Finally on my way to mia casa in Europa!
Though I work with many congregations and missionary agencies, I have a home church in Europe and it is Gruppo Latino Americano Cristiano di Parma pastored by Aldo and Mariela Cerasino. Their ministry partners are also close friends, Osvaldo and Margarita, Luciano and Marilene.
I am looking forward to seeing my church family there and also the other believers that I have come to know, like Pastor, Francesco, his wife Alessia, OM missionary Simona, missionaries Irena, Angel, Hebe and perhaps another thirty or so people in an Italian church, The Evangelical Church of Parma.
My first event was a presentation on Mormonism to the OM “Love Ishmael” Team on Tueday morning.
Our little latino congregation has grown to an average Sunday attendance of around 120 people. They have a pile of terrific young people like, Kevin, Denny, Daniel, Fabio, Stephania, Jessica, Christian, Marieangel, Ruth, and others (too many to remember or mention by name). Their leaders, Victor (Argentinan) and Belquis (Dominican) are YWAM missionaries to the Sahara but are on leave in Parma while they have a baby (she’s here now). They have done a terrific job of discipleship.