Lottie Moon Offering and Prayer Guide
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LOTTIE MOON PRAYER GUIDE FOR INTERNATIONAL MISSIONS
Day 6: Worthys in Italy
The Worthy family recognized the importance of investing in relationships in Italian cultures. For more than 17 years, Charlie and Shannon have invested their lives and ministry in Italy as International Mission Board missionaries.
Working alongside Italian and US partners, the Worthys bring the gospel to areas of Italy with little to no evangelical witness. Whether leading a group of students, a group of Baptist state convention executives, or a church group they strategically place partnering groups in areas of Italy where the church does not exit. These partners are able to engage with people there and create relationships that impact the kingdom for eternity.
As they invest in the people around them, Charlie and Shannon come alongside local Italian church planters to further the spread of the gospel. Partnering local church planters with US groups, they have seen the gospel pierce the hearts of many Italians.
By immersing themselves fully in Italian culture, the Worthys have made connections on a deep, personal level. As they live life as an American-Italian family in Italy, the Worthy family is pushing back the darkness and bringing the hope of the gospel.
PRAY that the Worthys will continue to build strong relationships in Italy.
PRAY that many Italians will come to faith in Christ as a result of the Worthy’s witness.
PRAY that new Italian believers will gather into churches to reach the people of Italy with the gospel.