Two or three years ago, Ania and Leszek shifted the heart of their ministry from program-oriented to be discipleship-oriented. They began investing in people around them, sharing Jesus through relationships. Life-on-life evangelism is simple, organic way of sharing Jesus that has been shown quite fruitful in Poland. Both Leszek and Ania have been doing this for 2-3 years, and now they are beginning to see the fruit!
Archives for October 2015
ITMI’s Piotr Zaremba baptizes new believers in a lake in Poland.
Bread of Life’s Ivory Coast chapter has been creating opportunities for Ivorians to love and serve the poorest of the poor among them. Bread of Life’s staff and volunteers may be financially limited, but they are willing to share and give what they have to those in need. Robert and his family of 8 had the blessing of attracting the attention of the BOL workers. Robert’s family is affected by what Bread of Life calls “generational poverty.” Robert struggles to provide for his family, including paying for the school fees of his 6 children.
Five children marched around a wooden poll, their hands forming make-shift horns on their mouths. About 55 other children watched the 5 in front of them. After completing 7 times around the poll, the 5 children ran out the door. Laughing, they collapsed into the grass as the spectators laughed gleefully with them.
While in the children’s program at my home church, I remember a missionary from Africa coming to visit and talk with us about what it meant to be a missionary. I can’t tell you what he said or even what country he was in, but I do remember thinking, “Wow, God. That is really cool people serve you that way! I know I’ll never be able to do that, but I will do what I can from here!”
This is an excerpt from something originally posted on the Keller’s blog. The Kellers are ITMI partners serving in Zambia. Ashley Keller’s unique perspective and witty honesty pulls back the curtain into their unique life. “What’s it like, raising kids in Africa?” is naturally one of the questions we get asked quite often. Sadly, because we […]
As we settled into our thatched-roof room at a the Eureka Lodge, Jon Dekkers felt the need to shake his bedding out to get rid of all mouse deposits. Into the almost pitch black night he went, only to come running back into our mosquito-net strung room calling…
ITMI partner, Gerhard le Roux, serving in Onseepkans, South Africa shared this story. Gerhard had the opportunity to bless, invest in and build a relationship with a local Christian leader in a neighboring town, Pofadder. Gerhard shares how Manie’s worldview and understanding of Christian living was expanded through experiencing Christians from other parts of Africa and the world. Enjoy Gerhard’s story!
Ten-year-old Ayasha had been through a lot in her single decade of life. Her parents were both taken from her by the sweeping epidemic ripping its way through the Zulu people of Zulu Natal, South Africa. After her mother passed away, she’d gone to live with her grandmother. A widow responsible for 7 other children, Ayasha’s cousins and siblings, her grandmother was having a hard time feeding them all.