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Italy: The Forgotten People
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3 Years running
Why are we going? Because a child born in China is 5 times more likely to become a Christian than a child born in Italy. Because even the Catholic Church has declared Italy and mission field. Because Italians claim to be Catholics but actually only ...

Why are we going?

Because a child born in China is 5 times more likely to become a Christian than a child born in Italy.

Because even the Catholic Church has declared Italy and mission field.

Because Italians claim to be Catholics but actually only 5% practice the religion.The rest are agnostic.

Because there are more Muslims (37%) than any other faith in Italy and less than 2% Christians.

Because the Bible is not read and Jesus is considered one of five "pray to" Saints... and He is #5!

Because only 1 in 9 missionaries ever return.

In 2013, My husband and I were blessed beyond measure and words to go on a Mission trip to Italy.  THIS TRIP CHANGED OUR LIVES!  We attend a wonderful church that is very mission minded with people who work hard to provide mission opportunities to many different places at many different times.  We knew as a family, that God had intended for us to do missions, but we had met several obstacles and had taken a step back to gain perspective on what our role would be for missions.  This is when God moved in a HUGE way to provided us the opportunity to go to Italy.  

When a good friend told us the stats above, God spoke to both my husband and myself and we knew this trip was for us.  We decided in March that we would go in June.  

In 2012, I left my good state job to take care of my Mother who has ALS and our youngest son who had been sick for about a year without finding the cause.  Needless to say we were not prepared to go... We didn't have that amount of money lying around, My husbands passport was expiring that year and mine had the wrong name on it, we didn't have flights, let alone babysitters for our three boys.  

Our didn'ts outweighed our dids! We stepped out in faith, knowing it was God's will for us to go and He would provide... and he did! In a HUGE way.  

This year we feel God is calling us back to the place that feels like HOME.  We know that someday we will be there as a family... long term, but for now we are to be a short term support to those who are battling now.  We worked during the day as laborers on ranches and farms and in the evenings we did puppet shoes for the children and provided them with crafts about how and why God loves them and their parents. We worked on building relationships that have continued to grow and spread through the small villages of Tuscany.

We will be going again in June and we are needing YOUR help to get there. If you feel God leading you to donate to our fund please do so.  We also covet your prayers and your sharing of our story.  

 I am also making and selling knitted items to help fund this trip.

The big items we need at this time are:

Plane Tickets

Craft supplies

If you would also like to learn more about our continued endeavors in Italy or how to help provide a way for someone else to go on this trip... Please contact me at mountaingirlcards@me.com. You can also read more about how it all startedHERE

Please share our need as we Share the love of God with others!

In His love

Travis and Amanda Haun

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Knitted Hats and other items
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