Saturday, May 24, 2008

More on Agape Italia

Some of you may have seen these already, but I just discovered them. Here's some good background on Agape Italia and what they're up to:
- Agape Italia: Firenze The local chapter's home page (it's in English too)
- Monthly newsletter and updates, including good insights on fitting into the culture
- Italian politics primer, written by one of the missionaries. Good stuff to know — even if you're not a news junkie like me — because politics will be something that comes up in conversation with the students.

Three weeks away!

Saturday, May 17, 2008


We are a month a way and we are so blessed. Blessed to have the opportunity to join the Lord in His work in Italy, blessed to take Hope to the Italians, and blessed to be almost 70% of the way to our financial goal for the trip. This has been a huge burden for some of us as $2,000 is a lot of money to raise for each of us to pull our weight. God is simply amazing! It's been such a blessing to watch how He has orchestrated the funds to come in, from people we didn't expect and in ways we didn't see coming. Please continue to be praying for people who could partner with us prayerfully and financially. I can't wait to see what He does next and how He provides all we need, including the funds.
Praying expectantly,

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

1 Month to go...

Until we leave for Florence! I've posted two more files. The first is a packing list, just a reference for our missionaries that are going. The second file would probably be more useful to you, our casual, mission fan. The second file is our prayer list. Prayer is a necessary part of our mission and we appreciate all the support you are providing.

Packing List (xls, 55k)

Prayer List (pdf, 50k)

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Prayers and Culture

I didn't really want to create another post because it would bump Stephanie's down. I guess Stephanie or any of our other talented team members will have to make another posting. ;) A few more files to share with everyone:

  • Prayer calendar from our missionary friends that are currently in Florence. Download (pdf, 1.2 mb)