Italy is a land of seeking hearts.

Reaching those hearts for the kingdom of God has been our mission since 1989.

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About Our Ministry

Our vision is to bring Italy’s seeking hearts into the truth and peace of Christ’s kingdom, and to disciple believers to lead lives transformed by the joy of kingdom living and for the glory of God.

Our purpose is three-fold, and it motivates everything we do:
  1. To glorify God by applying God’s principles to our everyday lives.
  2. To bring others into the kingdom by establishing bodies of believers where none exist.
  3. To disciple believers in the joy of living by biblical principles.
Mission Italia is a ministry of Open Door Church, Suffolk VA 23434 USA.
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Our Values

Our identity as a ministry is expressed mainly through 5 distinctive values. At every level, we commit to practicing these values in everything we do.

  1. Lead a lifestyle that seeks first the kingdom of God.
  2. Walk in faith established by every word of God.
  3. Develop loving relationships by honoring others more than ourselves.
  4. Establish godly families by building legacies of faith.
  5. Transform society and culture by reaching out with God’s love and grace.  

These are the values and distinctives which establish the foundation for our home, work, ministry, and lifestyle. Values which we have found lead others to say, “Tell me more about this peace and joy you have found!”

We invite you to join us on this journey of a lifetime!

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Where we Work: Our Two Bases

Our Home Base in Abruzzo

Our main home is a peaceful village, nestled in the foothills between Abruzzo’s Appenine mountains and the Adriatic seacoast, near Vasto. Abruzzo truly is beautiful, but in so many ways by-passed and forgotten — even with the Gospel of Christ. We’re here trying to make sure that the Gospel does not pass Abruzzo by! (Learn more about our villages here.)

Our Summer Base in Campania

Our summer base, Mario’s ancestral home, is near Sala Consilina in the Salerno province. In this lonely abandoned village which slowly dying off, the people feel forgotten and hopeless. This is where we spend summers and holidays, sharing God’s message of hope, to show that they are not forgotten!

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