Antonio & Giacomo Giving Hugs! Recently, some missionary friends told us about a family who has been supporting them for over 15 years. When our friends began building up their support team to head to Italy years ago, this particular family came to them. They said they wanted to give up cable TV
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A view of Caltagirone in Sicily/Photo: Alessandro Bianchi As we have gone through support raising, one of our challenges has been to breakthrough the preconceived idea that Italy isn’t a mission field. It is true that the Lord could have called us to a more difficult place to serve, but that doesn’t mean
Ridgecrest Retreat Center, North Carolina Last month we were so blessed to be able to attend our pre-departure orientation out in Asheville, North Carolina. What a week it was! Many of you have asked what our training was for, so we thought a blog post about our week would be helpful. It was a
Aerial view of Amatrice - AP Guest post di JD Gilmore, Direttore at Impatto Italia: La tragedia è immane. La sofferenza indicibile. Viene la voglia di abbracciare e confortare tutta la gente angosciata, colpita così duramente lì nel centro Italia, ad Amatrice, Accumoli, Arquata e Pescara del Tronto. Già, confortare. Ma come si fa
Trieste Collage Series Introduction As you might imagine, we are asked many questions over the course of meeting with various individuals, small groups, and church mission committees. These questions cover a wide variety of topics. Why Italy? Where is Trieste? Why don’t you just get a job? Where will the boys go to
“Dear God, please help us get to Italy and tell the people in Italy about Jesus… ‘cause they don’t know Jesus or your love. And please help us just get new things when we get there. Amen.” This is Antonio’s basic daily prayer before meals. It usually brings me to tears. I generally swallow them
April 2016, watching a tractor plant the field. May. May is always a big month for us. Our anniversary is in May...celebrating 11 years together this year! Tyler’s birthday is also in May. On top of that we have several family members with birthdays and of course there is Mother’s Day. It’s been