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Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Dears in the Lord, a few months have passed since we wrote our last letter and for this reason we ask your forgiveness. We had a summer very busy!

During the wonderful time in England, we not only had a chance to join the Mission Order’s Conference in Bristol, but we also had some rest at the Western’s house in Sheffield. We had been refreshed there and we could prepare our self both physically and spiritually to go back home and to start our first youth camp as Jesus Generation.

We started with the teenagers: Boys and girls from 11 to 14 years old had the opportunity to share a wonderful time with each other and a precious time with God. We thought on
Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.”(2 Corinthians 5:17)

The mornings were full of joyful activities and the evenings we met together to spend time at God’s presence and to let Him change our lives. Even though the structure of the meetings was pretty simple, with no worship band playing and no big preachers to speak, in absolute simplicity we praised and worshipped the Lord who evening after evening has shown His power in the life of those guys.

We had the privilege to see some of them accept Jesus as their Lord and some others renew their commitment and devotion to Christ.

Then we had the youth group formed of about 30 people almost all young couples with little children so as you can imagine it was not quite and easy. We taught on “ The Kingdom” and even though we weren’t sure of our organizing and teaching abilities, the Lord has given us grace to see His glory among us.

It was the first time we did something like that so we totally trust in Him who is always able to do more than we can wish and imagine and so He did!!

We rented the place for 3000 euro. The camp was already started and we were still lacking of more than 800 euro, and food to buy for another week. But, before the end of it we had all the money required and everyone’s belly satisfied!! Praise the Lord..He is amazing and always faithful!

After almost 4 weeks of camping in which we had been involved in every area, we had to move, we left the villa to go and live in an apartment. As almost everything here in Italy the move was not easy.

It has taken about 3 weeks to be able to cook and eat in our new house and almost a month to be able to take a shower! During this time though we have seen God’s provision through the generosity of many people who have given us furniture and money to buy all the things we needed.

We are happy to say that now we have a very nice and comfortable home thank the Lord. The location of this apartment makes our life easier because we do not need to take the car to do anything like it was in the past and 90% of the people who attend to the same church we go lives in the same area.

Please pray the Lord that we will have many opportunities to share the Gospel with our neighbors.

A few days ago we found a new place also for the Saturday meetings, it is in the city centre so it is easier to reach and we hope that would encourage many people to join it.
The main church is still looking for a new place where to meet and beside that it is in a delicate time so please pray for us that the Lord will guide us and provide us with the wisdom this time requires.

Please pray also for:
· Strenght and passion for the work God has given us to do
· Our finance and a new car
· Protection for the core team (Unity and discernement)
· For Mission AGAPE: The work at the refugee camp is going well, their trust toward us has increased and we thank Lord for now some other churches are willing to join us in it. So please keep on praying for “AGAPE” that we will be able to show the pure and perfect love of God, to the needy of our city.

Thanks and God bless.
Marco Cinzia e Sofia Basile

Friday, June 12, 2009

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Michael W. Shmith in Sicily. it was an amazing concert where the Lord Jesus gave us the opportunity to serve Him helping with translation.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

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I love this song. it is one of the best song it has been wrote. I cry everytime.... thank you Lord Jesus for your grace on me!

Friday, June 05, 2009

Dears in Christ,
Thanks to all have faithfully been praying for us, we really need and appreciate your prayers. Here it is a little update from Sicily.
We give all the glory to God for the wonderful baptism service we had on Sunday the 27th of May, it was simply glorious, His presence was tangible and His Word was anointed and powerful so that many people who were attending it have been touched! We really thank the Lord for Ketty, Fabrizio and Agnese, for their declaration to belong to Jesus our only Savior and Lord. Please keep on praying for them and for their walk with God.

Last week-end we have been to one of the bigger mole in Catania to preach the gospel. Trough the mechanic bull we received again the opportunity to stay in that place having the chance to talk to so many people to pray for many of them and to distribute lots of Christian literature. We would like to share with you some prayer request about that.
We are going to be again in that mole at the end of June, so please pray that the Lord will use us again for the salvation of many people.

We do not have much literature left and we realize that beside the gospels or the new testaments that we have been given the rest of the tracks are often not really adequate and relevant especially for the young people. We have made a little booklet with some of our stories, words of songs, pictures and thoughts about God which we are trying to publish but we do not have all the money required, so please pray for this project that the Lord will give us grace to rise some money and to publish it so that it can be a valid and relevant tool for all the other evangelistic events in the future.

