jim & margie stewart
Ministry: CC Padova
Location: Padova, Italy
Info: Padova is located in the northeast region of Italy, called Veneto. Just 25 miles west of Venice, the city boasts of its renowned ancient University of Padova, and men like Galileo, Copernicus, and Dante. The Basilica of St. Anthony and Scrovegni Chapel, are famous tourist attractions, and yet the city proper of 230,000, remains very Italian and very small town like. It is surrounded by several urban and rural communities that make for a total of 1 million people in the Province of Padova. Their vision is for church growth through new believers from their beautiful city of Padova. They minister through student outreach, a weekly program schedule with Bible studies, by hosting special events, and through personal relationships. Jim also teaches at CCBC Italy and Margie ministers to refugee women.
About: Jim's call to preach the Word of God came in 1978, after he received Christ. For 24 years, he worked in the sheet metal trade as God prepared him. In the mid 90's, numerous doors of ministry opened for Jim and Margie at CC Vista (located in San Diego, California), that finally led to their call to the mission field in July of 2001, to pastor CC Baja, Hungary. A little more than 7 years later, in September 2008, CC Baja was turned over to the Hungarian leadership God had raised up and the Stewarts began a new venture of faith by planting CC Padova, Italy.
• Growth of the church: foreign students, refugees & Italians
• Opportunities to share the Gospel through evangelism, outreach & personal ministry
• God to provide co-laborers to join them in prayer & support