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A Scottish Céilidh

Posted by on Mar 24, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on A Scottish Céilidh

A Scottish Céilidh

              Ever been to a Scottish Céilidh? After this night of fun – we can highly recommend it!  Wikipedia says: “A céilidh or ceilidh /’keili’/ is a traditional Gaelic social gathering, which usually involves playing Gaelic folk music and dancing.” And boy, did we dance! We had this spectacular team pictured below that came from two churches in Scotland – and helped us make this as close to the real thing as you could get – in Venice! Our goal was invite our...

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Jubilee!

Posted by on Mar 20, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Jubilee!

Jubilee!

Yep – no kidding – Josh and Alissa are expecting! When God said, “Be fruitful and multiply” we Crookses took that command to heart! So, rejoice with us and pray for Josh and Alissa as their little “Jubilee” (their baby’s name for now) gets ready for arrival  . . . Isn’t that a fitting name for a bundle of joy on the way! Josh and Alissa don’t yet know if their little Jubilee is a girl or a boy – and they really don’t want to know – they’re going about this...

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The Story of God

Posted by on Mar 19, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on The Story of God

The Story of God

People who believe they are good enough to be welcomed into heaven someday (which is most of the people we talk to in Italy) do not understand who God is nor how he has been working his plan to redeem the world back to himself! They simply cannot understand where faith in Jesus fits into the equation – since they have been brought up “in Christ” as cultural Catholics.  So, in a very real sense – we need to take people back to the beginning and help them see themselves as lost – then show them how lost people...

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The Christmas Carolers

Posted by on Mar 19, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on The Christmas Carolers

The Christmas Carolers

One week later we hosted the famed Christmas Carolers! This group of Bible school students from Frontier School of the Bible has, after 13 straight years, become famous in our community. They give us a very unique way to bless our city and the people in our local hospitals and nursing homes now look forward to their visit each Christmastime. Thanks Carolers! We are so privileged to be able to announce God’s Good News!

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Yeshua

Posted by on Mar 19, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Yeshua

Yeshua

We kicked off our Christmas events with special guest, Lidia Genta an Italian Christian singer who’s Christmas album “Yeshua” is more tha n just a collection of holiday sounds – it’s more like a masterpiece! We h ad many friends join us at Il Faro as Lidia and her husband and song writer/producer, Stefano Rigamonti told the story of Yeshua and generally . . .  just brought down the house! Finger food and friendships were made afterwards. We’ll have Lidia back again – maybe rent a bigger place for...

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A click-view of our ministry

Posted by on May 2, 2013 in Blog | Comments Off on A click-view of our ministry

A click-view of our ministry

A “Click-View” of our ministry. Here is a brief overview of what is happening currently in our family and at Il Faro.

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This is Discipling

Posted by on Apr 13, 2013 in Blog | Comments Off on This is Discipling

This is Discipling

Click here to see a unique perspective on missions strategy that we utilize in Italy.

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Every missionary’s dream!

Posted by on Mar 22, 2013 in Blog | Comments Off on Every missionary’s dream!

Every missionary’s dream!

Anytime a national believer sees a need – and comes forward to volunteer to help in the ministry – you nab them before you wake up and find that it was all just a “church planter’s dream”!  Francesca was that national volunteer a few years ago when she came and asked to be on our team.  Click here is her testimony on video.  Watch it!  Would you love to support someone like that?  Well, now you can because Francesca is raising support to be able to serve on our team full-time.  We really need all the time...

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Can you make a real Italian pizza?

Posted by on Mar 22, 2013 in Blog | Comments Off on Can you make a real Italian pizza?

Can you make a real Italian pizza?

Check out this video of a real “pizzaiolo” making a real Italian pizza.  Best pizza we’ve found – so far – in Mestre!  Oh, and very creative cinematography by our good friend Roger.  You’re the best!

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Now that’s what church planting is all about!

Posted by on Mar 22, 2013 in Blog | Comments Off on Now that’s what church planting is all about!

Now that’s what church planting is all about!

Gianluca is a great brother! He became a follower of Jesus a few years ago and at that time had no idea what he’d be doing today. For the first few years he spent many a Sunday working as a security guard at the airport or in a factory job.  Last year he made a a tough decision – he took a factory job that didn’t work on weekends.  They were offering him less pay and benefits – but what he was really looking was more time for his new found passion – ministry!  God was getting this man ready to step into the gap – the one we...

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