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