Phil and Sue Thurston were an ordinary couple living in Tempe, Arizona. They had regular jobs. Phil worked for a local utility and Sue was an administrative assistant. Sue enjoys traveling, but in most cases, if you ask Phil, he would prefer to stay near home. Phil and Sue have been part of Grace Community […]
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On Piotr Zaremba’s recent trip to visit the Polish residents of Chicago and New York City, he noticed something interesting. More than once, he heard people muse out loud, “…it really says that…that’s what that meant?” Many more flashed facial expressions that seemed to be communicating a similar sentiment.
“When Jahim returned to his lodging within the camp, he was shocked at what he found! “I was so shocked when I saw…”
It was pure chaos. On a warm summer night in southern India, ITMI’s Paul and his wife, Molly, were in the heart of one of the toughest slums in the city with their 23 children. Youth of all ages from the slum in southern India were shouting at the makeshift stage, their hands waving high in the air. There were thousands of them, packed into every crevice and cranny. On a previous occasion in this same slum, leaders from Paul’s church invited the locals to a similar outreach. It ended with a gang of youth threatening to throw stones at them! But this time…it was different.
On the shores of the world’s largest tropical lake, you might expect to find expensive vacation homes and resorts, booming real estate sales as buyers vie for lakefront property, and beaches thriving with tourists. But that isn’t at all what you would find on visiting one of the many remote peninsulas jutting from the North shores of Lake Victoria in Uganda.
On my last two trips to South Sudan, Uganda, Zambia and South Africa, and in my discussions with our Indian partners, I was told numerous times that…
We wanted to share a few snapshots of our time in Zambia. Thanks for praying us there and back! -Steve and Kent
Sunlight falling from the wide, blue sky above the hills of Zulu Natal, South Africa glinted from the water as it tumbled from the small spigot into the black plastic 5-gallon bucket. The community water source is atop one of the many steep hills that envelope this Zulu settlement. From the high vantage point, the surrounding bubbly terrain stretches to the horizon. Traversing the hills is tough, even for the young.But for the elderly to do it while carrying full buckets of water is…