When I first wrote about us going back to Italy I promised to answer some questions at some point. Some point has arrived. Here are answers to some of the questions we have been asked and some that we know will be coming.
Where are you going and where is it? We are headed to Salerno, which is about 30 minutes south of Naples.
Why are you going back? If you are a follower of Jesus, then you are sent to someone. For us, that someone is Italians. Our question for you is to whom are you sent? Is it your co-workers, your neighbors, the people in the apartment complex down the street, college students? And what are you doing to be part of their lives?
Why don’t you want to stay and minister to people in America? See answer to the above question.
Will you be by yourselves? Nope. We will be working alongside Justin and Abbey Valiquette. They are pretty great and we can’t wait to work with them.
Do you have a sending organization? We are currently applying to go with Great Commission Ministries.
Are you being sent out by a church? REVO church is our sending church, which means they pray for us, encourage us, maintain contact, and support us financially.
How will you be paid? We will rely on monthly donor support. If you would like to support us click on the donate tab at the top of the page.
Where will you live? We don’t know yet. We will find an apartment when we get there.
What did you do with all of your things? We sold most of it. If it won’t fit in one of twelve bags, then it doesn’t get to go. We will have to furnish our apartment when we get there from top to bottom.
What will you do about the kids schooling? We will send them to public school. Going to school with Italians will help them learn the language, make friends, and acclimate to the culture better than homeschooling. And honestly, it’s not in my DNA to homeschool.
If you have any questions not answered here, please ask! We love talking about what we will be doing.