Saturday, 10 November 2018

Greetings from Saints Bible Institute!

The holidays are upon us, and soon you’ll be going home for long conversations with your family – about your school, your future, and what you want for Christmas. Why not ask for Italy for Christmas?

For most of you, attending SBI is not much of a price difference than a regular semester at your home university. But, you’ll need a plane ticket, and travel money when you’re there … so, instead of a Walmart gift card, a new shirt, or a Walmart gift card, why not ask your family to help you have the experience of a lifetime? An investment in your future? The chance to make a difference for Christ in a nation that needs the gospel?

Not too late for Spring 2019!
The spring 2019 semester at SBI starts on February 1, 2019. There is still plenty of time to apply, select classes, make travel arrangements, and even work to make some extra money in January! Just think – you could be walking the streets of Venice in three months! If you’re interested in joining us, contact Carla Tambrino, SBI’s Director of Admissions, and we’ll help you make it happen.

OR what about next summer?

Make this the most amazing summer ever: Come to our Summer Institute at SBI, from May 24 to June 15! Take two classes for six units of credit … see Rome, Florence and Venice … have “pasta”, “pizza” and “ice cream” forever redefined! … all for only 40% of the cost of a semester abroad. Click here to apply.

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”
St. Augustine
This weekend we remember those who have served and are serving in our military.  We are Thankful for your sacrifices.   

Saturday, 20 October 2018

Dreamed of seeing this in person?

The Colosseum could hold, it is estimated, between 50,000 and 80,000 spectators, having an average audience of some 65,000.  Construction began under the emperor Vespasian in AD 72 and was completed in AD 80 under his successor and heir Titus. It is the largest amphitheatre ever built.
 You can see this in person during our Spring 2019 Session.
Don't wait! Apply now!

Grace Christian School Partnership Planning


Saints Bible Institute was pleased to host Grace Christian School's Principal (from Prince Edward Island) Jason Biech and his Wife Martina for a vision planning visit to our School campus in San Lorenzo Italy.  We are excited to see how God may be leading this new relationship. During the visit they will be planning how GCS High School Students may come to study the amazing culture, art and history that this beautiful country has to offer through a Biblical perspective.  Please pray for Mr Biech, Samuel and Justin as they pray through these possibilities.    

Thursday, 2 March 2017

That Time of Year

Well it's that time of year.  The time when as a student you are thinking about the upcoming long awaited Spring Break.  You have worked hard all winter and you are ready for a time away from the pressures of school assignments and tests.  For teachers its that brief moment where they might be able to breathe, just ever so slightly.  For some however, depending on your grade level, your mind is racing with thoughts of university decisions, vocational choices and in general what am I going to do when I graduate.  

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Our vision as Saints Bible Institute is for investing in college students through discipleship, education, and instilling a heart for missions. Saints Bible Institute offers students an opportunity to live in Italy, experience European missions first hand, and earn up to 18 hours of college credit. The Coursework offered builds a broader perspective of the cultural and spiritual past, present, and future of Italy.


  • CT 205: Christian Life Formation- Gospel in Cultural Life
  • CM 210: Cross-Cultural Missions & Evangelism 
  • FA 211: Fine Arts
  • COM 331 Intercultural Communication
  • BIB 329: Acts
  • (students choose between) HIS 212: History of Western Thought & Culture I  OR  CT 340 Contemporary Apologetics
  • (students choose between) BIB 224: New Testament Literature & Interpretation  OR  BIB 334: Gospels

 Here is what Abigal had to say about her time at SBI

"My semester at SBI has been completely life-changing. Immersing myself in Italian culture and learning how to share the Gospel in a completely different context has changed the way I look at missions and travel in general. I am so thankful for the staff at SBI and their dedication to teaching and forming us into students who seek to carry God's redemptive plan to all the world. I highly recommend anyone considering SBI to COME...God is doing great things here!" --Abigal, Spring 2017

Our prayer as a missionary family serving with Saints Bible Institute, is that God will use us to share with students and parents the about the unique opportunity available for individuals to spend a semester abroad in Italy totally immersing themselves into God's Word and strengthening their walk with Jesus.  Please pray for our family as we continue spending time building relationships with Youth Groups, Universities, High Schools, Camps and Churches.  As well please pray for our family as we continue the process of raising support to cover our ministry expenses.  We know that this could not be possible without the faithful partners in Ministry.   

Sharing Saints Bible Institute with the Awesome group from CRC Charlotetown

Sunday, 12 June 2016


As we have continued this journey of Fully Relying on God`s Provisions, we have also realized the importance of allowing God to use individuals as partners in this ministry that he has called us to.  It is to that end that we write to you, Thanking You, first and foremost for your prayer partnership but as well and equally needed your financial partnerships.  One of the things we first noticed as we became involved with the ministry of Saints Equipped to Evangelize was the amount of Homeschool families that were directly related to or impacted through the ministry components of Saint Equipped to Evangelize and Saints Bible Institute. 

Study Abroad Italy

Our prayer became that God would begin opening doors for us to share and connect with this community in a new way, which led us to becoming involved in their Annual Convention Activities.  We were excited to be able to share the ministry of Saints Equipped to Evangelize within the setting of several Homeschool Conventions.  It was exciting to see how God continued to open doors for us to share not only with the parents and teens about the opportunities for missions trips and Saints Bible Institute but also the doors that were opened to minister within the children’s programming.  It is our prayer and passion that young people and in turn families are strengthened by seeking God’s direction and calling in their life.  We realize that it is different for everyone and we want to be there to be an encouragement as this process takes place. None of this would be possible if it were not for your prayers and support.  So it is to you we say............   

Because of You and Your Prayers:

We were able to travel over 7200 Kilometers Safely

Anxious Mothers and Fathers were able to talk with us about their child or teens future life plans.

Our Family was strengthened through teamwork, perseverance and seeing God`s Provisions


A young man was able to open his heart to us about his calling to ministry. 

We were able to encourage young people who are praying about their next steps after Graduation

Our Family was able to begin building relationships with the home school community which we pray will lead to young people exploring the idea of missional training and or work 

100`s of children heard the gospel in a fun and engaging way


Many people along our 7200 kilometer journey were able to here the story of how God has been opening the doors of ministry for our family

Several thousand people learned about the ministry of Saints Equipped to Evangelize and Saints Bible Institute


We were able to partner with individuals who provided a safe place for our family to sleep and recharge  

We were able to Pack, Prepare and Pray for our journey 

New prayer partners were drawn to our ministry

Families who have a heart for serving were able to explore the possibility of future mission trips to Italy with Saints Equipped to Evangelize

We survived, 2 Blizzards, 3 Bridge Closures and one Breakdown

Our family was able to take some time to be encouraged by the Willis Clan Family of Singers