January 15, 2014

December 2013

ImageDear Beloved in Christ,

Another year is almost gone, but we are not gone and God is not certainly gone anywhere! …Praise His Holy Name!

I wanted to thank you first of all for praying for our daughter and for our family, during this attack of the enemy on our daughter. She is feeling much better and reassured that God is in control and that very soon she can come back home, and recover from this bad experience, of marrying the wrong man. After ten years of marriage and a child almost ten years, he decided that he wanted his freedom back!

So, with God’s help, by February first she should be free to legally come back home with her son and be with us. …Unfortunately, for one or two who get saved in a wrong marriage, hundreds will turn bad and there are many consequences to pay.Image

At this point my wife Anna is there with her, to make her fill more secure, since her father in-law threaten to kill her if she lives the place.

I also want to thank you for your prayers for me while I was traveling in the US, with the many miles traveled and thank God nothing bad has happened and God has watched over me all the way. …Praise God!

On this trip I was able to see some of the churches which we already knew and to minister to them, but I also wanted to get to know new churches, to start a relationship with them and to share with them or at least with the Pastor and the Mission’s Board, of the reality of the spiritual condition of Italy.

ImageMany were amazed to hear about the little percentage of Born Again believers in Italy, but as the Lord allowed me, I was also able to speak about the condition of the Church today, in view of the soon return of the Lord, or at least His coming over the clouds to get the Church.

I was greatly blessed for a sudden invitation to speak at the A/G International Fellowship Conference in Norwalk, CT. Pastor Dan Mariano asked me if I could go and speak.

I also spoke in NJ twice, at Nutley Abundant Life, where Bishop Peter Bruno is Pastor, and at Whippany Abundant Life, where Joe Arminio is Pastor. Other churches where I spoke or shared, were: Spirit of Life Church, in Decatur, IL; Faith Temple Church, in Birmingham, AL;

Heritage Christian Center, in Hueytown, AL; and New Life in Christ Church, Foley, AL. Many were also the friends I was able to seeImage again and also those I was able to see for the first time. …I want to thank all of them, for their kindness and for their encouragement to me.

One of the great moments of course was to see our youngest grand-daughter Amelia, born from Dan and Jacque Aureli, and all the other sons, daughters in-law and grand-children, in the Boston MA area. I am thankful to God for granting me that time.

As for the Italian situation and ministries, we are organizing our Spring-Summer evangelistic outreaches, of course inviting short mission groups from churches, but mostly doing outreaches and preaching the Gospel in the streets and in the main squares of the surrounding towns.

ImageWe want to continue with our Bill-board and Posters, and also need to print more Gospel literature (Salvation Tracts), which are not too long, because as I have said it other times, the Italian people don’t like to read much! :-)

I don’t remember if I had mentioned to you the situation in the building where we live, but it seems that the “raid” from the Police a few weeks ago has only left our cellar doors all broken, by the Police Craw bars, but the selling of drugs is still on! So, we are praying that God will provide us the money at least to restructure at least one apartment in the old Family house (my In-Law’s old house), so we can move there where we can be more peaceful.

Our Fellowship meetings is going ahead. On Nov. the 23rd we had a general meeting at the Hotel and we were greatly blessed.

The one thing I would like you to pray for, it’s a problem we had in our church’s parking lot. In one of those very rainy days, while I was traveling in the States, we had a land-slide, which took a good part of our soil and rocks on the street below, causing so much hardship Imageto the people. So, now we need to build a concrete wall to hold that land, but we need to do it according to the City Rules, and that will cost us between Five and Ten Thousand Dollars! For this reason and project, I wanted to ask all our friends to pray and to see if the Lord would want you to donate for this project, and fix our parking lot.

Thank you so much for your great love for us, to those who have been supporting our ministry for years and to those who are starting now, but even to those who were not able to support us financially, but you prayed for us and for our ministry, the Lord is a witness of your actions doneImagetowards our ministry, and we all know that He will not forget what you have done or are doing for the Kingdom of God in Italy.

Finally Brethren, we want to wish you a very Happy and blessed Christmas, and a very Happy New year with many blessings from our Heavenly Father.

We love you all and we pray for God’s blessing upon you and your loved ones.

With much love in Christ,

Your missionaries, Abel Aureli and family

May 2013 Newsletter

October 24, 2013

Dear Beloved in Christ Jesus,

Greetings and blessings from the province of Frosinone, Italy.

