Lee and Jeannette Walti have served since 2008 in Italy and are serving as Church Planters in Chiavari Italy (35 minutes south of Genoa), with Chiesa Verità Di Grazia (means "Truth of Grace” Church) and are also associates with Italian Ministries USA, an association committed to planting churches which has recently helped start a brand new church planting arm of Acts29 called Impatto.
All five of their kids (Bethany, Hannah, Jacob, Elijah and Abigail) did initially go with them back in 2008 but, Bethany, Hannah and Jacob are all now in Florida, attending and helping serve Crosspointe Downtown Orlando (Hannah serves as our Children’s Ministry Director).
We really got to know Lee and Jeannette much better when they came back to Florida for a 3-month sabbatical from the field at which point we, as a church, made the decision to be their home church and support them in any way possible. Lee & Jeannette (and their two remaining children, Elijah and Abigail) are committed to the gospel advancing in the hearts of men and women who don’t yet know Christ.
Italy has only 1.1% evangelical Christians and of 33,500 towns and villages in Italy, 32,000 have no evangelical church, no evangelical bible study, no evangelical bookstore, no gospel witness whatsoever. In America, we have 1 evangelical church for every 5,000 people. Where Lee & Jeannette live, the average is about 1 evangelical church for every 50,000 people. So, there is a huge need!
Please join us in praying and supporting Lee and Jeannette and their family. They would love an encouraging note and they have offered an open invitation to anyone in our community to come and visit or even consider the possibility of serving with them (short term or long term). Please feel free to contact them at:
La Famiglia Walti
Corso Cristoforo Colombo 23/5
Chiavari (GE), 16043, Italia
If you feel led by the Lord to support their ministry with a financial gift, either one-time or monthly, Lee & Jeannette would be delighted as they’re solely supported by individuals and families just like us here at Crosspointe Downtown Orlando. Please contact Lee & Jeannette or you may send your gift to:
Italian Ministries USA
700 Morse Rd., Suite 100
Columbus OH 43214
Attn: Lee & Jeannette Walti