The Girl Scout in me had big plans to have mastered the language and be fully prepared, but ready or not, in 4 short days, our family and team of students, professors and Cru staff will board a 15-hour flight to take the love of Jesus to college students overseas!
We would love for you to partner with us in this adventure.
Rome, Italy is home to 240,000 college students; most of which have never read the Bible, never been in a Bible study, and never begun a relationship with Christ. Around 90% of Italian students are atheists or agnostic. Spiritually, the college campus in Rome is a dark place. In all of Italy, there are only approximately 100 Evangelical Christians trying to reach the 1 MILLION college students!
We believe that Rome is strategic because of the spiritual darkness of Western Europe. Our prayer is that Italians, with their enthusiasm and influence on culture (fashion, food, soccer, etc.), could be used by God to reach Western Europe for Christ.
The focus of our summer missions project is evangelism. We will train and lead Ole Miss students in relationship building and evangelism with Italians on campus. Several prestigious pr
As exciting as this opportunity sounds, it won’t be possible without your help. The cost of this missions trip for our family of four includes the international plane tickets, lodging, in-country travel, food, ministry expenses, and international emergency medical coverage, among other expenses. It is also important to consider that Rome, much like New York City, is an expensive place to live even when you are looking to stay in an apartment appropriate for missionaries. In light of all those factors for our family, we still need to raise $2,500.
We understand this is a significant amount of money.
If someone were to tell you that they could go into a very difficult country to rescue slaves and they could try to rescue a person, and it would cost this amount, you would think, that’s amazing. It’s really not that expensive for the sake of those people caught in slavery. We believe that is the case spiritually in Rome. Italy is home to the leading centers of Satanism in the world, Turin. Rome too is a place where you can feel the spiritual oppression. That’s where we are being asked to go to share the light.
It is possible that we are on the forefront of a spiritual revolution in Italy. We believe it is worth a great investment of time and treasure and we invite you to partner with us to reach Italians. Would you prayerfully consider investing in this outreach to Italian students by praying and giving financially?
Any amount the Lord would lead you to give toward this need would be appreciated. It’s also important as well, that you would join us in praying for this need to be met. Click HERE to visit our giving website. As always, we are so grateful for your encouragement, prayers, and faithful support of our ministry to college students!
This 2 minute video helps explain more about the spiritual darkness in Italy. Use the password: staffagape