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ITALY, A COUNTRY without a shepherd.

  • -Evangelicals are 0.5-1% of the population

  • -On average 1 church every 22 cities

  • -Few biblically trained leaders

  • -Strong resistance to the Gospel

  • -Estimated 150’000 fortune-tellers 

WHY ITALY?

ITALY AND THE ISSUE OF  HUMAN TRAFFICKING:

  • There are approximately 27 million victims of human trafficking in the world today (U.S. State Dept., 2012). ITALY is one of the FIRST destinations for sex trafficking in Europe, as well as a transit country

  • There are an estimated 1 million victims of commercial sexual exploitation in Europe (UNDOC, 2012). Italy has the 3rd highest percentage of men who pay for sex (45% of men).

  • 80% of Nigerian female refugees ends up into prostitution.

  • Italy counts around 120’000 women victims of sex slavery but ONLY 2% of them are rescued!