Greetings to you loved one in Christ. It always amazes me that even though sometimes we cannot see what the Lord is accomplishing, yet we know we must continue to do the work that He is has given us, because it does matter! Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. (Hebrews 12:1-2) We will not grow weary because His word and your encouragement and faithfulness to our Lord’s work will keep us going. Even though we know the need is continually there, we praise God that he allows us to continue with the work He has given us for 30 years together! We are truly making a difference in Italy and beyond!
This year seems to be the year of opening many new evangelical churches in Italy. The need is great and the Lord keeps providing. And even when, in an area where there is not a big enough church to be used, the Lord continues to open doors and provides cooperation between denominations and the Gospel is heard by more people than we could ever anticipate.
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers. (Galatians 6:9) We must not grow weary while our world is in such chaos, but we must continue to run restoring our Spiritual vitality, and remove anything that hinders us from doing the work of the Lord.
As the government in Italy is in total turmoil, and the country is hanging by a thread, we know that if we continue to remain focused, do not get sidetracked, and continue to persevere, living for Jesus we will be rewarded for our faithfulness to Him. Although Satan will always try to distract us, we have been tested and strengthened and will remain strong in Him who can revive the soul, strengthen the walk, and heal the brokenhearted.
Every day we will be tested, but this is good, because a faith that can’t be tested can’t be trusted (Adrian Rogers). We will continue to follow the Light of our Lord Jesus Christ and we will continue, together, to share that Light with Italy and the world. The entire balance of European politics depends on what happens in Italy. We must continue the work to make a difference.
With churches planted and several pastors who have graduated from our training in Bergamo, even if we are not present at all that is happening all over Italy, we are the motor behind these wonderful initiatives!
Thank you for standing with us as we bring salvation to a nation so eagerly waiting for a Savior. We will continue to go fishing, for men, and we will continue to feed His sheep with your faithful support. Together we are ambassadors for Christ in a mission field ripe for the harvest.
In Christ Alone,
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