Stefano & Jennifer Mariotti

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church-planting in Budrio, Italy

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Saturday, 31 October 2015

Sunday Service - visiting preacher

Tomorrow we'll have our morning service
to worship God together and to proclaim
His Word in Budrio.






We are glad for the Lord's provision of the main room in
Le Torri dell'Acqua, the theatre&modern art-gallery right at the centre of Budrio, well known as a cultural meeting point.

At 10.30 we'll start our service with a
prayer time focused on our mission to
our community yet with a global vision.

We'll pray for an harvest after the
MoonWalker Conference with astronaut
Charlie Duke on Tuesday 27th October!



This Sunday we'll have as guest preacher,
pastor John Hugh Tate from Bellwether Church
in Jackson, Mississippi, USA.

John will be in Italy for a vision trip of a few days 
to be exposed about the Lord's work in Italy.



Maria will lead the time with the little ones 
continuing our series on the book of Genesis!

Thursday, 29 October 2015

MySpace Club 4 Teens - Trick or Truth?



Tomorrow afternoon we'll have
the My Space Club 4 Teens
that we organise during the school-year.




We organize this club for local kids,
where we also help them with their English home-works, in partnership with the Town Hall as part of their after-school programme.

We have a fantastic room with a courtyard in Budrio Library and the social workers are sending some kids with special needs or difficult backgrounds they follow.


Tomorrow we'll engage with the YfC Rock Solid material, interacting with the theme of Halloween: Trick or Truth?


We'll play lots of fun games
that we'll serve as illustration
to the Talk given by Stefano from John 1:5-13

Jesus' light came to shine in our darkness and that He gave His life, giving us the right to become children of God!

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Mid-week Prayer & Envisioning Meeting


Tomorrow evening we'll have a mid-week prayer & envisioning meeting in the house of a family from our core-group.

Our desire is to keep committing to the Lord in prayer all we think, plan and do, so to be guided
by Hid wisdom and vision.

We also work to build up our church to have a passion for our community with a global vision for the world-wide work of the Lord!

We'll continue to pray the Lord of the harvest after the amazing Gospel opportunity we had yesterday morning with the MoonWalker Conference with Charlie Duke.

We keep receiving enthusiastic feedback from people who came, but our desire is to see eternal fruits for the Lord!

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

The MoonWalker Conference - Budrio High-Schools

This morning we experienced another great Gospel opportunity in Budrio.
In the beautiful setting of the 17th century Theatre we had 700+ students from the 2 high-schools in Budrio who came for MoonWalker Conference with NASA astronaut Charlie Duke the 10th man
to have walked on the moon.

Charlie and his wife Dorothy have been great in sharing their passion for life but above all their passion for the Lord.
Charlie powerfully explained how as man and scientist he found his peace and meaning in life only in Jesus, and how He has saved his life and marriage!

Monday, 26 October 2015

The MoonWalker Conference - Bologna High-School

This morning we had a great time at the Bologna Scientific High-School Fermi with the retired U.S. Air Force officer and former astronaut for NASA, Charles Moss "Charlie" Duke Jr 
as part of his Italy 2015 tour organised by Agape Italia in partnership with YfC Italy.

Charlie shared with students his exciting experience as
MoonWalker when, during the Apollo 16 in 1972,
he became the tenth and youngest person to walk on the Moon.


Charlie motivated students to take seriously their youth and them to look after their spirit.
He openly shared with them how his success in life didn't prevent him to be a failure as husband and father and how him and his wife found the real peace and meaning in life only in Jesus!

Please pray for tomorrow when in Budrio we've organized a conference in partnership with the Town-hall for the two local high-schools, expecting 700 + students and lecturers in the beautiful 17th century Theatre of Budrio.

After we'll have a lunch together with the Mayor and other local authorities of Budrio.

Join us in praying for these opportunities to openly share the Gospel and build up relations.

Saturday, 24 October 2015

Sunday Service @ Chiesa Evangelica di San Lazzaro

Tomorrow morning we'll be with our friends from the Chiesa Evangelica di San Lazzaro 
in which we served for a few years and now they support us in our church-plant.

 
Stefano 
will preach from 
Luke 24:27
"And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, 
he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself."
 
Together we'll look throughout the whole Bible narrative at God's promises and their fulfilment in Christ!

Sunday Service - Nehemiah

Tomorrow we'll have our morning service
to worship God together and to proclaim
His Word in Budrio.






We are glad for the Lord's provision of the main room in
Le Torri dell'Acqua, the theatre&modern art-gallery right at the centre of Budrio, well known as a cultural meeting point.

At 10.30 we'll start our service with a
prayer time focused on our mission to
our community yet with a global vision.
We'll pray for the Immigrant outreach
with a winter shoe collection and for the MoonWalker Conference with astronaut
Charlie Duke on Tuesday 27th October!


Then we'll continue with our new series on the book of Nehemiah.
Jonathan will preach from Nehemiah engaging with the theme of Repairing broken walls, Restoring people for mission!

Maria will lead the time
with the little ones!

Thursday, 22 October 2015

MySpace Club 4 Teens - UnCut3



Tomorrow afternoon we'll have
the My Space Club 4 Teens
that we organise during the school-year.




We organize this club for local kids,
where we also help them with their English home-works, in partnership with the Town Hall as part of their after-school programme.

We have a fantastic room with a courtyard in Budrio Library and the social workers are sending some kids with special needs or difficult backgrounds they follow.


Tomorrow we'll engage with the YfC Rock Solid material, interacting with the theme of On-Line Identity- UnCut3.

We'll play lots of fun games
that we'll serve as illustration
to the Talk given by Stefano from Ephesians 2:8
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Mid-week Bible Study - Gospel Change



Tomorrow evening we'll have our mid-week Bible Study in Budrio led by Jonathan.
We'll continue to interact together with  
Unit 7 Holiness - relationships of the module
Gospel Change from the Porterbrook course. 

