Welcome to our ministry blog. We invite you to read about what God is doing as we reach the world for Christ
from the streets of Rome. As you read, please pray! Our next ministry trip will be September 2-16.

Monday, April 24, 2017

The Weekend

Dave had a birthday on Sunday! Thanks to all who prayed for him and sent him a text!

I was blessed to be able to go to Oak Lane Baptist Church in Arkansas, and put up a ministry booth. The greater blessing was being able to hear some good preaching and being ministered to.

God is always good and worthy to be praised!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Recent News

 It is amazing the different people from all over the world that Dave meets in Rome. This last weekend was no exception. It is the main reason we go to Italy around Easter.

His weekend began with the Good Friday service that is at the Coliseum. While there, he talked with Emily and Caroline. They were from Mizzou and TCU. They took a DNA and the Bible dvd.

A guy from Senagal was selling trinkets near by and noticed what Dave was doing. He came up and asked Dave for a tract. He spoke French and so Dave gave him a John and Romans in his language.

A couple, Gabor and his wife, came from Hungary. They were Catholics and Dave was able to talk with them for about 20 min.

On Sunday, Dave made sure he was near all the Easter festivities. Michelle, from Ireland, is in a crisis and needs prayer. She says she wants to know God. Dave gave her a New Testament and she is very eager to read it and seek after God.

A Russian couple came and talked with Dave. They had a little boy with them. Dave gave them a tract and then after they had walked off, he remembered that he had a John/Romans in Russian. They were still close by so he rushed off to catch them! Please pray that they read God's word!

There are so many more stories just like these.... all people God has created and loves and wants to be in a relationship with. Please continue to keep Dave in your prayers!

*** On the Home Front ***
We are all doing well. We're missing Dave but happy to be praying and doing what is needed so he can be the hands and feet of Jesus! We will be at Oak Lane Baptist Church's Annual Camp Meeting this weekend with a table for the ministry. Please pray for our hearts there.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

A Weekend to Remember

Many of you may all ready remember how busy this weekend is in Rome and you may also remember the festivities that go on.

This is definitely a weekend to remember Dave in your prayers....

"Good Friday",  as many like to call it, is celebrated in Rome by the Pope holding a special mass at the Coliseum. Many people from all over the world are intrigued by it and so they begin arriving in the early evening, several hours ahead, in order to get a good seat. For many years, our family has gone early and passed out Bibles and tracts in several different languages. People are eager to take this literature as they think that its part of the program. These people have a few hours to sit and it's our desire that God use this literature to open their hearts to the Truth.

This year, Dave arrived in the early evening and began talking with people and giving them John and Romans in their own language. Two ladies he talked with were from Mizzou and TCU, here in the States! He shared a DVD with them. Another, a man from Senegal, was selling trinkets nearby. He came and asked for a Bible and Dave gave him a John and Romans. He spoke French. Please pray for these people and for the others that he spoke with. 

Saturday will be a big day near the Metro passing out tracts and Bibles.

Sunday, there will be special Easter Masses near the V*tican and lots of opportunity to give the true Gospel of Jesus Christ through faith alone. 

This weekend is one that has been under much spiritual attack in the past. Please pray that Dave will stand strong through the power of God's might and that he will be in the right place at the right time ... for protection, but also to give Scripture to someone who's heart is already being touched.

We appreciate all of your prayers! 

Monday, April 10, 2017

Safe Arrival!

Thank you for your prayers! Dave has safely arrived in Rome and is getting settled in. We're thankful for the apartment near Rome that God provided! Dave will call it "Home, Sweet Home" for seven weeks.

Dave has started the work this Monday morning and has already talked with lots of tourists. Please keep him in your prayers as he shares the Gospel with a lot of travelers this week before "Easter".

Saturday, April 8, 2017

He's Left

Dave is flying to Italy tonight as we sleep. I'm praying he's able to sleep on the plane. It's been a very Loooonnnngggg day for me and I'm exhausted. I'm planning on writing a lot more details tomorrow, so please check back! Goodnight!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

God Continues ...

Dave made it home safe and sound! We are so grateful for another ministry trip!

Our life continues ... Dave and I are visiting a church this morning that has always loved and supported us ...

But behind curtains that we cannot see, God continues ...

He continues to work in ways that we know not ...

In lives that we know not about ...

We ask that you please continue to pray for the souls in Italy...and around the world...that need Jesus.

.... and please continue to pray for us .....

Thursday, September 15, 2016

On the Way Home

As I write, Dave will be waking up to face a very long day.

What a time these last two weeks have been for him!

Sometimes, trying to type out thoughts and feelings and stories can be difficult. I'm anxious to hear the stories in person!

Please be praying for the seeds that were planted. There have been quite a few … and yet, God knows each one by name. We are just a very small part.

Please be praying for Dave as he travels and for everyone as we all adjust back to family life.

Words cannot express how strengthened we are when we know people are praying. There is so much encouragement in that! We thank you for all of your prayers….

Hebrews 11:13,15,16

... These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off and were PERSUADED of them, and EMBRACED them, and CONFESSED that they were STRANGERS and PILGRIMS on the earth. For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country... But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.