We are glad to report that finally Spring has made it’s way in and the weather is more like the one which allows us to start our evangelistic outreaches again. 

We are all well and much is going on in our family in the preparation for Joshua (our son) wedding with Alessandra, which will be (God willing), on July 13th

A few weeks ago we had the blessing of having a couple from Grand Junction, CO. Ben and April Amrine, who sense the calling of God on their lives to come and minister with us, or to start a new work in a different area, but we had a wonderful 10 days together and we were able to have an outreach by walking around in the city with Gospel literature distribution, and then in the evening we continued in different areas of the city. Unfortunately we did not take any pictures of that. 

We want to pray that God will give them the assurance that it’s Him who is really calling them and that by knowing the true situation in Italy, people start to ask the Lord of the harvest to send labourers in His field. 

To this regard, and to make aware our American Brethren of the true spiritual condition of Italy, which it’s not a Christian nation, we are making a campaign by letter to as many churches as possible, to let them know that out of 59,000,000 people living in Italy, only 236,000 of them can claim to be born again believers! Dear brother and sisters, this is a tragedy! Lately we hardly hear about new missionaries coming to Italy. And some of them come only for a term and then they don’t come back. Italians are very Jealous about their Culture, and if people come here wanting to start replicas of American Churches, they are not well accepted. 

Yet, since many believe that Italy is a Christian nation, they don’t even pray the Lord of harvest to send labourers in the Italian Mission Field! How can they pray unless they know the needs? So, while we are reaching unsaved people in Italy, we also want to reach “saved” people in the US, and encourage them to pray the Lord of Harvest to send labourers and also to help us financially, to reach new communities with the saving message of the Gospel. So far we have sent letters to the states of GA, AZ, and all the states in the New England region, from CT to ME. Unfortunately, our budget is very small, so we had to stop the mailings. So we ask that you will pray for us and if anyone feels lead to help us reach churches in their own states, it would be a blessing to us. 

Two weeks ago we had the blessing to see a new family come to the Lord. A couple with two children. She (the wife) ended up on my website and seeing that we were in the city of Frosinone, and they live just 15 miles from us, she wanted to find out more about us, so she translated my English testimony into Italian. As she read that, she got touched and she thought that this was exactly what she needed but she didn’t know how to look for it! So she first sent me a message, but then she called me on the phone because they wanted to meet me. So that was Wednesday April 17th. We met and then they started coming from the next day for prayer meeting, and  they have been attending church every time. They are full of zeal for the Lord, to the point that they are causing jealousy among other believers and more of them are now coming to the prayer meetings! …Praise the Lord.

I like to also share about a ministry to Africa, and especially in Malawi, where a Pastor who has been encouraged by our Bible Studies which I sent them, this is what he reports: “Dear Brother Abele. We humbly ask you for your prayers because of the growth of the church I have divided  the believes into groups called ICC (International Christian Center) Spiritual warriors. Why have we done this? We have found that new believers are born every day. And some are ahead  in these Bible lessons. And this has made us to put them in groups. Continue teaching those who are ahead and start again with the new. And have set up days for this. in addition  5 girl sent to attach the ministry but failed but instead thy met God the miracle worker and be delivered .Through your teachings the ministry has become the threat to the devil. Do not forget us in prayers.

I.C.C Malawi to the glory of God. …Your son in Christ, Gilbert”…(They are in need for 20 large Print Bibles in their language, which cost about $10.00 Each.) 

Over and above the areas of needs we have already mentioned, we ask that you will pray for our son’s wedding. It was not the best time for this expenses, because he lost his job just before Christmas, but he needed to get married, so we are supposed to carry the weight for the restaurant, for about 200 guests, plus other expenses. And we don’t have this money, so please pray for us and if you can help, do as the Lord will lead you. 

At the same time, Anna was losing five of her teeth and she needed to get a teeth job done fast before the wedding, a job which cost 4,000.00 Euro, which is about $ 5,200.00. …As you can see, we are under attack from the enemy, and finances is the area where the enemy is attacking us the most, but we got news that our God is still on the Throne, and He still owns all the treasures of the world! So we trust in Him and in His faithfulness, but we also trust in your love and in your care for us and for the unsaved people in Italy.

