In Touch Mission International was founded in 1981 by Bill and Harriett Bathman to serve the persecuted and suffering Church.
Today, ITMI partners with national Christians who face a variety of challenges as they reach their communities for Christ. In faith, we seek to present the ministries of these nationals to as many people as possible.
In prayer and communication with others, we trust God to provide for their needs.
Trained national Christians are effective at reaching their communities with the gospel of Christ. They live in the community, know the culture and language, and understand the best way to evangelize and disciple their neighbors. (You can read more here.)
By equipping these partners, ITMI seeks to effectively reach the nations with the Gospel. ITMI seeks out worthy national Christian workers who are engaged in evangelism and discipleship driven ministries with whatever resources they have. Our partners are dynamic visionaries who dream big, but have also learned to be content with what God provides.
You can read our Statement of Faith here.
Volunteer: We could not do what we do without the help of good volunteers.
If you can’t go to Africa or Eastern Europe to evangelize, consider helping our our partners share the gospel in their communities by volunteering. It’s a great way to impact these countries with the Gospel.
Contact our office to get started.
Pray: We post prayer needs from our partners and their ministries most days around noon on our Facebook page. We also send the prayer requests from that week in our Saturday morning email, Your Impact this Week. To receive Your Impact This Week in your inbox, subscribe below.
Go Short-Term: Often our partners can utilize individuals or teams on a short-term basis to provide support to their ministries in a variety of ways.
A few of the activities that teams have helped with in the past include: serving in camps, teaching or training using your areas of expertise or construction projects.
If you have a group that is interested in helping one of our partners, contact our office for more information.
Financial Support: While financial support isn’t the only need our partners have, it is an important one. The financial support from donors through ITMI enables our partners do what God has called them to do.
Share Contacts or Raise Funds: Help us get the word out about our partners and their ministries. Here are some things that have been very beneficial to our partners in the past.
1) forward our email updates to people you think might be encouraged to get involved
2) when our partners visit the US on itinerary, ask your church, small group, or other contacts if they can share about their ministry
3) run a facebook fundraiser for one of our partners. (Not sure how? Check out our step-by-step video on Youtube.)
ITMI no longer receipts or actively partners with Frontline Fellowship as an organization.