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3W-Ohio CHOG Partnership

INVESTING IN ITALY AND THE REGION

 

The State of Ohio Mission Team is thrilled to announce our partnership with the Three Worlds (3W) Europe/Middle East team of Global Strategy of the Church of God, to invest in the Church of God in Arco, Italy! Would you join us in investing in the work that God is doing in the Arco congregation? We are looking for 27 giving units (churches, individuals or groups) who are ready to partner for the next two years to assist in the work of the Arco Church of God, by giving $100 per month. This investment of $100 per month would cover adequate resources to pay the rent for the Arco pastors, Nicola and Berta Lovaglio, support the move toward the establishment of Trentino Alto Adige Ministry Center (a Christian community youth center), and would support the development of Arco as a hub of youth ministry training for the Church of God in the Europe and Middle East region.

The Church of God in Italy has existed for more than forty years. It was started by Franco and Bea Santonocito, Italians living in Egypt, who answered the call to reach Italy. The mother-church was established in Rome (Ostia), and at times there were up to five congregations in Italy. Over the years, they all closed except for the mother-church. In 2010, a new effort to grow the Church of God began in Arco, Italy. This congregation has not only survived, but has grown in a very difficult part of Europe for Evangelical Christianity.

In addition, a second church plant has been started in Treviso, Northern Italy! Marcos’ brother, Nicola, Jr., has committed to pastoring this Church of God plant allowing each church to have a dedicated pastor!

$100 per month would cover adequate resources to pay the rent for the Arco pastors, Nicola and Berta Lovaglio, support the move toward the establishment of Trentino Alto Adige Ministry Center (a Christian community youth center), and would support the development of Arco as a hub of youth ministry training for the Church of God in the Europe and Middle East region.
$100 a month for the next two years will allow the Lovaglios, the Santonocitos, and the 3W team the opportunity to focus on their call to the ministry that God is doing in Arco, and will help ensure the development of a sustainable ministry there.
If God is calling you or your church group to invest in God’s work in Arco, we need your pledge card payable by the 15th of the month.

 

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Associate Pastor Marcos Lovaglio and worship team leading worship at new church site in Arco, Italy

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Pastors Nicoa and Berta Lovaglio with missionary Christy Kihm

 

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