Three first times in one month!

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First First

Luca

Luca

Tomorrow we will be having our first wedding in our new church.
The groom, Luca, grew up in our church and is one of my first “Timothys”.
Pray for the many unbelievers who will be attending their first evangelical wedding, will hear the gospel, will be strategically seated near Christians from our church who are committed to sharing Christ with them.

Second First

The last weekend in September we will be doing our first youth retreat, to prepare our youth to re-enter the daily routines of the school year.

Ken and Jinner

Ken and Jinner

Pray for our guest speaker, Ken Rudolph and his wife Jinner, who will be communicating to the young people.

Pray for the development of the student ministry in our church.  We are starting to develop leaders from within the group.  As with all changes, there are a lot of growing pains with thus process.  Pray for wisdom and courage to do the right things regardless of how popular the decisions are.

Third First (It’s starting to sound like the name of a bank!)

The third first is from October 10th through the 14th. We will be serving in a national conference for church leaders, right here, in Perugia.

Lucio

Lucio

Lucio will be one of the preachers, as well as Johnny Gravino, director of the Italian Theological Academy, along with main speakers Dr. John MacArthur and Jeff Williams, the Christian astronaut.  The theme is: Soli Deo Gloria.
We will also be in charge of the worship time and helping out in different areas, such as translation.

Please pray for the preparation and planning, as well as that the messages will touch many lives.

Pray that Christians can be united around the truth of God’s word and worship from their hearts.

Thank you for your prayers!  Jon and Melodee and Noah

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3 Responses to Three first times in one month!

  1. Maurizio Cucci says:

    Pastore Jonathan,
    Wanted to drop you a note to let you how much I admire what you and your family are doing to bring the Gospel to the people of Italy. I so much desire to one day be able to meet you in person, the Lord has laid it in my heart years ago to go back to Italy one day to share and witness to the people in my home land. I was born in Palermo, Sicily and also lived in Torino with my sister and she still lives there in Italy. I moved to the U S in 1978 and grew up in in a little town in Virginia. I got saved in my early 30’s and ever since I have had a burden in my heart for the people of Italy, since I grew up Catholic and did not have the personnal relationship with Jesus Christ that I have now.
    I am currently a member of Thomas Road Baptist Church, and our pastor Jonathan Falwell has been focusing on spreading the gospel whether it is local, national, or international. I would like to be able to get in contact with you whenever it is possible. I am sure you have a busy schedule. Please email and let me know if this is a possibility. I would love to know more about your ministry there.

  2. jonathan says:

    Dear Maurizio,
    Thank you for writing! What a great tribute to the grace of God to see what He has done to lead you to himself. We certainly want to stay in touch with people like you, who are passionate for the lost, and especially for the Italian people. We are happy to know that you are an active member in a church that preaches the Gospel. Please do stay in touch with us, and please pray for our ministry. Let us know if you are interested in receiving our updates directly to your inbox. I find them to be the best way to remind people of our most pressing prayer needs.

    God bless you!
    Jonathan

  3. Maurizio Cucci says:

    Ciao Pastore Jonathan,
    I want to apologize on taking so long to reply. I am still new on trying to email or reply to people but I am learning. Thank you againg and yes I would like to receive your updates and prayer requests. I am praying that this coming year I would be able to come back to Italy to visit my sister and be able to come and visit you all at your Church to meet you. I will be looking forward this Christmas on hearing your choir singing, hearing it in italian last year, it was a blessing to me. I will keep you and your ministry in my prayers for protection and may the Lord continue to bless you all and in all you do for Him.
    Your friend in Christ,
    Maurizio Cucci

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