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.


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Arrividerci Roma!

I have been through this many times. Goodbyes are never easy...especially when you're saying goodbye to someone or something that you love. Even though I am not personally there, I know this is hard on Dave.

Dave will be flying all day Thursday to come back home. My heart rejoices to see him...the children are excited...but I know his heart is torn between two loves. God is good. We will continue to pray for the Harvest and for the seeds that were planted.

And we'll be faithful to plant more seeds.....

May God bless you for your faithful prayers.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Goodbye Germany

The German people are very different than Italians. I've mentioned it in other posts before but we are reminded when we visit Germany. Dave has had an interesting week in Germany!

Tracts were passed out in the central part of Munich to passersby, tracts were distributed in mailboxes and visits were made with those we'd like to see strengthened in the faith. Time was short but we pray God would send the increase!

Dave will fly out early Sunday afternoon, our time, and will head back to Rome. Please pray for his safety and that the last remaining days in Italy would be time well spent.

On the homefront, we are anxious to see Dave but we know his heart is with the souls in Italy. Our prayers go out for him as well and for the hearts he longs to touch.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Germany

While we are all sleeping tonight, Dave will be getting up and taking an early flight to Germany. The flight itself is about an hour and a half. He'll be spending a week there to help a missionary Pastor and his wife. Please pray for safe travels, for a good week of ministering in Germany and for safe travels back to Italy. Most importantly, please pray that God would give the increase!

We appreciate your prayers so much!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

A Week's Update

This last week has been interesting... both in Italy and on the homefront. We can thank God for being in control, for knowing what we need and for providing prayer support.

Dave has been going to his "usual" spot everyday. Some days were a bit slower because of rain this last week. The week before this, he was stopped by undercovers and told he could not continue. He did. God is good. It reminds me of Acts.

Dave has met a man named Stefano. His daughter plays guitar for a local church. He's able to talk with both of them. Please pray for this situation and for God's leading.

A man came up to Dave this last week and wanted him to say the r*sary with him. Dave was able to share with this man why he wouldn't do that and why it wasn't Biblical. Please pray for this man and that God would use His Word in this man's life.

Dave has been going to see Paco for years now. He owns a bike shop and Dave is able to build a relationship on that mutual interest. He is also building relationships with Paco's adult children. Paco's wife has been in the hospital. Please pray for her. There is also a girl that works with Paco in the bike shop. She must be around 19. Her name is Roberta. Dave gave her a John and Romans last year and she talked with Dave about that.

Dave has recently met two girls from Clackamas, Oregon. They go to a church that a friend of ours attends in that area. Funny how a person can travel half-way across the world and meet people like that!

Today, Dave passed out Hindi tracts to a family from India.

The list goes on..... Please continue to keep all of these dear people in your prayers!

On the homefront, my grandmother had a stroke and this last weekend was difficult. The good news is that she is doing better. She will have quite the road to recovery, but it was a blessing to speak with her at least. The children and I are doing well and have developed a routine while Daddy is gone. It will be nice to have him back someday soon, but we are thanking the Lord that we have a husband and father who loves Jesus and wants other people to have a relationship with Him.

We thank you so much for your prayers!

Sunday, April 30, 2017

My Favorite Story

Dave is texting me .... regularly..... and I love it! I'm thankful for an unlimited texting capability while he's there!

One of the things he texts me is how his day is going and who he's been talking to, giving Bibles to, etc...

I LOVE hearing the stories...and of so many people from all over the world. The hardest part is trying to tell you all the stories too!

One story Dave told me a couple days ago is my favorite so far!

There is a man that he has seen year after year for the last 4-5 yrs. He walks like his dog has been run over and he's moping through life. Dave has tried to make him smile when he sees him. Last year, he was able to make him smile and he gave him a John and Romans in Italian. One day this last week, he saw him pass by. The next day, he said "Good Morning" in Italian and the man looked up. His eyes got bright and he was excited as he recognized Dave! As much as Dave could tell, the man was telling him how happy he was to have the John and Romans.  He told Dave that he was not Catholic and that he went straight to Jesus!

We may never know this man's full story until we get to Heaven, but it was an encouragement to me and a blessing. Please keep praying! Please pray that there will be more stories like this one and that more and more will be so excited to have the Word of God in their hands.


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.

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.