Stefano pastors the church in Budrio, near Bologna, which he and Jenny helped to plant.
Budrio is a town of about 20,000 inhabitants between Bologna and Ferrara in northern central Italy. It is the biggest town in the north-east region of the Bologna province, home to around 150,000 people.
Stefano and Jenny moved into the Budrio area in 2010 with a vision to start a church. In January 2012, they started meeting with a neighbour who asked to study the Bible. Her cleaning lady soon joined in. Late in 2012, bi-monthly Sunday afternoon meetings began in the area along with other outreach events in the community and in the schools. In December 2013, a group started to meet once a month on Sunday mornings in the café at the modern art gallery in Budrio. The work goes on and grows.
• Give thanks for this encouraging beginning, and early progress• Pray for the area around Bologna and thank God for the cooperation of a number of churches together for the Gospel