The goal of the Christian life is to be conformed to the likeness of Christ (Romans 8:29). 
 In this course we will learn how to apply the gospel to our everyday life.

Saturday, 17 October 2015

Sunday Service - Nehemiah 1 & 2

Tomorrow we'll have our morning service
to worship God together and to proclaim
His Word in Budrio.






We are glad for the Lord's provision of the main room in
Le Torri dell'Acqua, the theatre&modern art-gallery right at the centre of Budrio, well known as a cultural meeting point.

At 10.30 we'll start our service with a
prayer time focused on our mission to
our community yet with a global vision.
We'll pray for the MySpace outreach and a coming wedding of our church-friends,
and for the MoonWalker Conference with Charlie Duke on the 27th October!


Then we'll start our new series
on the book of Nehemiah.
Stefano will preach from Nehemiah chapters 1 & 2 engaging with the theme of Repairing broken walls, Restoring people for mission!

Jenny  will lead the time
with the little ones!

Friday, 16 October 2015

Porterbrook - Campus Bologna plenary session




Tomorrow from 3.30 to 7.00 pm
in Nuova Vita Church we'll have
the plenary session for students
of the foundation year of
Porterbrook - Campus Bologna.




Students will engage with the module Evangelism, led by Stefano, co-pastor of Impatto Budrio.

In this session, we'll interact with these units:
3. Building relationships
4. Talking about God
5. Presenting the gospel
6. Introducing to Christian community
This course teaches the importance of a church community in evangelism and making the gospel message relevant in everyday life. If our heads and our hearts are full of Jesus, then our conversations about him will flow out naturally.

As church-plant we're very excited for the three men from Budrio who are taking the course.
Pray with us for their commitment and passion for the Lord! 

Thursday, 15 October 2015

MySpace Club 4 Teens - UnCut2




Tomorrow afternoon we'll have the official kick off of the My Space Club 4 Teens
that we organise during the school-year.



From this year this out-reach club for local kids is organized in partnership with the Town Hall and the social services
as part of their after-school programme.

We have a fantastic room with a courtyard in Budrio Library and the social workers are sending some kids with special needs or difficult backgrounds they follow.

Tomorrow we'll engage with the YfC Rock Solid material, interacting with the theme of Truth - UnCut2.

We'll play lots of fun games
that we'll serve as illustration
to the Talk given by Stefano from John 14:6
Jesus said: "I am the way, 
and the truth, and the life. 
No one comes to the Father except through me."

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Getting ready for the Moonwalker Conference for Budrio high-schoolers!

Join us in praying for these weeks of preparation for the Moonwalker Conference for Budrio high-schoolers.

On Tuesday the 27th of October as Impatto Budio, we'll host in Budrio the retired U.S. Air Force officer and former astronaut for NASA, Charles Moss "Charlie" Duke, Jr as part of his Italy 2015 tour organised by Agape Italia in partnership with YfC Italy.

Charlie became, as Lunar Module Pilot for Apollo 16 in 1972,
the tenth and youngest person to walk on the Moon.


In Budrio we've organized a conference in partnership with the Town-hall for the two local high-schools, expecting 700 + students and lecturers in the beautiful 17th century
Theatre of Budrio.
Charlie will engage students sharing about his experience on the moon, motivating them to take seriously their school years,
but above all to think seriously about their standing with the Lord creator of the moon.

Indeed, Charlie takes every opportunity to share how the Lord has transformed radically his life and how as a man of science an technology, he finds only in the Gospel the real answers to all his questions and his identity in Jesus!



After the conference we'll have a lunch together with the Mayor and other local authorities of Budrio.

Please pray for these opportunities to openly share the Gospel and build up relations.

This is an article about Charlie published in the monthly magazine distributed by the town-hall to every resident in Budrio.

After having described Charlie's bio, it's written that his desire is to challenge the younger generation to take seriously their studies, their lives and their faith.

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Sunday Service - An heart after God

Tomorrow we'll have our morning service
to worship God together and to proclaim
His Word in Budrio.






We are glad for the Lord's provision of the main room in
Le Torri dell'Acqua, the theatre&modern art-gallery right at the centre of Budrio, well known as a cultural meeting point.

At 10.30 am Davide, a trainee elder from
San Lazzaro Church who graduated last summer from the Porterbrook course Campus Bologna, will preach on
"An heart after God" from 1 Samuel 15:1-31.


It is very encouraging for our church-plant to receive the support of San Lazzaro Church and in turn to encourage their men training to serve in the local church!

Friday, 9 October 2015

Speaking @ 2015 EMF Autumn Missionary Conference

Tomorrow and Sunday we'll be speaking
@ the 2015 EMF Autumn Missionary Conference.

Tomorrow morning at 11.30 there will be
a presentation of the Lord's work in Italy with reports from our church-planting work in Budrio and the ministry of pastor
Antonio de Noia in Peschici in Puglia.

On Sunday evening, Stefano will preach
in Welwyn Evangelical Church about
"The expansion of the Gospel 
in the midst of opposition to the Gospel!" from Acts 11:19-12:25.

It will be also great to renew our fellowship with the friends of this church that Stefano attended as student and that supported us from the beginning of our ministry in Italy!

Thursday, 8 October 2015

2015 EMF Autumn Missionary Conference

Tomorrow we'll join our EMF friends @
the 2015 Autumn Missionary Conference.

We'll have the opportunity to meet and renew fellowship with other missionaries connected with EMF in Portugal, Spain, Greece and Italy.

We'll be encouraged and challenged to see what the Lord is doing in Southern Europe!