well. God is at work. The trip to Germany went well and the purpose of the trip was accomplished. God is good.
The paperwork for the mission in Italy has been finalized, and by the end of the year, Act Now Ministries Italia will be set up and running. This will give the local churches an opportunity to move forward in Evangelizing, Encouraging, Empowering, Enlisting, and Engaging. Would you continue to pray for this voyage that we have started together in serving our lord so many years ago?
We know His history; many still don’t. We at ANM want to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year… and what a year it will be! God is good.
As always: Let’s go fishing (really) for one more for the One.
Serving together, Giuseppe and Pennie Collesano with ANM.
God bless you. Ciao for now.
P.S. Please pray for the volunteers here. Grazie. Thank you. Mercy. Danke.