I wanted to let you know that my daughter Victoria and her husband Dany Ferrara are returning to the mission field soon. We love their hearts to serve the Lord and we ask that you pray for them as they desire to do God's will for their lives. If you would like to support them financially as well, you can go to their GoFundMe page HERE.
May God be glorified!
Here is there letter to everyone:
by God's grace Victoria (my wife) and I are able to go back on the mission field once more, and we couldn't be more excited.
We are going back to Austria! Whoohoo!
We will be spending 4 and a half months at the Calvary Chapel Conference Center, also known as "The Castle".
Why "The Castle" you ask? Glad you asked. Well, because it's a 100+ years old actual Castle. Here is a photo:
Believe us, we know, It's gorgeous.
Anyway, We will be serving God's people in very practical ways, as well as helping youth that will come to serve for the summer grow closer to God and guide them through practical serving.
Our desire is to see souls saved, lives changed, relationships restored once more.
If you have known us for even the smallest of time, you have probably heard us talk about Austria. I (Dany) lived there for about 4 years in the past. Victoria has also lived there for about 6 months just before we moved to the United States and got married. And now after much prayer, God has open a door for us to go back and rejoin the team at The Castle.
This is our first step to test the waters once more. Full time ministry has always been in our hearts and we have always prayed that God would allow us, according to His will, to be back in mission field.
First, we ask that you would support us in prayer as we step out in faith. Pray that God would guide and lead us, that He would reveal to us more of Himself, and teach us. Pray that we will be attentive to His voice and understand our next step.
Second, we ask that you would prayerfully consider to support us financially. The money that will be raised here will go towards our travel expense, which are our flights getting there and coming back, expenses we will have while we are in Italy getting Victoria's visa, and other expenses that we will need to cover while we are there, like our heath insurance, etc. etc.
We know that there is power in prayer, and we are so thankful that you will be praying for us. And we are beyond grateful that you will help us financially.
From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU!
Here a few verses that God gave us:
"A man’s heart plans his way,
But the Lord directs his steps." - Proverbs 16:9
"You will show me the path of life;
In Your presence is fullness of joy;
At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore." - Psalm 16:11
"Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us." - Ephesians 3:20
If you're wondering... YES, we are going to miss them like crazy! I myself have had to wrestle with the Lord over letting my kids "go" and I imagine it's not easy for any parent. I'm in that "middle life" that Sheila Atchley is talking about in our retreat this fall (if you don't know what I'm talking about, check out the last blog post...) and I am in NEED of some WORDS to calm my heart. I know they are only ours for a time... but why does that time have to go by so fast? With two out of the house now and one entering High School in the Fall it is a pretty quiet house. But I am so blessed by our children and what the Lord is doing through their lives. It's what we as parents are called to do... train them up in the way that they should GO...
You can go see there GoFundMe Page here.