Stefano & Jennifer Mariotti

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church-planting in Budrio, Italy

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Thursday, 31 March 2016

MySpace Club 4 Teens - A Life-Changing Event!!!



Tomorrow afternoon we'll have
the My Space Club 4 Teens
we offer 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: A Life-Changing Event!!!
 

We'll play lots of fun & interactive games such as: Human Battleships, Who is He?, Human Card Stick, What He Says?, Roll Up & 
What if you met Him? which will serve as illustrations to
the Talks given by Justin, Giuseppe & Stefano to explore
the life-changing event of meeting Jesus!

Together we'll watch the trailer of the new movie: Risen!

 

Sunday, 20 March 2016

Thankful to the Lord for a great weekend of outreach and a blessed Sunday Service

We are really thankful to our Lord for the great outreach weekend we had in Budrio.
This morning was great to celebrate as church family with the great team from
The Baptist Preparatory School, Little Rock, Arkansas the blessing of our Lord and Saviour!

In the last months, the students of the team learned a few hymns in Italian and this morning they sang for us Your Name by Paul Baloche. They're so cute!!!


Saturday, 19 March 2016

High-School Outreach & Sport Ministry 2



This morning we had a great time @ the Vocational High-School in Budrio.
The PA teacher who invited us for the project is amazing and all his kids love him.
They asked some good questions during the talk. We pray for Gospel fruits!







In the afternoon we had a program @ Budrio Sport Centre where every summer we organize the Exch@nge Camp.

On the overall we had about 50 kids and for the first time many parents came thanking for the opportunity given to their kids and for the way we share a real faith!


Sunday Service - John 19

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 have a time to share praise&prayer points and subjects to be thankful for!
We'll thank the Lord for the team from
the Baptist Preparatory School of
Little Rock, Arkansas, who really helped us
in our outreach this week!

We'll continue our Easter series: Sunday is coming!

Stefano will preach from John 19
engaging the church with the Passion of our Lord,
and how in His death we see that:
Jesus is our King,
Jesus is our Lamb!


Jenny will lead
the time with
the little ones!

Friday, 18 March 2016

High-School Outreach & Sport Ministry




 




We learned how Jesus has paid once for all for all our sins, in order to assure our salvation and eternity with God!




Thursday, 17 March 2016

School outreach + My Space Club

This afternoon the team from the Arkansas Baptist Preparatory High-School of Little Rock, USA will arrive in Budrio.

This is the 4th year we host this amazing team lead by Coach Billy Goss.

This year their group is made of 9 teens and 4 leaders and they'll stay with us till Sunday for two days of outreach.  




Tomorrow morning from 9am to 2pm
we'll be at the middle-school of Budrio.
We'll play baseball & rugby with more than 300 kids and the American teens will have the opportunity of sharing their hope in Jesus with all them!
In the afternoon the team will help @ our 
My Space Club 4 Teens
which we offer during the school-year.

We'll engage with the YfC Rock Solid: Reckoning Easter!


We'll play lots of fun & interactive games such as: Find the Americans, What's your name again?, Egg Surprise, Myth or Truth, In Action, So What & Taste+See! which will serve as illustrations to the Talks given by Justin, Giuseppe, Stefano & Billy from
John 19-20.

Monday, 14 March 2016

Great 40th birthday with church family & many friends

Yesterday we had an incredible day as church family celebrating Stefano's 40th birthday and Ramona's birthday. It was great to have many non-Christian relatives and many friends for the service and even more for the following fellowship lunch.
 Great Gospel conversations at the tables, pray for Gospel fruits!

A very special thank to my very special wife who has made this day very special with sparkling candles, amazing balloons and 
a delicious cake with a quote from a famous Italian movie: 
"Now I'm a splendid 40 years-old!"

Saturday, 12 March 2016

Sunday Service - John 18

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 have a time to share praise&prayer points and subjects to be thankful for!
We'll intercede for the team from
the Baptist Preparatory School of
Little Rock, Arkansas, who will help us
in our outreach this week!
We'll continue our series on the Gospel of John,
starting the Easter series: Sunday is coming!

Giuseppe, the YfC intern is with us till May,
will preach from John 18
engaging the church with Jesus' powerful teachings
even during his arrest and
the modern question of Pilate during Jesus' trial:
"What is truth?"


Jenny will lead
the time with
the little ones!



After the service we'll enjoy a fellowship lunch at the Theatre Café celebrating the 40th birthday of Stefano
and the birthday of Ramona.


We've invited a few friends to join us for the service
and lunch to celebrate with our church-family.
Pray with us for many Gospel opportunities!

Thursday, 10 March 2016

MySpace Club 4 Teens - UnCut! Easter is coming



Tomorrow afternoon we'll have
the My Space Club 4 Teens
we offer 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 UnCut: Easter is coming!

We'll play
lots of fun & interactive games such as: Survivors, The Win Zone, Tunnel Run, Truth or Tear & Ticking Clock! which will serve as illustrations to the Talk given by Stefano from Mark 8:27-29.

To interact with the theme of Easter is Coming, we'll watch this great video!


Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Mid-week Meeting & Family Time


Tomorrow evening @ our home we'll have our Mid-week meeting & Family Time!

The idea is to have an informal & relaxed evening to which invite our local friends and to have an interesting topic to interact with.  



This time we'll have a special meeting with Justin & Carli
a great couple who is going to work alongside us in Budrio.

They've completed the Acts29 Assessment and spent the last 6 months in Houston, US to raise support.

Justin & Carli will share with us their experience in Texas and give us an idea of the Lord's work in the US!
They'll also share prayer points for their ministry in Italy!

Saturday, 5 March 2016

Sunday Service - Visiting Preacher Gian Luca Derudas

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 intercede specifically for Nuova Vita church and their Gospel witness in Bologna.


We'll have with us as visiting preacher,
Gian Luca Derudas, pastor of Nuova Vita Church who will preach from
Matthew 11:28-30:
Jesus' invite to the true rest.

Maria will lead the time
with the little ones

Thursday, 3 March 2016

MySpace Club 4 Teens - Freedom!



Tomorrow afternoon we'll have
the My Space Club 4 Teens
we offer 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 Freedom!

We'll play
lots of fun & interactive games such as: The Great Balloon Burst, Safe Crackers, Hunter+Lady+Grizzly, Grab it & Broken Chains! which will serve as illustrations to the Talks given by Stefano, Justin & Giuseppe from John 8: 34-36.

To interact with the theme of Slavery & Freedom we'll watch some clips from the movie
Amazing Grace about William Wilberforce & John Newton!


Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Mid-week meeting - Being Church

Tomorrow evening we'll continue our mid-week series of studies on Church Membership & Confession of Faith.

Stefano will lead this meeting in which we'll interact with the catechistic & missional goal of
a confession of faith.
In the next months we'll
engage with every statement of The Gospel Coalition Confessional Statement.


This week we'll engage with the fourth statement:  
The Fall

We'll engage with the biblical concept of church membership and the importance of being the local body of Christ witnessing His Gospel in Budrio, while experiencing a biblical interdependency with the other local churches who share this Confessional Statements, and the global body of Christ!