Christopher and Amy Yetzer2018-04-25T10:29:24-05:00

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CHRISTOPHER YETZER FAMILY

SERVING IN ITALY SINCE 2010

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Christopher Birthday 09/02
Amy Birthday 12/21
Chris & Amy Wedding Anniversary 07/01
William Birthday 12/09
Ann Birthday 09/07

My wife and I were both born and raised in Ohio. I was reared in a faithful Catholic family. A confused Catholic youth worker gave the story of Jesus’ grace to me when I was fourteen. That experience gave me a false salvation testimony that I used when I started going to a Baptist church in tenth grade with a friend. That Baptist church was the first place I heard truth clearly preached from the King James Bible. The realization that the preaching was true because of God’s Word thrilled me. I moved to Columbus and searched for a church close to where I was staying. There I discovered what standards are and began changing mine. A bus route took over my usual Saturday activities, and I found myself lingering around the church wanting to converse and be with the people of God. Upon deciding I wanted to go to Hyles-Anderson College, I received an application in the mail. The application asked me for my testimony of salvation. Conviction gripped me because I knew I was not saved. The next Sunday, on August 3, 2003, I repented of my sin and asked Jesus for His gift of eternal life.

Not only did I meet my Saviour in Columbus, but I also met my beautiful wife. She was reared in a Christian family. She and her family have always attended Baptist churches. At the age of ten, she raised her hand to be saved at a revival meeting that her church was having in August of 1993. She walked down the aisle and prayed with a lady friend in the church. Many years passed, and she became very convicted about her salvation and questioned whether or not she was saved. Then on April 4, 1999, after the Lord’s Supper, she got the reassurance of her salvation and was baptized.

We have one son and one daughter. William Allen was born on December 9, 2007, and Ann Marie was born in Italy on September 7, 2011.

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Christopher Yetzer Prayer Letter: Better Than a Cup of Coffee

Christopher Yetzer Prayer Letter:  Better Than a Cup of CoffeeIn the last couple of prayer letters, we mentioned some of the American culture that has come into Milano. The one store obviously was going to attempt to reproduce and, within just a couple months, has already opened at least three other stores. The other smaller store was more of a shock to find that they, too, had multiplied and opened another store—a desirable product mixed with good advertising. I believe that at least Starbucks didn’t come to Italy with the plan of starting just one store. I believe they planned, prepared, and intended on duplicating as much as possible.

Even though I might have only tried a Starbucks drink once (if there were any others, they weren’t anything worth remembering), I do believe that I can say without any doubt that we are offering a far superior product to theirs. Nothing can compare to the blessings of being in the family of God. Roasted coffee beans mixed with flavoring at an exorbitant price cannot come close to the value of what we get as a free gift. It is not in every case that the commodity is to blame for the lack of interest; in some cases, the advertising has failed.

A missionary once preached at our church in Milano. He took his hands and used one as a symbol of sin and the other as Christ. As he clasped his hands together, he said, “We never want to attach sin to the name of Christ!” Jesus said it this way, Bro. God’s name, and what people think of Him the second you mention it, is of absolute importance and should be one of the motivating factors which causes us to seek to live faithfully to the end. In Milano it seems, as well as I think in all of Italy, that for hundreds of years, God’s name has been attached to false teaching, politics, and manipulation. Recently while out soul winning, we walked up to a couple of young men sitting on a bench. I immediately informed them of who I was and why I was interrupting their conversation. They seemed a bit shocked and said that they had just been talking curiously, and somewhat skeptically, about prayer and God. I wanted to jump up and down, and inside I did. What a divine appointment! We pray for God to lead us to these types of people. But after spending some patient time with them explaining the Gospel, they coldly denied the gift of eternal life.

We desire to see multiplication of souls and churches in Italy. As I write this letter, we are preparing to help another missionary just south of Milano. I will be going down and spending some long days together with a couple churches from America, giving out John and Romans and helping to boost their young church. This will be followed by a meeting from Baptist Church Planting Ministry. Please pray for the effectiveness and long-term impact of both of these projects. Also pray for our family, as it seems that at least one person in our home has been sick for a majority of this year.

Missionaries to the people of Italy,

Christopher, Amy, William, AnnMarie, and Charlotte Yetzer

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