This coming week-end our Saturday night meeting will be focusing on physical healing. After a time of worship we want to give God the opportunity to show us His love and His power ministering to us His healing, so please pray for us that we can clearly hear and follow His leading and that we can see powerful healings and God’s touch on the lives of many.

On Sunday after our regular morning service, there will be, in the afternoon, a concert of Michal W. Smith and Marco and I will be serving, during this event, translating for the different situations. Please pray for us for an improved ability during the translation and that this event will result at the glory of God and for the blessing of all who will take part at the concert.

In the end but not for it’s less important, please pray for guidance and direction for we are still looking for a new location for the church meetings and for us as family. We understood that the place we have been praying until now was not the place the Lord wanted to give us and so we started to look somewhere else. The time now though it’s going to be short because we really wish we will not have to spend another winter in this place so we need to move during the summer.
We trust the Lord and His mercy and provision for us as it always have been.

Thank you again for your sincere love and faithful prayers, may our Lord reward you and bless you richly.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009











Dears in Christ we had a very blessed week end! The Lord has done more than I could imagine..

























I had a great time with some of the guys who are coming ones a month to “Koinonia”, our man’s meeting. With them we spent 2 days in a wild and fantastic place in Sicily.


We slept in tends on the shores of a lake with the fire just in the middle of the camp, we did a barbeque and shared to each other our hearts. The morning after with a 4x4 car we reached another isolated place in the middle of the forest where we had a very powerful meeting with the Lord Jesus.
It was amazing to feel His presence touching our hearts!

Thank you Lord.

On Sunday we had a Baptism service. Another 3 people fruit of Jesus Generation has been baptized!! Praise the Lord. We celebrated this day on the beach, about 100 people came for the service and joined us for lunch .

The Lord’s presence was very real. I had the privilege to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ during the service. There were many people who were not Christian who went back home touched from the Holy Spirit and which we hope to meet soon to talk a little more about God.
It is always amazing to see someone who gives his life to the Lord and is being transformed by His love. Fabrizio, Ketty and Agnese have been a testimony of what the Lord can do when a person opens the door of his heart to the Lord Jesus.

They are the answer of Jesus to many people’s prayers. He is faithful and able to save, to heal and to set people free… still today.

I have been encouraged from what the Lord gave me the privilege to see during this last week end to keep on serving Him, and seeking His Kingdom in everything I do by His grace.


If you are reading this blog and you feel discouraged because you did not see yet what your heart desires, or maybe you have been praying for someone’s salvation or healing and it did not happened yet.. I very strongly tell you, please don’t give up but keep on fighting, praying and waiting on Jesus. He will answer your prayer just on the right time!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

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I would like to share through this video our week end of Mission in Ragusa.
The Lord gave a us the privilege to see His glory among us.
He used all of us as instrument in His hands. While we were on the square, I went to talk to a guy called Salvo. He got saved and he went to the church on Saunday. Praise the Lord!!

We had the chance to share the Gospel with many other people who were all around us. The Holy Spirit was there!! You could feel it!! Making everyone hearts open for the Gospel.

All the glory and all the Praise goes to HIM!
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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Dears in Christ,

We are sorry we have not found the time to write before but these past months have been pretty busy and hard for us.
Since last year some more young couples have joined us and although this is a great joy it is also a wider responsibility. We are asking, as Paul prayed: “That he would grant us, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man” (Eph.3:16) and like Salomon : “ Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people?” (1 Kings 3:9).

We trust that because we know we are weak and not capable, He will give us His strength and His ability to fulfill the call He has given us. Please keep on praying for us that we will be able to honor Him in everyway.
God is teaching and calling us to learn more about His kingdom and how to let it come on our city.

We are very exited to let you know that in a couple of weeks four more people will get baptized, while many others are becoming more serious with God, and some others are just starting to become hungry for Him. We are still disciplining a group of people that is basically our core team, and running Bible studies for old and new Christians.
This coming week-end we will go with the youth to minister together with a couple who just started a church in a village close to Ragusa, about 150 km away from Catania, and we are trying to organize some more evangelistic event for this coming summer.

We already have found a very nice place where we can have a Christian summer camp in the month of August and all the guys especially the teenagers are so exited about!!! Please pray for the opportunity the Lord will give us to spread the gospel this coming week-end and during the summer, and for the camp that it could be a great opportunity for us to minister to the youth let them grow in the Lord.

