We are so grateful that God is moving us forward. David just recently finished his last week with the company where he has worked for the past 18 months. God was very gracious in providing a job that supplied our needs, and that He used to mature us, as we learned to endure the rigors of full time work combined with ministry in the church.
David has also been able to present our seminar, ‘How to Witness to Roman Catholics’, in numerous churches, and we are so grateful for the positive response we have had to it.
We will now be able to concentrate on preparation for Italy. We will be traveling to various states, where we will be able to present our work to friends and churches. Our journey will take us to Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, California, Ohio and more.
David is also looking forward to simultaneously translating into Italian the STRANGE FIRE CONFERENCE, organized by Grace to You in Los Angeles, CA.
[pullquote1 quotes=”true”]I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, …because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. Philippians 1:3,5[/pullquote1]
We have purchased our tickets for Italy. Our elders have encouraged us to go ahead and purchase the tickets for Rome. Our plan is to leave from Miami for Rome on the 10th of December. As you can imagine, this action has really put us into motion! We need to decide what to leave behind and what to take, and we must pack. We need to hire a moving company, sell our vehicle, and get things set for our arrival in Italy.
Our leaving date has made us realize that we have to say good-bye to our beloved church family of Grace Immanuel Bible Church. David will be teaching our Bible study just a couple more times. Discipleship relationships are being passed on to other wonderful believers. We have been so blessed by the opportunities we have been given to minister and be ministered to, here in our local church. We eagerly look forward to our commissioning service on the 8th of December.
We realize that we depend totally on God. We are so grateful for the churches and individuals who have decided to partner with us. Many have joined our CORNELIUS CORPS prayer group and many have decided to support us financially. We have not reached 100% of our support yet, but we trust that you will pray with us that God will provide the $1,000 a month that is still needed.
So many things still need to be completed, and we are looking forward to the way God will put all the pieces together. Loredana has gone through all the paperwork to become a US citizen. We are just waiting for being called for the swearing-in ceremony. We need your prayers that it will come soon.
We are excited about the team God is putting together. Matt and Johanna Johnston have also purchased their tickets, planning to leave on the same flight we are. Bill Standridge will be returning to Italy at the end of November, and we look forward to joining him there to minister together. We know of several more couples who are planning to join us in the next few years, and are humbled by this exciting prospect.
Will you commit to pray?
- For the necessary preparations
- For the remaining needed finances
- For safety in travel
- For Loredana’s US citizenship
- For David’s translation of the Strange Fire Conference
- For our co-workers as they make their final preparations
Please feel free to write or call us in the next few weeks.
David and Loredana
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