Blessings and much love in Christ,                                                            

Abel, Anna and Joshua Aureli 

April 2013 Newsletter

April 8, 2013

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Operation Italy – December 2012 Newsletter

December 23, 2012

Abel and AnnaDear Beloved in Christ Jesus,

Greetings and blessings from Frosinone, Italy.

I got back to Italy on November 13th, and I want to thank God and everyone of you who prayed for me during these two months of traveling in the States.

Most of my time was spent in the MA area, where four of our sons and seven grand-children live. Unfortunately, in the past I spent very little time with them, due to the need to travel among churches to raise our prayer and financial support.

I took time to visit churches and friends in NJ and then I went to visit two churches in Phoenix and Mesa, AZ. Unfortunately, although “thank God”, the storm Sandy didn’t do any damage in the Boston area, yet for fear of the storm they closed the Logan Airport, so coming back from Phoenix, I was stuck in Chicago for two extra days. Yet, God granted me to witness and minister to many people, both at the airport and during the flights.

One of the greatest blessings I experienced, apart from seeing our friends and the supporting churches, it was getting to know a new church in Mesa AZ. A beautiful church of about 250-300 people who showed so much love and interest in helping us reach and minister the many unsaved people in Italy. It also was a great blessing to visit again this other small church in Phoenix, who has been supporting us for many years, but because of the distance, I don’t get to see them often enough.

I want to ask you to please pray for all our supporters, but especially for these small churches and their leaders, as they are struggling to cover the expenses, to keep their churches open. I am not going to mention their names, but God knows who they are.

I was also able to meet with three new Pastors in the MA area, which God willing I will be visiting next year. Unfortunately, not enough church leaders know the reality of the spiritual condition of Italy, and the fact that only 04% (236,000) out of 59 Million people, can claim to be Born Again believers! I wander if there’s a Christian magazine or newspaper which would put this news out.

I wanted to ask you if you would help us put an article or even a printed photo which I would send you, on these Christian or even local and secular newspapers which are delivered free to churches, all over the USA. If you can help us, please let me know and I will send you a printing and a Photo of the printing which could be published.

As for our ministry, we are in the process of organizing outreaches and other ways to reach the unsaved people in this province. Right now I am in hanging three of those big panels 20 x 10 feet each in the city of Frosinone. Also, although you can’t speak Italian, yet we are still welcoming church’s small groups, who can help us either with Plays and Dramas, but also in handing out of Gospel literature. This of course needs to be done between the second half of March to the end of August.
An engineer is preparing the blue-print to restore our old in-laws house in the town of Boville Ernica, but we need a mortgage which the banks here won’t give to us, because we are too old and we don’t make enough money, but if there are churches and individuals who could help us, either with a loan from the US or with donations, we would like to eventually go to live in that house and use the apartment in Frosinone, which it’s more central and closer to the train station, for visitors who come to help us in the ministry! We don’t have a precise estimate yet, but the whole thing could come to about $100,000.00.

The cost for ten people for ten days in a hotel, plus the cost for the restaurants, would come to at least 10 to 12 thousand dollars. So if you can add that for two or three times which your team comes here, it would be well worth a donation for $10,000.00 from your church. Please pray about it and let’s see what the Lord is enabling us to do.

Just before I left Italy for the US, a man who had not been to church for over ten years, since the church split we had, finally came back to church. Then while in the States, my wife told me that he had to be rushed to the hospital for some serious issues, and so, I called him to the hospital. I prayed for him and told him that the next morning (Sunday), I was going to visit a church and I would have asked that church to pray for him.

In the meantime, after church in Italy, my wife and other brothers and sisters from our church went to visit him in the hospital, and found him “well”, totally healed and in tears for the joy and the presence of God. The next day he was dismissed from the hospital. …Praise God! Now, the enemy is attacking this family, because one of their sons is MerryXMAS1being operated on today in a Rome hospital, and we are trusting God to heal him before the surgeons get to touch him or that God will lead the surgeon’s hands, that everything will go well and they can have victory over the enemy!

At this time we would like to wish you a very spiritually important and Merry Christmas, and a very Happy New Year.

We love you and pray that God’s blessings be upon you, your loved ones and your churches and ministries. We want to thank you so much for your love and for your care for us and for our ministry, and we pray and trust God that many souls will come to salvation and to the Kingdom of God, through our physical and spiritual effort and through your prayers and financial support.

With much love in Christ Jesus, together in God’s Field,

Your missionaries: Abel Aureli and family


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