“We spent this past weekend officiating a funeral, which is normal for our ministry team to do once – sometimes twice each month. It has even happened, a few times, where there’s two in one weekend.”
January was an exciting month at Word of Life Church in Juba, South Sudan!
The call took almost an hour. Fifty-six minutes to be exact. Taru had headed to the bank for the fairly normal task of withdrawing the funds graciously given to help them live and care for women and children of the local Muslim slum. But she was met with something unexpected when she arrived.
The village dashed madly for their huts. They had caught one glimpse of the initial brownish-grey clean-out water spilling from the head of the newly drilled well. Moments later, they returned with the various makeshift containers, ready to collect the contaminated water.
“Uncle, if God loves me, why did He take away my father, my mother and brother from me?”The twelve-year-old boy wasn’t even fighting the tears that spilled from his upturned, searching eyes.
In 2016, you graciously stepped in to bless an impoverished, struggling subsistence-farming community in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe with a maize mill. So, two years later, how is their investment doing? Is it still operational? Is it accomplishing what we set out to accomplish?
Mugabi Abdallah was a twenty-two-year-old Muslim accused by his girlfriend of something he believes he did not do.Heartbroken and hopeless, he was serving his sentence in Kauga Prison in Uganda.
Unfortunately, we can’t tell you what ITMI’s Director, Steve Evers, saw when he visited the Indian village inhabited by people stripped of all value and called “untouchable” by the rest of their countrymen, because many parts of it are too graphic. This is a family-friendly publication. But we can tell you…
During this season of giving, we asked ITMI partners to share their heartfelt answers to several questions. May their answers bless and encourage you!
Francis could not hold his gratitude at bay. With tears of gratitude, maybe even relief, he fell to his knees and flung his arms around the legs of ITMI’s Steve Evers, sobbing. “Thank you. Thank you…” he kept repeating. What Steve was empowered by ITMI supporters to do was simple. For Francis, it was life-changing.