Starting in 2009, Fabio and Johnna had opportunities to preach and lead music – translating for one another – in Belgium, Spain and Brazil.
In 2011, Fabio and Johnna got married in Chicago and moved to Clearwater where they have developed their ministry together by immersing themselves in the Tampa Bay community. They started Friday night small groups at their place to talk about life, culture, God, family and faith, and got involved in different languages clubs. They invited friends, colleagues and acquaintances over for dinner, studying languages with them, having coffee at the local bakery and hosted parties and social events with live music and food. In 2013, after almost 10 years of travel away from Brazil, Fabio was intentional in preparing for Japan by speaking in Portuguese at a weekly small group that is part of a Brazilian Baptist Church.
In 2013, they shared in the joy of the birth of their daughter, Sophia Annalise, born on June 29th.
Because of their love for different cultures and diversity, they have decided to join Covenant World Mission to serve the local church (Portuguese, Spanish, English and Japanese speakers) in Japan.