Mario & Sheila were saved together under the ministry of James Langley, Greeley Colorado
They moved to Italy with their children Anne and Vincenzo (Enzo) after being ordained by Arthur Clemens & Leonard Fox.
Found the Scorziellos in various parts of Italy involved in street evangelism, service in crisis/drug rehab centers, church planting, & pastoring. Towards the end of that period their children moved to the USA.
They were years full of change, learning much about Italy, its people & ways, and falling irreversibly in love with the country and its people!
1997 The Scorziellos came under the wing of Pastors Tony & Kathy Peaks, OPEN DOOR CHURCH in Suffolk Virginia, with the official title of Mission Italia.
The Scorziellos pastored “Chiesa Gesù Parola di Vita” (Jesus, Word of Life Church) in Sassuolo (near Bologna) which they still oversee, having left it under the able leadership of a national pastor.
After the Lord placed a burden on their hearts for the internal regions that have little or no gospel witness, Mario & Sheila moved to the Abruzzo region, following the doors that the Lord opened for them, believing that He will also open the hearts of the people! They continue to oversee the Sassuolo church and Chiesa Ekklesia, in Fondi (Latina), which they helped found.
It must be a sign of growing older, for much of their ministry now involves ‘shepherding other shepherds’. There is a great need for father figures in the Italian church, and in society as well. Please pray that the Lord will help them impart wisdom and encouragement.
Eric & Anne Dye became collaborators of Mission Italia after moving here with their four children. They are currently engaged in cultural-adaptation and language-learning.