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A New Chapter in Italy

Mark and Naida Mirza's Inspiring Journey

We are thrilled to share that Mark Mirza and his wife Naida are embarking on a transformative journey to Italy, embracing retirement and exploration thru travel. They will continue Mark’s Ministry of Encouragement, praying with missionaries and pastors in Europe, especially Italy.

Retirement in Italy

After years of dedicated service, Mark and his wife, Naida, are setting their sights on a peaceful retirement in the picturesque landscapes of Italy, seeking a life of tranquility and new cultural experiences, including travel.

Mission of Encouragement

“We feel so isolated,” is the refrain he hears from so many Missionaries & Pastors in Italy. Mark will look to strengthen these Christians who are on the “front-lines,” by praying WITH THEM, just as he currently does with Pastors & Missionaries here in the USA.

Mark and Naida Mirza: A Journey of Faith and Dedication

Mark and Naida Mirza have dedicated their lives to the service of others through their secular work and Christian ministry. Mark, originally from Turlock, California (go Bulldogs!), met Naida, at a conference over two decades ago, and their lives were changed forever. Together, they have built a life centered around spiritual growth, community support and excellence in the corporate world. While Mark has been working to build up others and their prayer lives through founding ‘Common Thread Ministries,’ Naida has been in the corporate world, and retires as a VP and Principal of a National Architecture & Interior Design Firm. Since, 2007, Mark has been holding workshops and meetings, teaching effective prayer strategies in conferences and churches, and Naida has always been that “helper who is just right for him” (Genesis 2:18 NLT). After years of impactful service, they have decided to embark on a new chapter, a “New-Adventure,” by moving to Italy. This decision aligns with their desire to retire in a serene setting, explore new cultures, and remain in service to the Lord, uplifting and praying with Christian missionaries and pastors across Europe.

Spreading Encouragement Across Borders

Prayer Requests & Events with Mark & Naida Mirza

For many months, Naida and I have known a “change” was in the air, but in all honesty, we had no idea where and how much the Lord would require of us. A friend of mine I pray with calls it a “Courageous faith decision,” and while he’s right, another descriptive term is equally accurate, “Liberating.” Following the Lord’s leading is liberating. Naida said the other day, “Making the decision to pull the trigger to move to Italy isn’t a big challenge, since it is clearly where the Lord is leading us. The challenge now are the details we are trusting the Lord to accomplish.”

I can tell you that we are BOTH very excited about what the Lord is doing. We have had Italy (particularly the Abruzzo Region) placed on our hearts as a place where we feel God has called us to retire, to travel from and make disciples in. The interesting thing is that we have never been to Italy!  We have been to Greece a number of times, but not to Italy. And yet, we have no doubt the Lord has opened the doors for this move.

After meeting with some of our trusted advisors, on April 8th, Naida “pulled the trigger” and has elected to retire at the end of September 2024. Then, we are heading to Italy in October to look for a home.  We have already put our condo on the market and are now listening to – and following – the calling that has been put on our hearts.

Please join us in our exciting journey.

Mark (May 8, 2024)

Prayer Request # 7

April 26, 2024

Hebrews 12:13 “And make straight paths for your feet.”
Our request is that the Lord would continue to make straight our paths and guide our decisions.

Prayer Request # 8

April 26, 2024

Joshua 1:9 “Be Strong and Courageous”
We don’t know the details (some say we are “clueless”), but pray that we are courageous as we trust the Lord to work out the details.

Prayer Request # 5

April 15, 2024

Sale of our Condo
We would love our unit to sell “as is” to avoid delays in selling. However, we would also want to be able to stay in it until we move! Is anything too difficult for God? I don’t think so.

Prayer Request # 6

April 15, 2024

Gifting of my 15k+ Books

I love books and have collected a large number of old and out of print books (yes – a lot are on prayer!). I want to gift these to someone who would benefit from them and love them as much as I do!

Prayer Request # 3

April 15, 2024

James says God gives wisdom generously (James 1:5)

We need direction and wisdom on residency, visas, immigration attorney, etc. And then the wisdom to determine what timing issues these facts tell us. We are confident the Lord is in control and that he wont let us miss key details. We remain committed to being good stewards of of this adventure.

Prayer Request # 4

April 15, 2024

Paul said that he had Finished the Race (2 Timothy 4:6-8 )

We both want “to finish well” and to complete our missions here in the US. We know that there are things we are leaving behind, but we also believe that we have been called to Italy, and that involves finishing strong and “finishing well,” here.

