This article was originally published in the March 2023 edition of ITMI Monthly.
While in Pakistan last month, Steve encountered something Abid called “Pakistani tile” with a bit of humor.
The "tiles" are made by kneading cow manure with grass or hay. They are formed into patties, dried, and sold as fuel for fires to cook.
It’s difficult enough to imagine burning this fuel in your home in order to prepare a meal, but it is another to realize this woman spends her entire day kneading cow manure.
“This struck me,” Steve commented, “We have so much to be thankful for.”
He continued to share his hope that our work in Pakistan might lead to the implementation of Biblical principles in people’s lives that would erode the corruption that leads to this level of poverty.
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About the Authors
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.
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