Missions Mobilization Memo – April 2013
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Missions Mobilization Memo – April 2013

Italy-Flag-32Italian Theological Academy


ITA serves the local Italian evangelical Church within a nation steeped in spiritual apathy and false teaching. Historically, the Reformation never gained a foothold in this country. Less than one percent of the population is protestant, and most of them have descended into liberalism. Even Mormons and Jehovah’s Witnesses outnumber evangelicals, and the largest Muslim Mosque in the west was recently built in Rome.

Most sound evangelical churches are led by pastors who must also work secular jobs, and many of them have no formal biblical training. The Italian Theological Academy seeks to be used by God to instruct these men in expository preaching, show them how to interpret Scripture, and give them the study tools necessary to preach the Word and to reach out to their communities with power, purity and integrity.

At the end of April, ITA will be hosting a crucial Bible conference. Dr. Rick Holland, Pastor Carey Hardy, Pastor Lucio Stanisci, and Pastor Johnny Gravino will be speaking on the theme of “Pastors and Preaching.” Nearly 150 pastors and their wives from all over Italy are expected to attend.

ITA needs to raise $10,000 for the conference and $3,000 to publish and distribute to the pastors a recently completed Italian translation of Dr. John MacArthur’s book Slave.

Any funds given towards this need during April will be matched by a generous TMAI donor (up to $5,000).


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Memo Line: Italy Matching Grant