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ARCHIVE PRAYERS...

​June 27, 2023

  1. Greg preached in Italian on Sunday June 25 taught back to back Bible studies at our church in Milan on consecutive Friday nights. He is scheduled to preach again July 23. Pray for fruit through these speaking opportunities

  2. This Saturday, July 1, three couples who are all interested in Torchbearers Italia are meeting together for fellowship and discussing further steps. We are planning a weekend conference together for Feb 23-25, 2024 in north Italy. Greg has been asked to take the lead for this Torchbearer initiative with three other couples, Sam and Joan Fiore, Domenico and Jennifer Ripepi, and Matt and Rahel Malone. Pray for the development of a good team marked by mutual love, trust, and respect. We are making key relationships with other potential teammates and veteran missionaries and other Italians who want to see this happen

  3. We are looking to expand our contacts with Italian churches and church leaders in northern Italy to promote our idea of a Christian school/conference center. On July 8-9 I am joining friend Domenico at a conference designed to help prepare church leaders

  4. We are asking God for full financial support so we can devote ourselves full-time to ministry in Italy, and for individuals committed to join with us in regular prayer for the vision of ReachItaly.

  5. Production of Nel Principio Bible teaching videos and website. Currently translating Powerpoints and hope to record videos over summer. Need a good place to record

  6. We are involved with Italian believers who have special counseling needs. Pray for wisdom in the moments to say a word of guidance and encouragement.

  7. We are aware that we are salt in a world with very few believers… pray for natural opportunities to arise to talk with others (neighbors, acquaintances) about the Lord. 
    --We have different evangelistic outreaches scheduled in late June
    --Pray for Rocco who wants to read the Bible together with Greg
    --Pray for new friend, Vincent, to whom Angela gave a Gospel of John
    --Pray for Salvatore, a real estate agent we are seeking out for friendship
    --Angela as she teaches English to 13-year-old Neomi.
    --We shared the gospel and gave a Gospel of John to a troubled 24-year old girl named Francesca in a park. We hope to see her again and are praying for her salvation.

  8. Greg's article on Eve has been published this month in the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society. You can download a copy here!

  9. Continue to pray for Maj. Ian Thomas's The Indwelling Life of Christ that was recently translated and published in Italian. Angela and I are giving these to many of our friends. Pray for fruit from this helpful resource that explains practically how to live in light of Christ's resurrection.

April 19, 2023

  1. Direction for Angela and me in light of our desire to start a Bible school/Christian conference center. Greg has been asked to take the lead to pursue a Torchbearers center in Italy and will teach in Torchbearers Romania in June. Pray for the development of a good staff team marked by mutual love, trust, and respect. We are making key relationships with potential teammates and veteran missionaries and other Italians who want to see this happen.

  2. Greg continues to interview for an editing job for an academic journal produced by Dallas Seminary. Applied to teach on another online gig teaching Romans. We are asking God for full financial support so we can devote ourselves full-time to ministry in Italy, and for individuals committed to join with us in regular prayer for the vision of ReachItaly.

  3. Greg was asked to be part of a regular preaching rotation at a church in Milan that is becoming our home base. Pray for power and fruit!

  4. Production of Nel Principio Bible teaching videos and website. Currently translating Powerpoints. Need place to record videos and time to record them. Good conversations with web developers this week!

  5. Praying for tax guy/lawyer for int’l counsel going forward for taxes and insurance. Still need!!

  6. Pray for fruit for Greg's part-time teaching at two community colleges in California via Zoom from Italy. In addition to World Religions, I teach two Bible as Literature and two philosophy classes

  7. We are aware that we are salt in a world with very few believers… pray for natural opportunities to arise to talk with others (neighbors, acquaintances) about the Lord. Pray for Angela as she teaches English to 13-year-old Neomi.

  8. Continue to pray for Maj. Ian Thomas's The Indwelling Life of Christ that was recently translated and published in Italian. Angela and I are giving these to many of our friends. Pray for fruit from this helpful resource that explains practically how to live in light of Christ's resurrection.

Some answered prayers!

  • Interview process for PT editing assistant at DTS goes forward. I’m not sure whether it is good opportunity or impediment to other work here.

  • Great visit with Angela’s nieces including a long conversation where I shared my testimony. Blessed time!

  • Fruitful conversations especially in Bible and World Religion classes about the Bible and various religions

  • Praise for excellent survey trip to the Veneto and Alto Adige regions of NE Italy. We were able to connect with old friends, meet and get to know a ministry in northern Italy, and explore ideas for our future location.

  • Praise for great weekend in early March with friend Domenico on the coast below Rome working with young Sikh and Hindu immigrant laborers and encouraging an Italian missionary who works with them. I preached in a church of about twenty and had unusual freedom and was encouraged. 

  • Praise God for preaching opportunities in Rome and Milan including a wonderful time in a church where Greg did an internship 30 years ago.

  • Praise for opportunities to meet one on one with various Italian church leaders in this past month. Greg has had over half a dozen coffee breaks or lunches to talk about the spiritual life and ministry concerns in March.

  • Thank God for an encouraging time with the Torchbearers England ministry team in early March. It is exciting to help devoted young people explore their gifts and become more aware of the spiritual needs of Italy

  • Greg's article on Eve accepted by the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society. Should be published in June.

Upcoming Calendar

Weekend of May 16 in Pescara

June 5-8 Teaching at Torchbearers Romania

Preaching at Punto Lode in Milan on June 25

​October 10, 2022

  1. Pray for Angela’s health. She is in remission, which means we are watching her closely for anomalies for several years. Before we left, a PET scan revealed a spot on her lung that we will test again before the end of the year. She is still recovering from last year’s treatments and often has body pains. Pray for peace and rest.

  2. We are aware that we are salt in a world with very few believers… pray for natural opportunities to arise to talk with others (neighbors, acquaintances) about the Lord.

  3. Franklin Graham is hosting an evangelistic festival in Milan on Oct 29. Pray for fruit and for an awareness of an evangelical church presence in Italy--many churches are collaborating and I don’t think anyone really has a good idea how many believers are in this region. We are all looking forward to this and are hoping to bring unevangelized friends.

  4. I am preaching (in English) at the international Milan Bible Church on Oct 30.

  5. Please continue to pray for fruit with my current part-time teaching in California. In addition to my two Bible as Literature and two philosophy classes, I am preparing a new World Religion course that starts in the spring.

  6. And right now I am looking for gifted people to work with me to help develop and produce a new video hosting website, NelPrincipio, where I hope to produce fifty hours of Bible survey classes in six minute increments as well as many other media initiatives.

  7. Pray for direction for Angela and me--it is early, but we are asking where to finally settle. Key relationships with veteran missionaries are critical to these plans.

  8. Pray that I (Greg) can collect a small group of local believing men with whom I can fellowship and pray weekly for our needs and the needs of Italy.

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