When ITMI’s Lazarus Yezinai saw a half-naked 13-year-old boy wearing only a shirt, he didn’t think twice. The fact that the sight of this boy wasn’t a social spectacle or moment of shock and awe illustrates the extreme poverty and oppression the people of South Sudan are facing. Lazarus quickly…
Gerhard and Elmane le Roux have 10 children in their care. You read that right. 10. They have as many adopted and fostered children as biological children. Most recently, they added an orphaned set of twins – a boy and a girl – to their brood of 8. Being joyfully willing to accept responsibility for a life is always an extension of God’s love and provision, and an exercise of faith.
Mary Savu Mbi is a dedicated believer who lives in the remote Zambian village of Kanjachi. While Mary’s daughter was sick, she was unjustly indicted for witchcraft and trying to kill her daughter.
What would you do if you found yourself living in a war-zone? If you regularly saw your neighbors’ homes pierced with bullet holes? If you didn’t feel safe in your home but felt even more at-risk outside of it. If the threat of tribal violence threatened your children?
Vicky’s home isn’t like anything we’re used to seeing. Physically, its uniquely South Sudanese. These 8 improvements will illuminate life in South Sudan. But it isn’t just the physical differences between living in South Sudan and other parts of the world that make this home a special place.
I had to stop short when I read it. “If God can turn night into day, He can turn your burden into a blessing.”
What leads up to such desperation that compels someone to walk away from two young sons? Maybe he stood in the middle of the road staring at the gate to Word of Life Church in Juba, South Sudan for a few quiet moments. Perhaps…
Zambia Although 75% of Zambians identify themselves as “Protestant” and another 20% identify as Roman Catholic, witchcraft and domestic violence are culturally acceptable practices. Let’s stop and think about that for a minute. How could this be? Many sincerely want to follow the Lord, but aren’t sure where their culture contradicts His ways. So they […]
It wasn’t your typical team of short-term missionaries. This team of young men…
Chantal Romashoe moved to Stone Hill in January. As an 11th grader, starting in the middle of the year, her obstacles to graduation were formidable. Would she graduate? Or would she join the 60% of South African students who do not finish school?