Rob and Claire moved to Naples at the end of August 2019 to serve at Chiesa Evangelica Neapolis.
Naples is an extremely densely populated port city of some 4.5 million people. Nominal Catholicism and superstition are both highly prevalent, meaning gospel work is urgently needed.
For their first six months in Naples Rob is studying Italian full-time, following which he will work in a language school. Rob and Claire are both involved with the life of Chiesa Evangelica Neapolis - an Italian-speaking local church, planted by Mark and Jane Oden in 2016.
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One verse which has been a great help to us in the last four months is, ‘Many are the plans in a person’s heart but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails’ (Proverbs 19.21).
We hope this is also an encouragement to you, as it has encouraged us in the changes to our plans brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
As many of you will know, we left Naples in March 2020 because our baby is due in August and it seemed best to access UK antenatal healthcare given how the situation was developing, as well as the impact our experience of the lockdown was having on us in Naples. We have now made the deeply sad decision not to return to Naples in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic. It has been painful leaving our brothers and sisters in Christ in Naples suddenly and to see the end of our plan of reaching out with them with the gospel.
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