Just before the past Christmas Marco has become a new mission we called “AGAPE”. Once a month we bring clothes and food, to the poor and freedom to the captive we meet in the streets of our city.

This ministry as well as the enlarged responsibility toward a bigger number of people’s lives, has had of course, a huge impact on the darkness realm, so spiritual attacks on our lives have increased too.

We could have many others stories to share with you, but we will only say that our Lord Jesus is faithful and good all the time, He always works for His people, with His people and through His people, and that we are glad and privileged to serve Him here in Sicily.

Please pray for :

1) The new place for the church, Jesus Generation, and our new house
( we are still in the process to buy the building we saw in October)
2) A new car ( we really need one!)

But more than anything else please pray for a deeper awareness of our identity and of His glorious Majesty, and : “that he would grant us, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; That Christ may dwell in our hearts by faith; that we, being rooted and grounded in love may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that we might be filled with all the fullness of God.” (Eph. 3:16,20)

We thank you very much for your prayers and your love.

Marco, Cinzia e Sofia

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

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Here there are some of the photo from the day on the seal boat "the next wave". Cinzia, Roberta and Melinda cooked for 40 people a very good Sicilian meal. These guys came from all over the word to serve the Lord here in Catania (Sicily).

It has been a privilege for us to serve them for a day. A team of 13 people will be with us from the 24th to the 25th of Jenuary. they will be involve with Jesus Generation' mission and our church.


Please pray for us during this time if you will have a chance to read this blog.
Marine Reach - Our Ships - S/Y Next Wave - Youth With a Mission
Fonte: www.marinereach.com
Marine Reach is the ship ministry of Youth With A Mission. YWAM is an international, interdenominational Christian missionary organisation serving in over 130 nations throughout the world. Marine Reach operates ships which connect caring people to expressions of compassion around the world





















































































































Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Hello everyone, here there is a little update of the last two weeks, from the Basile’s and Jesus Generation.

As everyone knows the 31st of October is Halloween, even though in Italy until a couple of years ago this “peculiar holyday” was pretty much unknown, now it is a very famous occasion for parties and festivals in a special way in schools and among young people.

Without going on details about the origins or the meaning of this celebration, we want to share with you that we were not happy at all when Sofia last year (her first year at preschool), and even more this year told us she wanted to dress like a “little witch” and celebrate Halloween!!

We also have a very important catholic tradition here on the second of November, it is the day when you remember and honour your late relatives by going to visit them at the cemetery bringing them some flowers and praying for them. To thank you for the visit and the love you show to them, during the night they live toys under the beds of the children whom, of course, will wait with great expectation the “day of the dead”

We understood we needed to explain to Sofia why that celebration was wrong but at the same time we should give her something else to celebrate so we thought to start a new festival, we started “the angels day” in which we thank our Heavenly Father for the angels He sends to protect us, for the provision (she found a present under her bed)because He is a good Father, and in which, when she will be a little bit older, we will remember and reflect on all the people who have given their lives for the sake of the gospel (all saints day).

We made together an angel pumpkin and a “paradise cake” (that’s the name of the recipe) which we shared on the Saturday with all the children we were with. The cake was amazing and everyone was so excited about this idea that we decided to organize a bigger party next year for all the children who want to celebrate God instead of dead people or Halloween!!!

This same week there were in Catania about four different conferences for young people,
( this will tell you about the situation of the churches in our city), I was asked to help in one of this with the translation because the speaker invited trough Italy For Christ, was Mike Haman from Healing Church South Louisiana.

This conference had many seminars to equip young leaders and as it was last year it brought a big blessings to everyone was attending. I specifically thank the Lord for it was an opportunity to heal my heart and my relationship with the leaders of the church which was hosting the conference.

I believe God is going to do something special to heal the relationship between the many pastors of the many church that there in Catania.
  • Please pray for the real unity would be established again within His body in our city.

    Yesterday 4 of November we finally managed to go around the streets of our city, to bring food and blankets to the poor people, but more than this to bring to them a word of encouragement, the message of the salvation and healing trough prayer for their bodies and their souls.

    We met together in the afternoon to make an hot meal to give out in individual portions with a bottle of water. We prepared 15 meals to start with and we gave it all out. It was such a special time, we felt God’s presence in a very strong way, He ministered to our Spirit blessing us more than we blessed those people.

    Everyone accepted with joy our offer to pray for them and we gave them Christian literature in Arabic for they were almost all Muslim.
    We count to go back every two weeks but as you can imagine we need prayers for more volunteers, and more resources (literature to give out), please pray for us and for this new ministry we called “Agape”.

