Like much of southern Europe, Italy is mainly unreached with the Gospel, with numerous towns and cities lacking any Biblical witness. Most Italians would consider themselves Roman Catholic,
but are increasingly disillusioned with the Church. It is estimated that only 0.8% of the population is evangelical in the broadest sense, and congregations lack trained, funded and mature leaders. Coram Deo Ministries was formed in 2007 with a vision to take the Gospel to the Italian people.
Preaching is central in this vision, a commitment to proclaim the historic Christian faith and to plant churches in areas of Italy where at present no Gospel witness exists. The founder of CDM, Andrea Artioli, returned to Mantova after his studies at London Theological Seminary to establish a publishing house.
He knew that his country did not possess the range of theological books that was available in the UK and so began a work of translating books from English to Italian, by some of the leading
Christian authors. It is so important for the Italian churches to have in their native tongue the wealth of evangelical literature found in the English speaking world.
Source: Evangelical Movement of Wales
BIBLE STUDY: Romans 1:8-15
PRAISE God there is a gradual building up of the Italian churches.
PRAY God’s mercy on the Italy.