Christian Missionaries

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


Wednesday, July 23, 2008

more phots of us....

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.