Three days of leadership gatherings in Rome, Italy showed that this historically significant city is a center for apostolic expansion in the nation. Apostles Roberto & Beatriz Martins of the international MIR12 network hosted ECAL Convenor Jan-Aage Torp in their home city.Jan-Aage Torp with Beatriz & Roberto Martins
- I have been amazed to see how leaders from a wide array of pentecostal, evangelical networks are eager to join hearts and forces under the umbrella of European Coalition of Apostolic Leaders, says ECAL Convenor Jan-Aage Torp.
- We already had altogether five ECAL members in Bari, Roma and Verona, and the spiritual thrub of Italy seems to be Rome. Roberto & Beatriz, aided by young pastor Marcus Garcia, did a terrific job of gathering significant apostolic leaders for a two days ECAL summit at a central hotel. I was impressed! They also opened up the doors for me to minister in Italian churches, which gave me a more in-depth look at the situation, says Jan-Aage.
- When I spent three hours touring Vatican City, I also started to fathom the spiritual challenges that are set before us, reflects Jan-Aage.
Beatriz Martins underscored that her participation at Peter Wagner´s 2005 spiritual warfare event in Rome had been a spiritual eye-opener for her.
- I was happy that ECAL member Saverio Corsini came up to Rome from Bari to spend time with us. We look forward to work with him in Southern Italia in the future, says Jan-Aage Torp.
- I have asked Roberto & Beatriz Martins to assist me with the steady establishment of relationships among apostolic leaders all over Italy, and they have big servant hearts. After our time together in Rome last week, Roberto and other Rome leaders have met with key apostolic leaders in Sicily. I am thrilled! exclaims the ECAL Convenor.
- We will not rush to establish a formalized apostolic coalition in Italia. We are laying solid foundations!