    Thanking all of you once again for your love and your commitment toward us we ask you to keep on praying for our family and ministry needs:

    Wisdom to use our time (a health rhythm of life) and our money.
    An anger bigger every day for His word and the wisdom to share it to others.
    Clear directions for the new steps (new place to live, the cafeteria project).
    A new car.

Love and Blessing from Sicily

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

So a quick update:

September was a month with Richard fom Exeter (he comes every year) which was spent translating for him in 5 different churches and being involved in Ministry with him. It was a great time receiving from the word of God.

October has started and we had a great 4th birthday party with Sofia with loads of children sharing the day with her.

We are looking at moving again. It feels like we have been on a journey of stepping stones and are not yet at our final place. Our vision and heart remains the same to see a generation come back to Jesus, to do this we must impact the churches which are fragmented by division and sin.

We have found a potential property for the next step and have peace about it but don't feel like there is a feeling of "wow this is where we are meant to be." The property fits what the people of the church are asking God for, but is not what we had necessarily in mind. However, at the meoment we are tied into the church of Cinzia's father and this would make an ideal place for them and would be a place where we could settle some of our rhythm issues as we need to spend more time seeking His face and it is hard where we are.

To settle the church on this next stepping stone would allow us freedom to move away from it for the next step. A potential concern is that the money that the church has given to us would be tied into this property and would leave us with nothing financially but He is a big God and it might also free us more.

The new place has a school 2 minutes walk away a playground next to it , supermarket and bar a few minutes away on foot and lots of the current chrch members within 5 minutes walk - all of which is not the case where we are at the moment where we have to drive everywhere (even to put the rubbish out).

The new place is for sale which is different from the renting that we have been doing, however, this again shows that it could be a permenant base for the church. There is 400k euros in the bank but the property is currently set at 570k. It has a small garden is on 4 floors (the ground floor is 5m high at least) and has 6 bedrooms.

Tchad and Andrea are with us at the moment and are processing with us.

Blessing Marco, Cinzia and Sofia

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

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Please Lord let it rain on us! Send Your rain to heal, forgive and save this world.

We pray for Your rain on this generation who needs Your love and grace more than anything else.

Lord Let it rain , let it rain...

We long for it!

Thursday, September 04, 2008

04/09/1997-04/09/2008
By the Grace of our Lord Jesus we had 11 years of wonderful life together.We really want give thanks to God for His faithful presence in our marriage.

Today we celebre this anniversary with our hearts full of gratefulness to the One who helped us during all this years.

Thank you Jesus !!!!
Marco and Cinzia

Sunday, August 31, 2008









Dear Ones
Thank you so much to all of you for your prayers, messages and encouraging words.

I must give glory to God for He does always everything perfect. He allowed this Devil’s attach because from it He took glory! From the first moment of the accident all the guys from Jesus Generation were pushed to help with all the things I needed to do and I could not do it and this took away the idea of everyone’s mind of “ I do not need to worry.. someone else will do it”.

Everyone scarifying their holiday time was willing to help in every possible way. In the meantime the Lord was showing me that He can accomplish thing without me!! I’m not indispensable, that was painful. I tried desperately to be involved in something until a clear friends of mine on the phone told me I was acting in my strength, disobeying at the Lord’s will. At the point, the team from Milan was already here. I accepted God’s will and I cried with all my heart to Him to be healed. God answer that prayer!

I was prayed for and God instantly healed me. I was able again to turn my neck around without any pain to lift up weight to load and unload the van with the instruments and all the equipments for the concert. Praise the Lord!

It was the first time I experience a physical healing and it was exiting!

This 15 days with these 15 people form Milan have been great. Very tiring especially for Cinzia but of a huge blessing at the same time for everyone of us. It was not only a time of outreach but a time that God used to speech to all of us about holiness, depress in Him and consecration. We have seen Him working in a powerful way in all of us and through us. We had 4 concert in our city and 2 more in a city near us. (you can see the video on www.stagione.blogspot.com).

Besides all the difficulties the devil has put on our way we have seen many people touched by the Lord praying with us to invite Jesus in their hearts during every concert. We trust he has prepared for us great things for this coming autumn and we are confident He will accomplish this will in us and through us.

Please continue to pray for the new location we are still looking for. We are praying that God will give us and the leadership of the senior church the same vision and direction so that we may continue to walk together in harmony.

