The trip began with an airplane fire over the ocean and a vehicle robbery. Not exactly how you’d choose to begin a 4 week trek through South Africa and Zambia.
“We’ve buried so many. They could have lived if they’d heard what you taught us,” the police officer told ITMI’s Timothy Keller, “You came too late.” What did this law enforcement official learn from Timothy? Probably not what many people would expect…
Meet 7 women who are not just thriving in tough circumstances, but encouraging and teaching others. ITMI’s Vicky Waraka equipped and empowered to open micro-businesses using Biblical principles of managing money.
“When I pass away, I want Mr. Smith to bury me.” It took a great deal of courage for Mrs. Khawula to share this with just one member of her family. Mrs. Khawula’s health was failing. She had HIV. The elderly Zulu woman contracted the deadly virus bathing her daughter each day without gloves.
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.”