"We never considered ourselves to be church planters, or even missionaries, just obedient to God's call."

The Everetts Blog

Along the Path

I have recently been thinking about the difficulty of the task before us. Living in Italy has not been difficult. I can think of a ton of places around the world that would be drastically more difficult to live in. Building relationship with people in Trieste has not been difficult. We have been amazed at [...]

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Normal Life…Again

It is normal that life goes on. Where it is going can either be answered by 1) where my circumstances, all the things of this world and my feelings, are dictating or 2) where my Father is leading, according to His purposes and ways of life. I get it, the normalcy of life pushes me [...]

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Summer steps (& stumbles) towards gratitude…

Here we are at the end of July, summer is in full swing, and yet I feel as if I still don’t have my footing. The terrain of summer has been difficult for me to navigate through. I have this underlying feeling that I am not walking in wisdom. What does that mean? I guess, [...]

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Church Planting is Normal Life

I think a lot of us (myself included) read books about church planting and hear stories of people moving near and far to plant churches, and we imagine a kind of fairytale version of what church planting is like. For sure planting a church is on the front lines of God’s mission. It’s is surely [...]

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My Favorite Easter

This past Sunday my family celebrated our first Easter in Italy. It really was one of my favorite Easters that I can ever remember. It was a day full of worship, joy, tears, laughter, food, family, service, rest and play. So many things that I love packed in to one day. To begin with my [...]

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Beautiful things!

  Beautiful things, the way God redeems and makes all things new, how He brings beauty out of chaos, peace in uncertainty… These are some of my favorite ways in which I see God at work in my life and the world around me! He takes the broken and He restores. Restoration and seeing the [...]

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Merry, Merry Pictures

Hope that you all had a very Merry Christmas. We had a very exciting first Christmas here in Trieste. Our Church’s Christmas celebration service went well. Not as many people came as we had hoped, but we believe that God had each person there for a reason. The space was amazing, as you can see [...]

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Thanks Giving

Thanksgiving has always been one of our family’s favorite holidays. We love getting together with family and friends to celebrate all that we have to be thankful for. For our family it has also served as the official start of the Christmas season. Living in Italy this Thanksgiving is putting a new spin on the [...]

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NOtHINg is predictable!

When I think about the time we have spent here in Trieste it is almost unbelievable that we have lived abroad for nearly 3 months now. In some ways it feels we have been away from “home” for much longer but in the same breathe I can truly say time has flown by. Life over [...]

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PC3 Mission Team in Trieste!

Well, after a few weeks to recover we are excited to share about the recent short-term mission team that came to Trieste, Italy! A group of 9 people from Port City Community Church came to spend a week with us. The mission was primarily focused on supporting and encouraging our team here in Trieste. We also [...]

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