Milan Mission Update

Editor’s Note: The following is an update from Rev. Michael Brown on his work and ministry in Milan

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

I am happy to share with you that, by God’s grace, the ministry of the Word in Milan continues to flourish. God has blessed us with several new families and students. In the past six weeks, the church has been the fullest I have ever seen it, with more than seventy people worshiping on Sunday morning. I am currently preaching through Luke in our main service, and teaching on the doctrine of the church from the Belgic Confession in our catechism service.

Our midweek Bible study and prayer meeting has also seen an uptick in attendance. Several students take the metro from downtown after their classes finish. They tell me that meeting during the week for teaching and fellowship is vital for their walk with Christ. Sometimes after the meeting, we get a pizza together and extend our time of fellowship.

Another blessing is our monthly men’s group, “Uomini del patto” (“men of the covenant”). There are usually about twenty men from our church who meet to pray, sing, hear a lesson on a book we are reading, and eat together. The Lord has been blessing this fellowship of men who range from age eighteen to eighty-five. I love these brothers and am grateful for them and their love for the gospel. Above is a picture from our meeting last month.

I am also discipling two young men in preparation to make their profession of faith: Josuè and Abraham Sulcapuma. God willing, they will profess faith on April 7.

Janie, Iain, and I are well. Iain has decided to do a biochemistry degree in the States. We plan to move him into college this August. For the first time in thirty years, Janie and I will be empty nesters. We will also be across the ocean from all of our children. We appreciate your prayers!

How you can help

Making disciples of Christ in Milan is only possible with the faithful partnership of God’s people. If you want to get involved in the Great Commission in Italy, here are three ways you can help:

  1. PRAY for the church in Milan (Chiesa Riformata Filadelfia) and for Pastor Mike and his

family. Pray that the gospel will be proclaimed boldly, that people will come to know Christ, and that they will grow in their faith. Pray that more faithful churches will be planted in Italy.

  1. SHARE the news about Mission Milan. Pass on this newsletter to others and tell them about the need in Italy. For more information, visit our website:
  2. GIVE a donation of any amount. Your gift helps! You can give online at Or send a check to:

Escondido United Reformed Church 1864 N. Broadway
Escondido, CA 92026
Attn: Mission Milan

Checks should be made out to Escondido United Reformed Church. Please indicate that the support is for Mission Milan.

THANK YOU for your prayers, encouragement, and support! May the Lord continue to strengthen you by his grace to you in Christ Jesus!

Learn more about Mission Milan and read the full newsletter here.


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    Mike Brown is pastor of Chiesa Riformata Filadelfia, Milan, Italy. Prior to serving in Italy he was pastor of Christ Reformed Church, Santee, CA. He is a graduate of Westminster Seminary California, a veteran of the United States Air Force, and author of Christ and the Condition: The Covenant Theology of Samuel Petto (1624–1711) (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Reformation Heritage Books, 2012) and co-author (with Zach Keele) of Sacred Bond : Covenant Theology Explored (Grandville, MI: Reformation Fellowship, 2017).

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