We need to decide if we are going to buy a place where to meet and to start the cafeteria or instead to rent that kind of place and save the money we have for the big property we are still looking for and where we’d like to live in a community and to run a Mission Centre for training young people, have a Christian camps and many other things.

If you would like to have more information about this vision and what the Lord has put in our hearts about it, please ask us and we will send you all the information you’ll like to have.

Please pray also for :

For Jesus Generation as we will move to the next season with the Lord.Pray for more of HIM among the group , that we may grow in intimacy and passion for Jesus.

Our finances: Please pray for wisdom and for new sources of support.

For a new car: that the Lord will provide for our family a new car by His will and His time.

We’d like to thank you all for your faithful commitment toward us trough your prayers and support, we pray our Lord will reward you richly and keep you safe in His hand.


Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Hello everyone,
After a week from my accident I’m still in bed and I’m wearing the collar, but I really feel much better. My neck gives me still a little bit of pain, but I believe the Lord is healing it.
The entire house is like a theatre. The team from Milan is using every room to practise dramas, to dance and to play music. Last night we had a time of intersection and prayer and the Lord came and visited all of us. It was amazing!!
Unfortunately another guy from the team had an accident in Milan. He closed his hand on a press machine at work and he broke one of his fingers. The enemy is trying to stop us but the Lord once again reminded us that He is in Control and nothing will happen to us out of His perfect will for us.
Already the Lord gave us the privilege to lead someone to Him. Yesterday in the morning came in our house a salesman who knows us and who come to our place every other week. This guy came to sale some food to us and he left our place after praying the Salvation Prayer and inviting Jesus in his heart!! Glory to GOD… He is amazing…
I’m very grateful for what has happened to me. I had the wonderful opportunity to rest and to spend time with Jesus. He has been faithful, lovely and His presence has been with me every moment of my days, giving me the joy and the strength for a time like this.
I really thank you all of you for your prayers, phone calls and words of encouragement.
Please keep on pray for us … we really need it!!

Monday, July 28, 2008

An urgent prayer request:

Last Saturday night while we were in a square having an outreach with the mechanic bull, Marco had a very bad accident. The night was going very well. Marco and the guys of Jesus Generation were distributing Gospels and talking with lots of people around the place.
Some of them asked Marco to show them how to ride the Bull, so Marco did it. While he was riding the bull something strange happened. After a very weird fly, Marco hit the air mattress with his head first and then he bent his neck very badly. He was not able to move for a few seconds and the people started to gather around to see what had happened, so he ask for help to get out of the air mattress to not scare anymore the crowd.
We helped Marco to get up and let him sitting on a short wall along the road, but after a couple of minutes he lost his sense. We called the ambulance and they brought Marco to the First Aim. The doctor said that there is nothing broke, but there is a Trauma on his neck. For about 2 weeks Marco must rest and wear a collar that will keep his head still he needs some injection everyday for the pain and to relax the muscles.
We really believe that all of this was an attach from the enemy. We are going to have a very busy time working for the Kingdom. At the end of this week 16 people from Milan will come to have a time of outreach around our city. We know that the enemy is not happy about it. The battles already started and we need your prayers. Marco need to be healed very soon and we want to see God’s glory among our people winning souls for HIM!!
Some of the verses that Marco found very inspiring are the same words the apostle Paul wrote to 2 Corinthias 4:3-13

And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled only to those who are perishing.
In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake.
For God, who said, "Let light shine out of darkness," has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us.
We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair;
persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed;
always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies.
For we who live are always being given over to death for Jesus' sake, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh.
So death is at work in us, but life in you.
Since we have the same spirit of faith according to what has been written, "I believed, and so I spoke," we also believe, and so we also speak

Being sure of your prayers we thank you and we bless you all in Jesus name.



Saturday, July 26, 2008


Hello everyone,


Just if you can pray for us today. We will have another night with the mecchanic bull in one of the village here in Catania.


We want use this opportunity to share the Gospel, meet people and show Jesus to them.


We need your prayers.. In the village where we are going to be tonight there is a very havy sense of evil presence. We tryed already to have a night like this one about 1 month ago, and we could not make it because we faced lots of problems and obstacols.


