My ABC’s for March 2014

Greetings one and all! Over the last month I have been blessed to receive a handful of encouraging reports from some of my friends back in Sicily. Please continue to pray for the Lord to heal and restore all who are broken and in need of reconciliation. As for here, it has been such a…

Three Weeks In

Ciao tutti! I hope this find you all doing well and surviving the early heat wave I hear you are having. If I could, I’d send you all granita, it’s a delicious semi-frozen treat that originated here in Sicily. There’s nothing like it on a hot afternoon! A – Answered Prayers It has been an…

The ABC’s and a February/March Update

Greetings friends and family! This will be my last update from the States! Two weeks from today I will be in Catania, Sicily! Here’s my new A-B-C format for updates: A is for Answered Prayers: One prayer request I’ve been asking for is that I will leave well. Leaving has been a process that started at…

November/December Update

Ciao tutti! Well, this is it! The home stretch! Lord willing, I have just over 2 months before I will be leaving for Sicily! I have been so blessed and encouraged as I have watched the Lord’s hand bring the various pieces together one by one and at just the right time. Thank you so…

August/September Update

Greetings Friends and Family! I hope you enjoyed a wonderful summer! While my heart and feet are eager to leave for Italy, I am so thankful the Lord’s timing is perfect and I did not leave in July as I had been planning to do at the beginning of the year. The Lord gave me…

Il Bel Paese

I just recently came across the following article which gives a general description of the state of the Evangelical church in Italy today. It also highlights a few practical ways to be praying for “Il Bel Paese.” Please join me in praying  for a great spiritual awakening to take place in Italy and throughout Europe.…

June/July Update

Sent July 20, 2012: Greetings Friends & Family! I just wanted to quickly touch base with you about where I am at in my preparations for moving to Italy next Spring: Currently I have less than 10 months before I leave for Sicily! I know this time will fly by and April will be here…

March/April Update

Sent May 2, 2012  Ciao Tutti! “Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord” 2 Peter 1:2 As my dad often says, “here is all the news fit to print:” My trip to Israel at the end of March was wonderful!!!! Our group of 37, mostly from my home…

Engage 2012

January/February Update

Sent February 18, 2012: Engage Conference: Portland, OR. January 2012 Ciao tutti! First I must thank all of you who prayed for me while I was at Engage, Christian Associates’ (CA) candidate’s conference held at the end of January in Portland, OR. I had a wonderful time, met some really great people and learned a…