Philip wasn't like most people that come to Bread of Life Foundation in Kalisz, Poland. He wasn't addicted to drugs, alcohol or substances.
But he did have a burning question. It was the same question that tears at the hearts of most Polish people. One many don't dare to verbalize, even in their own minds.
Philip's question was: How can I solve my sin problem? Who can help me?
You see, most Poles understand they are sinful. But they don't know there is a solution for their sin. They don't know God solved this problem for all humanity in the life, death and resurrection of His Son.
They just know God is displeased with their sin.
Philip needed an answer to this question so badly that he approached someone many Poles would have been afraid to approach. An evangelical.
Evangelicals are shunned in Poland. Most are scared of them. But Philip wanted an answer to his question badly enough to approach someone his culture told him he should be afraid of.
Thankfully for Philip, he had found someone in Kalisz who could answer that question. Someone who would patiently walk with him, leading him to the answer his heart needed in a non-threatening way.
Two years ago, ITMI's Tomek Jezyk, the Director of Bread of Life in Kalisz, began reading the Bible together with Philip.
ITMI's Tomek Jezyk with his wife and newborn daughter, Estera. (2016)
Tomek rejoices, "Now he knows Who can save him." He gave his life to Christ and was baptized in mid-June.
"Praise to the Lord. Please keep him in prayers," Tomek says.