My name is Vincenzo Iacono, I was born and raised in CattolicaEraclea (Sicily, Italy).

In 1971 I came to Germany for work reasons. I knew GaspareSchembre, he used to take the same bus to work I did. One night, he invited me to a special meeting with an Italian missionary. I told my wife Rosa about it, but she got mad because she didn’t want to go. A while later, she resolved to go. Gaspare came to pick us up. We began to attend the gatherings and conventions. One day the Lord spoke to my heart through the preacher Giovanni De Finis, but I had no courage to tell anybody anything. Many years went by, but I still didn’t talk about it; but there came a day, I faced surgery and pain and I decided to tell everybody I had accepted Jesus in my heart. My wife and I prayed together, I renewed my relationship with God. I thank all the ones who prayed for me. I am happy to belong to God.

On a sad Christmas Day in a disco, after a long time, I met a friend. “How are you?” he asked me

“What do you want me to say? Plants grow, I don’t do that either.”

“why don’t you try with Jesus?” he suggested

“Jesus? Where is Jesus in this place full of drug addicted, perverted, selfish, gay people?”

He insisted onsuggesting me to read the Bible, the book where I’d have found Jesus; so I began my reading.

Colossians 3:23-24 “Whatever you do, do it from the heart for the Lord and not for people. You know that you will receive an inheritance as a reward. You serve the Lord Christ”.

Since 1989 I am married to the love of my life, Brigit. We live together peaceful and not peaceful days with our two daughters, Saskia (21 years old) and Julia (15 years old), which are our gift from Heaven. My wife is a teacher, she loves to work with the children, and when it’s needed, she works on my “education” too. 

Do sufferings have sense?

I know something about pain, I experienced it. It came upon my family on May 26th 2008. We were dared to ask ourselves this question. That was the day we got my son’s (Nicholas, 7 months old) analysis results: “LEUKEMIA”. Our life changed all of a sudden. We had made so many plans for the future and in a second the world crumbled all around us. All we had was a terror, pain and deep sadness. We wondered: “Why is this happening to us? Why not to someone else, who doesn’t know Jesus yet? What was that we made wrong?”. Sometime later I got an e-mail from a dear friend.