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.

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….

Tuesday, September 13, 2016


As Dave was walking through the V*tican area today, he met a lady who was from Florida.

Remember how possible it is to reach the world…just from the streets of Rome?

Her name is Mary and she and her friend were walking through the Vatic*n area as well. As they were walking, Dave over heard them talking about a leg that is hurting Mary.

Dave gave them an English tract and told them that he would be praying for Mary's leg.

Would you join us in praying for her? Not only are we praying for Mary's leg, but also for her soul!

Monday, September 12, 2016


Dave met a man named John today.

Dave has several John/Romans in the French language, so he decided to look for people from Africa that may speak French. John is from Rwanda and is a priest. He took 4 more John/Romans to give to his friends. He was happy to get these! Please pray that through the reading of God's Word, John might see God for who He really is and not the religion that man has made up.

Dave also saw Friar Piccitignito again today. Remember him? Please continue to pray for him and for the opportunities Dave has to talk with him.

Dave was feeling very good today and was trying to decide whether or not to head back to the apartment. He had set a time in his mind to head back but as that time was approaching, he was still feeling pretty good and wondered if he should stay longer. AT THAT EXACT TIME, one of the authorities came and asked to see Dave's permit (something that you are to have if you are passing out publicity on the streets). Of course, he took that opportunity to leave and head back to the apartment…. feeling very confident that his answer had come!

Thank you again for your prayers. There are now just 3 short days to reach those whose hearts are searching. Please continue to pray that God would direct Dave's steps and protect him as he goes out.

Sunday, September 11, 2016


Dave has had great success passing out tracts to people from India.

There have been a few from Bangladesh lately as well.

I have been praying for God to direct Dave's steps to the place where he needs to be every day. Yesterday, God layed this song on my heart. Now, I have been singing it often and thinking of Dave.

We thank God for the ability to listen to church services online. He's not able to listen to our services, but Dave has been able to watch Pastor Mike Hoggard's services each Sunday. Because of the time change, it works out well for Dave to go out in the mornings and pass out tracts. Then, he gets back in the afternoon to watch church. This encourages his heart for sure!

Thank you for praying!

Saturday, September 10, 2016


Remember all the tracts in Indian languages?

Dave has been meeting lots of different people from India!

Today was no exception. Please be praying that the Lord would work in these people's hearts and that they would respond to God's calling.

Sunday is a brand new day and with it comes a whole new day of opportunity...for all of us! Let's seize the opportunity to share the Gospel...wherever we're at!

May God bless you for your faithful prayers on our behalf.

Friday, September 9, 2016

A Lot to be Thankful For

We sure do have a lot to be thankful for …. every single day!

Here is some of what we're thankful for today:

  • Dave talked with SEVERAL people today…all because he decided to walk home and not take the bus! Thank you, God, for directing his steps! 
  • We have been given the TRUTH of God's Word and the opportunity to proclaim it. 
  • We have friends and family willing to pray for little 'ol us! 

    • God has provided $450 of the $1000 that we needed for Dave's lodging! 

      Thank you, Lord, for one more day to serve you! 

      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.