This article was originally published in the November 2015 edition of ITMI Monthly.
ITMI's Jahim Buli shares the following with us as he continues to see God’s hand of leading and provision as the new church ministers in the stressed and overwhelmed country.
Steve, I have a case of three orphans living with their grandma - nobody is helping them.
Two months ago God spoke to me to help these children pay their school fees and He (God) [has] a plan for them and He is raising them in the Ministry and they will help me in the years to come as leaders of the church.
I ignored the voice and did not obey God's voice. In our last weekend revival meeting, God rebuke me before the congregation through the servant I brought to minister in the revival meeting.
God described the situation these children and their grandma are in. I promise myself to support these children whatsoever may cost me.
I will follow God's voice.
South Sudanese children play with mud.
The rest of the story is this. Last Sunday morning a dear precious widow lady in my church, one who lives on a very small social security income and I know goes without eating more than she will share with me, asked me, “...how is Jahim in South Sudan doing?”
I shared with her what you have just read and without a moment’s thought, she looked me in the eye and asked, “...how much is it to send those children to school?”
In anticipation of someone asking me this question, I had already asked Jahim the same.
Imagine for $278 per each child per year, those children can go to school. That amount is not much to many Americans, but to Jahim it is “mountain sized”. Yet, he stepped out in obedience to what God was wanting to use him to do.
This widow again looked me in the eye and said, “how much per month for all three children?”
With out hesitation, she told me that she would trust God to help her cover the whole $69 per month, thus allowing Jahim to help these orphans get an education.
What a joy it is to know that God is able to provide for us where He leads us to go. May you be empowered to trust God more as He leads you.
Steve Evers has advocated for and served the ITMI partners as ITMI Director since 2001. Approximately once a year, Steve visits with ITMI partners in their countries and brings stories back to encourage supporters. Steve enjoys photography and mechanics, (both hobbies that have greatly benefited ITMI partners!) Prior to becoming ITMI's Director, Steve served on the Board of Directors for 12 years. Steve lives in Arizona with his wife, Darlene.