I’m Signora Sheila.
Happily married 44 years, mom, and nonna. My husband and I have served as bi-vocational missionaries in Italy since 1989.

We live in a tiny house in a small town between Abruzzo’s snow-capped mountains and the Adriatic sea. Surrounded by rolling green hills with olive groves and vineyards all around! And we have been blessed beyond measure with a second home. Learn about it here.

About My Cammino

I have come home at last! This is my real country! This is the land I’ve been looking for all my life.

The Last Battle – CS Lewis

A Cammino is a journey. A life journey and a spiritual one – for all of life is spiritual. The question is whether we’re going forward or backward. My Cammino is where I explore new paths and learn new lessons. Trying to grow in all areas of life, but especially my spiritual walk – ever striving to go further up and further in Christ.

Our Story

We set out with basically nothing. Just two kids and eight suitcases. No support base, no income or money in the bank, no property or assets, and very little cash.

We’ve moved over 50 times, north to south and east to west, mostly in Italy. And lived in some pretty strange dwellings – a tent, a tarantula-infested camper (shudder), and an old chicken coop that was so cozy the chickens kept returning! We’ve gone without, been abundantly blessed, and learned countless lessons along the way. But have most of all have discovered that God has been, and continues to be, good and faithful every step of the way!

Thanks for your visit – and I hope you’ll join me in going further up and further in with the Lord!

* I subscribe to the three basic Christian creeds and the Lausanne Covenant. These basic creeds – the Apostle’s, The Nicene, and the Athanasian Creeds – were adopted by the worldwide church centuries ago because they summarize the most important tenets of Christian faith.