I served in the US Army in Vicenza, Italy as a paratrooper. While there, I saw a great spiritual need among many Italians. A few years later, while in Bible college, God touched my heart to go back to Italy as a missionary. Suzanne and I met shortly before my graduation. God had called her to go to Europe as a missionary before we ever met.
In 1999 we left for Italy with our three young daughters.
In 2007 we moved to Trieste, Italy where we began to work with other missionaries in helping a small church to grow and to become independent, able to sustain itself with the Lord’s help and without the assistance of missionaries. God has tripled the size of the church and brought many into its doors.
We use evangelistic outreaches and personal Bible studies to share the love of God, the Gospel of Jesus Christ and then to disciple people in God’s word and the Christian life. The church is nurtured through Sunday services, weekly Bible studies in several homes and group meetings aimed at specific groups of people.. It’s exciting to see the believers in the church use their gifts to serve Him.
We desire that the church become autonomous under the leadership of national elders with the local believers working together to carry on the life of the church.
Primary Prayer Request:
Pray that God would reach many spiritually hungry people in Trieste through this church. Pray for spiritual growth and maturity among all the members in the church. Pray for godly Italian elders. Pray that God would bring talented Christian musicians to lead worship in our church.