Bless you

Marco

Wednesday, July 23, 2008





























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Dear brothers and sisters,
we’d love to up date you all with what our summer time is about, so that, as always, you can support us with your prayers and love.
Just before Sicilian school had finished we took the chance to see our second family in Sheffield in occasion of the TOM gathering in June. There were two friends of us who wanted to come with us in England to find out a little more about St. Thomas and the Order of Mission. God allowed us to find reasonable tickets for the flight and a great deal for a car rental so together with our friends we went and had a wonderful time as always. It was fantastic to see the friends of the Order and to listen at the different stories from all over the world, and it was great to see since the first night, our little Sofia enjoying the company of everyone. She went around the room saying “hello” to everybody and then she run away because that was the only thing she can say in English for now!! The teaching was powerful and challenging and the idea of organizing a TOM gathering in Italy even more challenging!!! The rest of the week it was spent with the Western’s who are always loving and caring for us and who organized a beautiful good-bye barbecue ruined a bit by the rain, but we know by now that this is the fashion of England!!!!

When we came back there were already hundreds of things to do and we looked forward to some holiday time the Lord had provided for us in Calabria.


Beautiful beaches and very clear water, it was great, we were together with some member of our core team and especially the kids had a fantastic time. We enjoyed the place and the company as well but it was honestly not enough time to rest and some complications as the broke of the lift, that was supposed to take us at the fifth floor, made it more difficult to rest…… anyway we are thankful to the Lord for this time and we trust He will give us the grace to face the busy time in August we are going to have. Another beautiful beach-day we had it was last Saturday, when some friends from England Jenny and Gareth Irvine and Gareth’s mum came to visit us. They were having some vacation in Sicily and they took the chance to come and say hello to us and to Jesus generation’s guys. We spent the day at the beach and then we decided to have some worship time there instead of going back to have the Saturday meeting. It was great ! at the end we shared some testimony and we asked if anyone needed some prayer, two of the guys that were there who are not Christian yet, said they wanted to be more serious with Jesus and so we prayed for them. It was a very deep moment and everyone was blessed. Thank God!
We are specially thankful for another great chance the Lord has given us to testimony of His glorious name. starting from yesterday 22th of July for two weeks in the city center of Catania in one of the busiest street , in the middle of other commercial adverts there will be also a big one which says: “Christ has preferred to dye for you than living without you” and then our web site. It is the first time the church here does something like that but we are so happy and confident the Lord will use this opportunity to touch some people hearts. Please pray for this creative way to share the gospel in our city.
As we said August will be a very busy month, we will have the joy and the privilege to host a group of people from Milan, called “Stazione di Lode”. They are around 17 people and with them we are organizing some evangelistic events with music, mimes and dance. Please pray that the several permissions we had request would be approved, so that we can have the opportunity to talk of our Lord Jesus to as many people as possible during the fifteen days this group will stay with us. Please pray also for the time together in the house so that everything will go smooth and easy, and the Lord would bless everyone of us trough this time.

Other prayer request:
We are still looking for a new place where to move, please pray for guidance and direction that we can walk only the way the Lord has designed for us.

Our finances, we still need a new car and in June Turi the guy who was living with us and was helping to pay part of the rent, has gone back to his family. Please pray for wisdom and for new sources of support.

For Jesus generation and the decision we have to make for the next season, as the decision to have again two different Sunday’s celebration or to keep on staying all together as we are doing on summer time, please pray for wisdom, guidance, discernment so that we could hear clearly God’s voice and we could wholly follow it.

We’d like to thank you all for your faithful commitment toward us trough your prayers and support, we pray our Lord will reward you richly and keep you safe in His hand.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Sorry it's taken so long for me to update this, we've been very busy recently but hope that the testimony of what God's been doing with us is an encouragement to you.

MARCH

In March we shared an amazing time of intimacy with God and ministry within our church when our friends Bob and Mary Hopkins, and Bruce and Colleen Mounsey came out to visit. Bruce and Colleen led a course on marriage and we invited 3 or 4 local churches to come and share with us, this was an amazing time of blessing for us and the time shared together was great fun and fellowship.

APRIL

In April I visited my brother and nephews in Brescia with my dad. It was a wonderful time together playing with the boys and just spending some time hanging out.
Later in the month Tchad and Andrea came over to visit for 10 days with Isaac and Natasha, as always this was a great family time for all of us and the children really enjoyed playing together.
























While they were here we also took the Bull to a local shopping centre called Etnapolis (the biggest in Sicily).






We were invited to go for 10 days and in this time we were able to give out 900 gospels of John and share our faith. One testimony in particular was about a little boy called Christian who is only 9 years old. Christian came along every day to go on the bull and over the time we were able to build up a relationship, on the last day his uncle brought him along. We had the opportunity to speak to him and discovered that Christian had serious problems with his heart and was going to have a heart transplant in the next few weeks so we asked if we could pray for him so we asked for Jesus to touch his life and if you can remember him we ask that you would also keep him in your prayers, as his operation will be on the 27th May.

