This article was originally published in the June 2016 edition of ITMI Monthly.
Johan is hard to forget after you meet him for the first time. His passion for life and love for Jesus leak out from all sides as he welcomes you into his inner circle. Johan knows no strangers.
You can't forget that strong staccato South African accent as he tries to squeeze 50 passionate words into a 10 word sentence, explaining his unwavering commitment to faithfully take the gospel to the unreached of Zambia.
Johan is one of ITMI's newest partners and his passion and current ministry is to train teams that make disciples to cross the Zambezi River and fan out across the forsaken and forgotten Zambian bush between Angola and that crocodile infested Zambezi River.
The Zambezi River
Johan and Leslie, his wife, teach the local "evangelists" to use the Genesis-to-Christ method of evangelism.
"If you just tell them about Jesus and not about Genesis and why Jesus needed to come to earth, they will just accept Jesus and add him to their other ancestor worship."
ITMI has already purchased some sturdy canoes for Johan and his teams so in the last rainy season they could still paddle the greatly swollen river and take the gospel to the isolated people.
Sturdy canoes provided by an ITMI supporter.
Welcome aboard Johan and Leslie, we are excited to help empower you both to greater and farther ministry there in the bush of Zambia!
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 4 years. Steve lives in Arizona with his wife, Darlene.