Dear Beloved in
blessings from your missionaries in Frosinone, Italy.
We are well into
Spring, but only last week we began to have some very nice weather.
So, our days are quite warm and the vegetation is growing with a few
weeks of delay.
outreaches have been delayed and now we are ready to go, as we will
start our evangelistic programs. This year we want to use some
Videos and the projector to show some evangelistic videos.
Unfortunately we can’t use the movie “Jesus” in the public, but we
have other videos which we can show. We are also giving out Bibles
to everyone who will be interested to have one.
Presenting the flowers to our wives
Someone is opening a
Bar in a building nearby, almost across the street from out church
hall, and I went to see what they were doing. So we began to talk
and eventually I began to talk about the Lord and how to get saved.
Of course they had to work, so they could not stop and listen to me
for long, but they asked mostly about the differences we have with
the Catholic Church. After a few answers I went to the church and
gave them a Bible each. They were three people there, so we left
with the promise that they would like to know more about our faith
Last Saturday (April
28), we had our General gathering with our Communion of churches and
we had flowers given to all the Pastor’s wives. It was a very nice
meeting and we are planning to start prayer meetings for all our 91
communities in our Province. Every church will get to pray for 13
communities and we will go ahead for a number of months which I
would like to keep for a full year.
the Pastors with some of the wives missing
As you know, last
Fall I did not come to the States, so I missed seeing you all, but
God willing I am coming this Fall, and I want to spend more time in
the New England area and be with our children a little longer. I am
also planning to visit some churches in the area, especially new
churches which have not supported us until now. So, please pray for
us and for our ministry, that God will speak to the hearts of the
Pastors of these churches so they will get a heart for the Italian
As I mentioned in
other newsletters, one of the reason many churches in the US don’t
regard Italy as a mission field, it’s because supposedly, Italy is a
Christian nation (just like America and England), but very few know
that apart from the fact that only about 5% of the Catholic people
go to church regularly, yet even if all went to church every Sunday,
their teachings are that you are not saved by grace through faith in
Christ, but through the good deeds and by practicing the
“sacraments”. So, Italy is a wide open mission field, with only 0.4%
of Born Again or …considering themselves to be Born Again!
We want to thank
everyone of you for your prayer and for your financial support to us
and our ministry. We know that this financial struggle is affecting
every nation and since they posted this “Technical Government” in
Italy, they are just slamming taxes all over the nation, with
gasoline, electricity and other utilities going crazy! Yet, so far
the Lord has been with us and we trust He will continue to be with
us, but you may have heard that a few people especially small
employers, are killing themselves because they
can’t keep up with the heavier taxes and other expenses.
It’s in these
struggles that we see the miracle of God in being with us and He
promised before He went to Heaven! We praise God for His
faithfulness and we thank you for your faithfulness in supporting
us. We bless you, your family and your church and pray that our God
will reward to a million times for your sacrificial support.
In Christ our Savior
Abel Aureli and