MAY

At the beginning of May we had another big event with the bull this time on Mount Etna. There was an incredible response as 5000 people were there giving us an amazing opportunity to teach the gospel and share our testimonies.

On the 11th May we had a brand new addition to our family when Agnese, Cinzias sister had a baby boy called Gabriele.

We have also been organising a big event for the 27th May called Live in concert Alternative music. We would ask you to keep this in your prayers, it will be an evangelistic night when a Christian band will play, we will do a drama and I will be sharing a word. We're praying for lots of non Christians to come and hear the gospel and that we can build relationships with people.

Right now we have an amazing team from England staying with us from our big family in St Toms. They have come to spend 5 days with us and we have the great priveledge of serving the Lord together in different ways.

Monday, March 31, 2008




I would like to dedicate this wondeful Italian song to the most precious and important person of my life. The one that the Lord using to bless and encourage me every day. My Wife Cinzia.

Saturday, March 15, 2008










January

Closing the past year we realize how much God has done for us, in us and trough us. Reflecting on the faithfulness of God of the past gives you a bigger confidence for the times to come, He is faithful and He always will be.
At the end of January trough the generosity of Tchad and Andrea, we celebrated our birthdays in England, having a fantastic time of rest and fun with the Western’s family which has now a new member: the beautiful and sweetest Natasha Hope ! We also had the chance to see friends and “Tom members” and as always we came back refreshed and reenergized.


February

For this year we decided to not have anymore the 24h prayer but a prayer meeting once a month with all the church members.
We are praying for direction and wisdom as the selling of the property comes to an end.
We started to look for a new place around the city center to host the church meetings and at the same time to run a cafeteria which will give us the chance to support our self, give others some job opportunities and to be constantly in touch with the young people outside the church environment.






March

March is a month of expectations, winter in this house has been really cold and difficult, so we are looking forward for spring time not only for warmer days but also to see the planted seeds to blossom out.
We will have the very much wished visit of Bob and Mary Hopkins and Bruce and Colleen Mounsey who will minister to the church and to Jesus Generation’s group. We are sure the Lord will use them mightily to bless all of us.


PLEASE PRAY

Pray for the visit of our English friends for protection and guidance as the will minister to us.

Pray for Sergio a guy who has contacted us after the outreach in December and who is really interested in knowing more about God, that his heart will receive God’s Word and be saved.

For us for protection and guidance while the needs around us are becoming bigger in number and in matter, that we will be strengthened with might trough His Spirit.

For a new car and our finance.





Saturday, January 26, 2008


A couple of weeks ago we went to our friend Martino. We drove for about 3 hours to go to the other side of the island to pick to mechanic bull up and take it to Catania.

Martino bought this incredible machine to use it for the Kingdom. In fact we believe that using the bull on the piazza where lots of youth “live” during the week end we will have a great tool to reach theme and to preach the Gospel to them.


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Because Martino had to go back to the US, he decided to leave the bull to us creating the opportunity to help the ministry of Jesus Generation. It is a wonderful blessing for us and we are praying that the Lord will open the right doors for us so we preach Jesus’ love to those who does not anything about it.


Last week end we had the visit of some people from the North of Italy. With some of them we planned different outreach for this coming summer. We really hope to be used from our Lord Jesus to bring many to the salvation and to see His Kingdom come among us. Because it we just started a prayer meeting with all the church once a month. We had the first one last night and it was amazing!

Cinzia, Sofia and I will be in Sheffield from the 28th of January to the 9th of February. The Lord gave us this wonderful opportunity to go to our “Spiritual home” among all the brothers and sisters we love. It will be a time of rest and recharging our “Spiritual battery”…. We need very much.


We praise the Lord for His kindness and love… thank you for your prayer.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Wednesday, January 09, 2008



Thinking of this past year....

Hello everyone.. finally after all this “crazy” days I have found some time to update this blog.
December it has been a very busy month. We had lots of different activities here and also the privilege to host some friends from Rome .
As every end of the year I like to remember what the Lord has done month after month during this 2007.



January: The Lord gives us the new house where we are living at the moment. We have been so blessed by this place that I would ever imagined. We praise the Lord for His faithfulness and provision to pay the 1000 euro rent since the beginning. Tchad and Andrea come to see the new place and as good pioneers they are the first people to sleep in this new house.

