International Ministries

57 Ones of You!

August 25, 2010 Journal
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57 Ones of You!
Thank you!  We are up to 57 “Ones” of you who, with Jim and me, financially support our mission work with immigrants and trafficking victims used in prostitution in Italy on a regular basis.  This is thanks to several new donors who are participating through the Extra Lift Matching Fund! 
Jim and the boys’ have returned safely to Italy, and after a few hours of fiddling with things (car, water heater, internet connection), everything is back up and running. 
We celebrated our last Sunday morning in the US together by going to hear former President Jimmy Carter teach Sunday School at the church he and his wife Rosalyn attend in Plains, GA.  It was a great inspiration to hear this servant of God teach about the need for reconciliation between us and our brothers and sisters, as in the story of Jacob and Esau, the need for reconciliation between nations, and God’s work of reconciliation in sending Jesus. 
Given that Mr. Carter at 80+ continues to fulfill his calling to make a difference in the world, I think we can all follow his example.  And, we will complain less about our time “on the road” (mine in the US and Jim and the boys recovering from jetlag with the 6-hour time difference), since I heard on the radio Jimmy Carter is in North Korea today! 
We invite you to help us with an Extra Lift if you haven’t done so!  The form is attached, or you can go online to give through your credit card.  Bank account deduction forms are available.
 Email us ( or call International Ministries for one 800 ABC-3USA. 
Please pray for Emma as she awaits her Sept. 13th appointment to pick up her documents!
Each of us is one!  And, so, we will do what we can! 
Your missionaries in Italy,
Debbie, along with Jim, Luke and Ben Kelsey