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Whitman Italy Presentation 2012

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The Whitmans seek to equip the Italian Church of the Next Generation to Reach the World for Christ

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Whitman Italy Presentation 2012

  1. 1. BUT GOD…shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8
  2. 2. There’s only one life, ’twill soon be past.Only what’s done for Christ will last.
  3. 3. WHAT MATTERS TO CHRIST MATTERS TO US AS FOLLOWERS OF CHRIST Matthew 9:36 John 3:16-18
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. Penetratingthe darknesswith the light of truth inPerugia, Italy
  6. 6. ?
  7. 7. “…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
  8. 8. “Clearly the person who accepts the Church as an infallible guide will believewhatever the Church teaches” St. Thomas of Aquinas,catholic theologian 1225-1274
  9. 9. “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)
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. Italy 2012 Population: 60 millionOnly 1% of Italiansclaim to beevangelicals.
  12. 12. Italy 2012 Population: 60 millionOnly 10% ofmissionaries stayfor more than oneterm.
  13. 13. UmbriaIn Umbria,88 out of 92townships arewithout a knownGospel testimony.
  14. 14. 1. PERUGIA 22. Trevi GianodellUmbria 61. Attigliano 77. Costacciaro 2. TERNI 23. CittàdellaPieve 42. Collazzone 62. 78. 3. Foligno 24. Torgiano 43. Valfabbrica CalvidellUmbria Montegabbione 4. CittàdiCastello 25. 44. Citerna 63. Giove 79. Monte Santa 5. Spoleto GualdoCattaneo 45. Castel Ritaldi 64. FrattaTodina Maria Tiberina 6. Gubbio 26. Nocera Umbra 46. Cascia 65. Allerona 80. Sellano 7. Assisi 27. Panicale 47. Castel Viscardo 66. Guardea 81. Cerretodi 28. Montefalco 67. Montecchio Spoleto 8. Bastia Umbra 48. Fabro 29. Passignanosul 68. Ficulle 82. Penna in 9. Orvieto 49. Arrone Teverina10. Corciano Trasimeno 50. FossatodiVico 69. Montone 30. Montecastrilli 83. Paciano11. Narni 51. Baschi 70. Monte 31. Acquasparta CastellodiVibio 84. Preci12. Marsciano 52. 85. Monteleonedi13. Todi 32. Bevagna AviglianoUmbro 71. MonteleonedOrvie Spoleto14. Umbertide 33. Stroncone 53. to 86.15. GualdoTadino 34. Norcia CampellosulClitunn LiscianoNiccone 35. San Gemini o 72. Lugnano in16. Castiglione del Teverina 87. ParranoLago 36. Bettona 54. Sigillo 73. Alviano 88.17. Magione 37. Cannara 55. San Venanzo SantAnatoliadiNar 56. Pietralunga 74.18. Amelia 38. Massa Martana ScheggiaePascelup co19. San Giustino 39. Tuorosul 57. Castel Giorgio o 89. Scheggino20. Deruta Trasimeno 58. Otricoli 75. Valtopina 90. VallodiNera21. Spello 40. Piegaro 59. Ferentillo 76. Montefranco 91. Polino
  15. 15. Cristina
  16. 16. How can we reach the people of Italy in places like where Cristina lives?
  17. 17. 1. Faithfulness over time
  18. 18. Claudio
  19. 19. Centro Evangelico Battista Then Now
  20. 20. 2. Our Ministries
  21. 21. Prayer Ministry
  22. 22. Worship Ministry
  23. 23. Youth Ministry
  24. 24. Discipleship
  25. 25. Baptisms
  26. 26. Theological Training
  27. 27. 3. Other Key Ministries
  28. 28. TV and Radio Ministry
  29. 29. Soccer Ministry
  30. 30. Men’s Ministry
  31. 31. 4. Indigenization
  32. 32. LucioStanisci,our first Italian Pastor
  33. 33. 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
  34. 34. 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
  35. 35. What can I do?Prayer: Adopt an unreached Umbrian township!
  36. 36. 1. PERUGIA 22. Trevi GianodellUmbria 61. Attigliano 77. Costacciaro 2. TERNI 23. CittàdellaPieve 42. Collazzone 62. 78. 3. Foligno 24. Torgiano 43. Valfabbrica CalvidellUmbria Montegabbione 4. CittàdiCastello 25. 44. Citerna 63. Giove 79. Monte Santa 5. Spoleto GualdoCattaneo 45. Castel Ritaldi 64. FrattaTodina Maria Tiberina 6. Gubbio 26. Nocera Umbra 46. Cascia 65. Allerona 80. Sellano 7. Assisi 27. Panicale 47. Castel Viscardo 66. Guardea 81. Cerretodi 28. Montefalco 67. Montecchio Spoleto 8. Bastia Umbra 48. Fabro 29. Passignanosul 68. Ficulle 82. Penna in 9. Orvieto 49. Arrone Teverina10. Corciano Trasimeno 50. FossatodiVico 69. Montone 30. Montecastrilli 83. Paciano11. Narni 51. Baschi 70. Monte 31. Acquasparta CastellodiVibio 84. Preci12. Marsciano 52. 85. Monteleonedi13. Todi 32. Bevagna AviglianoUmbro 71. MonteleonedOrvie Spoleto14. Umbertide 33. Stroncone 53. to 86.15. GualdoTadino 34. Norcia CampellosulClitunn LiscianoNiccone 35. San Gemini o 72. Lugnano in16. Castiglione del Teverina 87. ParranoLago 36. Bettona 54. Sigillo 73. Alviano 88.17. Magione 37. Cannara 55. San Venanzo SantAnatoliadiNar 56. Pietralunga 74.18. Amelia 38. Massa Martana ScheggiaePascelup co19. San Giustino 39. Tuorosul 57. Castel Giorgio o 89. Scheggino20. Deruta Trasimeno 58. Otricoli 75. Valtopina 90. VallodiNera21. Spello 40. Piegaro 59. Ferentillo 76. Montefranco 91. Polino
  37. 37. 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
  38. 38. “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
  39. 39. [14] “You are the light of the world. A city seton a hill cannot be hidden. […] [16] 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)
  40. 40. Pray for the Whitmans, Pray for Italy www.jonnywhitman.com A ministry in partnership with Baptist Mid-Missions

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