This article was originally published in the December 2017 edition of ITMI Monthly.
During this season of giving, we asked ITMI partners to give you their heartfelt answers to several questions. These are from Gerhard and Elmane le Roux. May their answers bless and encourage you!
This was a challenging year for us as a family and for our mission in general. We were tested on many levels, including our finances.
However God in His grace carried us through and we were reminded to put our full trust in Him because He will never leave or forsake us.
We sincerely appreciate our ITMI partners who were also sensitive to God's voice and who were used by Him to help us.
We yet again had to learn that as children of God we are not on our own but need each other as we are all part of God's family.
The le Roux family's ten children.
What is one way your ITMI supporters directly made an impact for God's Kingdom this year?
In ministering to the community around us, we came under a growing conviction that the only way to make a real difference in the lives of those around us is to live Christ's love to them.
The emotional damage in these people's lives are tremendous, with nearly the whole community suffering from abuse and rejection. Sometimes we felt a sense of desperation. Will we ever make a difference?
Talitha le Roux teaches a child from Onseepkans gardening basics.
Martie le Roux helping with the family's weekly Kids' Club for the children of the community.
The le Roux family visits the elderly with Christmas gifts.
Then again God allows us to hear a comment from the community after visiting the sick: "These people really care about us."
Similarly, we want to say to all our ITMI partners, when they contribute towards our work or respond with a kind word on our news clips, "these people really care about us."
May God bless you and your family in a special way during this Christmas season.