When we finished the project in Thun (the hall was demolished to make space for a new apartment building, we prayed long and hard about our future. Lisanne was pregnant with Isaac. We knew that our next move might be our last for a very long time as our kids were going to be starting school. We believe God spoke to us about Italy and could see how it would suit our life and minsitry. We spent a year back in the UK reconnecting with friends and family and helping out with our nephew who was having a really difficult time. We then moved to Italy. During this transition we lost about 80% of our support. All our Swiss supporters (from the Thun days) stopped supporting us (understandable, as they were investing indirectly in Swiss youth, and that was no longer going to be the case).We also lost the support of 3 biggest British couples (combined they gave about 50% of our support at the time (One couple retired, one couple got divorced and one couple moved location - these three changes in their life circumstance meant that, although they still believed in our work, they could no longer support us). Moving to Italy with very little support, was a big step of faith at the time. Soon after moving I received an unexpected inheritance, that covered our first year, then my work for Ivan with his house in Croatia covered the 2nd year, then the director/founder of the American online academy we worked with, covered the next years. When his support started to dry up due to the collapsing of academy (his business) I reached out to the Bern community. We were blown away by the generosity and love shown by you and others in the community and to this day about 2/3rds of our support comes through the community. It has been quite a journey...but one we have endured/enjoyed (It has been hugely challenging, but also hugely humbling, faith bundling and a beautiful blessing.