Focus on…Italy

“Let’s get one thing straight. Your Italy and our Italia are not the same thing. Italy is a soft drug peddled in predictable packages, such as hills in the sunset and olive groves. Italia, on the other hand, is a maze ... you can go round and round in circles for years.”

Joys and Struggles

We arrived in Kurdistan 10 months ago with a commitment to learning the local dialect of Kurdish and understanding the culture. This was with the aim that we might be equipped to share the good news about Jesus Christ, disciple believers and, under God’s hand, see Kurdish churches planted for his glory: churches with mature believers, reaching out with the gospel, discipling new believers and seeking to be a blessing to the wider culture.

A New Culture!

After a few years in northern Italy, we have moved ‘home’ to Sicily. Here I grew up, here my parents laboured. Palermo is the 2018 Italian ‘Capital of Culture’. And what a feast of richness in this city, capital of Sicily, with over 1 million inhabitants in the metropolitan area, defined by many as ‘the most conquered’ of world cities.

A Light Shines in Carrigtwohill

Imagine a growing town with schools, shops, industries, clubs, sports and everything else a modern town ought to have, except for one thing: a church that faithfully proclaims the gospel. Imagine a town that has in fact never had an evangelical church in it, even though it has a very long history.

Daniel Brooks

Only 0.34% of Croatia call themselves Christians - that is only 40,000 people in a country of just over 4 million.

Bosco and Heidi Bukeera

Almost all Ugandans believe God exists and 85% call themselves Christians. Yet there remains a shallow understanding of the gospel and a limited desire to pursue holiness.

Tamás Burjan

There are still many opportunities in Hungary for Gospel witness in a church-context as well as in the workplace. The way church ministry is developing is based not on one single minister but

Andy and Anca Worsop

I moved to Romania 4 years  ago because I believed God had put it in my heart to serve there as a missionary.

Kip’ and Rachel Chelashaw

Whilst most Kenyans identify themselves as Christian, many people do not fully understand the gospel or how the whole Scripture points to Christ. Many remain unchanged by the good news of Jesus Christ, and few are seeking to reach those of other religions.

Green Fields, Green Shoots

The fields of the west of Ireland are green for a reason. Clouds roll in most days from the Atlantic and if you leave the house without an umbrella, you usually regret it. Yet spiritually this region has been a desert for 150 years, with religious culture hindering people from finding a living faith in Jesus.