Hi I’m Signora Sheila,
Author of this blog and missionary with my husband, Signor Mario. For the past 40 years we have had the honor and privilege of serving many people as pastors and mentors, helping them grow in Christ and have a more inimate relationship with him.
In all our years of walking with God he has been constantly faithful, despite our many faults and failings. For He looks beyond our defects and failures – to see all that we can become in him.
Neither our past nor our present need define us. We can learn from them and press on to become more Christlike. We can step into the good plans He has for us, and flourish in them. Together let’s discover all that he has for us as we learn to glorify him in our daily lives!
Upon coming to know Christ, we felt burdened to bring God’s Good News to my husband’s people. So with our two children we returned to his Italian homeland in May of 1989. By God’s grace we’ve been serving here ever since.
We embarked with little. Eight suitcases bulging with clothing, school books, and 8 teddy bears. No support base, income, or property, and little money. But we knew that we have a great and awesome God!
We’ve moved over 50 times, mostly in Italy, going wherever we could serve. We’ve “enjoyed” some pretty strange dwellings. A tent, a tarantula-infested camper (shudder), and a remodeled chicken coop that was so cozy the chickens kept returning!
We’ve gone without many things, been abundantly blessed, and learned countless lessons on our journey. Especially that God is gracious and faithful every step of the way!
Years of missionary life have taught us that life’s most valuable lessons often come through life’s hardest challenges and most difficult trials. Those times in life when joy and peace vanish, and all hope fades away.
But it’s in those moments that we see God’s strength and faithfulness in a deeper way. We discover that he’s a tender Father who longs to turn our mourning into dancing. And transform our shattered dreams into abundant blessings – even in the midst of deep pain and sorrow.
Thank you for visiting! We’re privileged to share with you, and we are honored by your presence here.