Prayer Request # 1

April 15, 2024

There are a number of ministries that we lead – and now feel the calling to “hand off” or “pass the baton” to the next generation – both nationally and on a state level. These include our prayer ministry with the elected officials in Washington DC, at the Georgia Statehouse, and the National Day of Prayer.

Prayer Request # 2

April 15, 2024

In Genesis 1:25, God saw the livestock he had made on day 6 and said “It is Good.” Naida loves her horse (almost as much as she loves me – and some days more!). Pray for her peace as she makes plans for life without this part of her family.

Prayer Requests & Events with Mark & Naida Mirza

For many months, Naida and I have known a “change” was in the air, but in all honesty, we had no idea where and how much the Lord would require of us. A friend of mine I pray with calls it a “Courageous faith decision,” and while he’s right, another descriptive term is equally accurate, “Liberating.” Following the Lord’s leading is liberating. Naida said the other day, “Making the decision to move to Italy isn’t a big challenge, since it is clearly where the Lord is leading us.”

I can tell you that we are BOTH very excited about what the Lord is doing. We have had Italy (particularly the Abruzzo Region) placed on our hearts as a place where we feel God has called us to retire, to travel from and make disciples in. The interesting thing is that we have never been to Italy!  We have been to Greece a number of times, but not to Italy. And yet, we have no doubt the Lord has opened the doors for this move.

After meeting with some of our trusted advisors, on April 8th, Naida “pulled the trigger” and has elected to retire at the end of September 2024. Then, we are heading to Italy in October to look for a home.  We have already put our condo on the market and are now listening to – and following – the calling that has been put on our hearts.

Please join us in our exciting journey.

Mark (May 8, 2024)

Prayer Request # 8

April 26, 2024

Joshua 1:9 “Be Strong and Courageous”
We don’t know the details (some say we are “clueless”), but pray that we are courageous as the Lord works out the details.

Prayer Request # 7

April 26, 2024

Hebrews 12:13 “And make straight paths for your feet.”
Our request is that the Lord would continue to make straight our paths and guide our decisions.

Prayer Request # 6

April 15, 2024

Gifting of my 15k+ Books

I love books and have collected a large number of old and out of print books (yes – a lot are on prayer!). I want to gift these to someone who would benefit from them and love them as much as I do!

Prayer Request # 5

April 15, 2024

Sale of our Condo
We would love our unit to sell “as is” to avoid delays in selling. However, we would also want to be able to stay in it until we move! Is anything too difficult for God? I don’t think so.

Prayer Request # 4

April 15, 2024

Paul said that he had Finished the Race (2 Timothy 4:6-8 )

We both want “to finish well” and to complete our missions here in the US. We know that there are things we are leaving behind, but we also believe that we have been called to Italy, and that involves finishing strong here.

Prayer Request # 3

April 15, 2024

James says God gives wisdom generously (James 1:5)

We need direction and wisdom on residency, visas, immigration attorney, etc. And then the wisdom to determine what timing issues these facts tell us. We especially need peace that we are not missing key details.

Prayer Request # 2

April 15, 2024

In Genesis 1:25, God saw the livestock he had made on day 6 and said “It is Good.” Naida loves her horse (almost as much as she loves me – and some days more!). Pray for her peace as she makes plans for life without this part of her family.

Prayer Request # 1

April 15, 2024

There are a number of ministries that we lead – and now feel the calling to “hand off” or “pass the baton” to the next generation – both nationally and on a state level. These include our prayer ministry with the elected officials in Washington DC, at the Georgia Statehouse, and the National Day of Prayer.

What People Are Saying

“The Lord has truly blessed Mark with divine insight regarding the lost art of allowing Scripture to guide our prayers so that we can be confident in our praying.”

Todd C.

Pastor in Flowery Branch GA

“Mark Mirza gets right to the heart of making prayer a practical and fulfilling experience. Your frustration with prayer can be overcome . . . You will be blessed.”

Tom R.

Pastor in Fairburn GA

“It is amazing to see prayer come alive when prayer is made alive in the church body. Our congregation has seen prayers being answered in ways we never imagined.”

Jim P.

Pastor in Morven GA

“Very few people I have met, do such a great job of explaining and encouraging us all in our prayer life. You and your church will be blessed by his ministry.”

Brad B.

Pastor in Guyton GA

How To Contact Us

We will be updating this area with our Italian Address, Phone Numbers and personal emails here.  Check back to see updates in the next few months as the Lord moves in his incredible ways.

Address: 850 Piedmont Ave NE #1506; Atlanta GA 30308

Contact Mark: +1 404 606 2322 // Mark@MarkMirza.com
Contact Naida: +1 404 433 8783 // Naida@MarkMirza.com