Santei and Amanda both felt individually called to serve in Italy before they met.
Santei comes from an Italian household and grew up in Italy for the first 8 years of his life prior to moving to the USA. The Lord saved him in college and called him back to Italy to minister to his people.
Amanda is of Italian descent and always felt drawn to the Italian culture and people. In college she studied abroad in Italy and was broken hearted over the spiritual condition of the Italian people and their lack of relationship with Jesus Christ. She felt called to return to Italy after college and bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Santei and Amanda met in Salerno, Italy in 2017 in a 2 year internship with Nuova Vita church. They fell in love and got married in 2019. During their internship they both felt a specific burden for students at the UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI SALERNO ( University of Salerno) and so upon returning they will primarily focus on that. They wish to minister to the students and connect them to Nuova Vita church.