February: Simon Ennis from Sheffield come to visit us and to have a time of retreat. We begin the man’s meeting once a month.

March: Some friends of us from US, Katy & Martino, come to spend the summer here in Sicily trying to plant a church in another city 200 miles away from us. Hanna and John from Sheffield with their lovely Josh come to have a test of the best country in the world “Sicily” J. We start again the 24h prayer every last Friday of the month.

April: Coventry’s team as every year since we are in Sicily, blessed us with their love and friendship. This time Jenny Campell from Sheffield joined the team to visit us. It was a time of “hearing from God” After 6 months of prayer and waiting for confirmation from the Lord, we started our youth meeting on Sunday. 10/04/2007 Jesus Generation is reconized as Charity!

May: the month starts with our trip to Rome. We went to worship the Lord with lots of other people from Italy for the Delirious’s concert. The first one in Italy. Turi and I have a chance to interview two of them . It was great to see their humbleness and their love for Jesus.

June: The first week end we take our “core team” to have a time of relax and fun to Martino and Katy’s house. It was great!! After a couple of weeks we go to Sheffield with Dario and Melinda and all the kids. This was a time of blessings and recharging our Spiritual battery attending to the Mission Order week end.

July: Tchad, Andrea and Isaac come back to have some beach time!! And some Family time…

August: Summer time. After a very busy winter and spring, the Lord provides for our family a wonderful week in one of the best coast of Sicily. Great see and amazing beach. With another 2 families we had a chance to rest while Sofia had lots of fun!! The Lord is good ..

September: Somebody said the most important month of the History!! Marina and Matteo a couple who is very involved in Jesus Generation Ministry, got married. After a very long engagement the Lord blessed them with a wonderful wedding. I had the privilege to preach in this very important occasion : I was terrified but the Lord helped me by His grace to share His word to them. This month we have Richard Curd’s visit. A dear friend of us who comes every year from Uk to ministry in different churches here in Catania. 3 guys from Jesus Generation got baptized!!! Davide (who was atheist until 2 years ago), Manuela and Noemi. Praise the Lord for this amazing day!
The Lord Jesus gave a wonderful week end to me and Cinzia to celebrate our 10 years anniversary.

October: As Jesus generation Group we go to a youth week end to meet other people from different churches in Sicily. It was good to meet again friends and worship God all together. Our old friend Scott Steelman was there too with a team from Healing Church in California. It was a blessing having this time with them!! I praise the Lord for such a lovely people He put around our lives. Sofia turns 3 year old and starts to go to pre-school.

November: We are involved as Jesus Generation, in serving the community where we live, In fact using our van we helped a big Charity to collect food from different super market for people in need. It was fantastic to see lots of different people and organization working for the same goal!

December: One of the most busy month of the year. We go to another youth week end in Messina ( a city about 70 miles away) where we had a very nice time. Just Before Christmas the Lord gave us an incredible opportunity. Saturday 22 and Sunday 24 we set a stand inside the biggest shopping Centre in our city. Inside there were lots of different organizations and charities, but no one of them was Christian. All of them were there to make money , we were there to show Jesus and have the chance to share His love to those who are seeking Him. We had a big frame behind us, which said: “I came that they may have life and have it abundantly”. Some people stopped to ask information about us and our mission, and with those we had the privilege to share the Gospel. It was amazing to see some of them leaving us with tears on their eyes. We gave out about 6000 flyers, 200 Christian calendars, and lots of other things.




Christmas and New years’ eve have been just amazing!! Almost 50 people come to celebrate those important days with us, and we used this great opportunity to share Jesus as much as we could. Just before New years’ eve I received a phone call from a guy who received our flyer at the shopping centre. His name is Sergio. After he received our flyer, he went to visit our web site and he has been touched from what he read on it, so he called me and we met for about 1 hour and a half. At the end he told me that he would like to know more about us and maybe there is a chance to have him for a dinner during the next weeks. Please pray for him that he would open more and more his heart to the Lord.

Those news are just the highlights, month by month, of what the Lord Jesus has done through this year. I could write lots of other stories and miracle that we saw during these 365 days. His Faithfulness, His love and His hand have been with us day by day. I would like to finish with 3 verses that I received just before the end of this year and that I believe they are what the Lord is asking us for this new year. Psalm 37:3,4,5. I hope you will be blessed from these words as much I have been.