BUT GOD…shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8
There’s only one life, ’twill soon be past.Only what’s done for Christ will last.
WHAT MATTERS TO CHRIST MATTERS TO US AS FOLLOWERS OF CHRIST Matthew 9:36 John 3:16-18
John 3:19And this is the judgment: the light hascome into the world, and people lovedthe darkness rather than the lightbecause their works were evil. (ESV) WHAT MATTERS TO CHRIST MATTERS TO US AS FOLLOWERS OF CHRIST
Penetratingthe darknesswith the light of truth inPerugia, Italy
“…to Jesus as a judge, it also belongs to punish; but mercy alone belongs to the blessed Virgin…We more easily find salvation by going to the Mother than by going to the Son.” St. Anselm,catholic theologian 1033 - 1109
“Clearly the person who accepts the Church as an infallible guide will believewhatever the Church teaches” St. Thomas of Aquinas,catholic theologian 1225-1274
“We should always bedisposed to believe that thatwhich appears white is reallyblack, if the hierarchy of the Church so decides” Saint Ignatius of Loyola (founder of the Jesuits)
Council of Trent 1545–63 Trent, sess. 6, canon 9If anyone says that by faith alone the sinner is justified, so as to mean that nothing else is required to cooperate in order to obtain the grace of justification . . . let him be anathema
Italy 2012 Population: 60 millionOnly 1% of Italiansclaim to beevangelicals.
Italy 2012 Population: 60 millionOnly 10% ofmissionaries stayfor more than oneterm.
UmbriaIn Umbria,88 out of 92townships arewithout a knownGospel testimony.
Our Greatest Challenges- Health problems- Bureaucratic challenges- Financial risks- Spiritual attacks- Investing in peoplewho do not come through- Transition from missionaryled work to indigenous work
Prayer requests1. Reach the unreached with the Gospel2. Equip followers of Christ3. Equip leaders for the church of tomorrow4. Future church plants in central Italy5. Spiritual and physical protection6. Spiritual growth7. Balance life’s demands in life and ministry
What can I do?Prayer: Adopt an unreached Umbrian township!
What can I do?Prayer: Adopt an unreached Umbrian township!Information: Inform others about the needs in ItalyInvest: Continue to support missions in ItalyCome: Send your pastor and/or key missions people to survey the ministry
“Some want to live within the sound of church or chapel bell;I want to run a rescue shop within a yard of hell.” C. T. Studd, 1860-1931. English missionary to China, India, and Africa
 “You are the light of the world. A city seton a hill cannot be hidden. […]  In the sameway, let your light shine before others, so that theymay see your good works and give glory to yourFather who is in heaven.(Matthew 5:14,16)
Pray for the Whitmans, Pray for Italy www.jonnywhitman.com A ministry in partnership with Baptist Mid-Missions