Many years ago, Maja* was invited to a Baptist Church in her city, Kalisz, Poland. She did not accept the invitation…at least not right away. Fast forward quite a few years. Jakub*, Maja’s son…
Hannah and Peter are optometrists in Poznan, Poland. But for the last 10 years, they’ve done more than serve their patients well through ordinary careers. Ten years ago, ITMI’s Richard and Brooke Nungesser helped Peter and Hannah go from “ordinary to extraordinary” through the ministry of the Bread of Life Foundation.
The daughter of ITMI’s Richard and Brooke Nungesser, Adelyne, shares her unique perspective on the Nungesser’s life and ministry in Poland in the first of two short videos. In these two videos, she smiles about the unusual item her 80-year-old school never had and finally installed for the first time ever this year, talks about what she and her friends do for fun, reveals her roles in Bread of Life’s week-long summer camp outreach, Tydzien USA (which means “USA week”) and the annual Christmas event raising funds for sick children, talks about what Poznan International Church is like for youth and how she gets her friends there when they don’t fit in the family car, and tells a funny story on her dad!
One young polish pastor saw this deep need. The Lord called him to “translate the Bible for revival.” But as a young pastor in a post-communist economy, he simply didn’t have the resources to do what needed to be done. There were no organizations of Bible scholars who could tackle this task. Anyone with the qualifications was buried by trying to make ends meet as teachers or pastors. And that might have been the end of the story if not for…
Enjoy the enthusiasm of Richard and Brooke Nungesser as they share an endless stream of stories of the amazing things God is doing through Bread of Life.
Several of our partners’ kids are grown and choosing to become involved in ministries of their own. Others are choosing to minister alongside their parents! It’s exciting to see a new generation of national workers equipped and ready for ministry!
“Oh, they’re here for my daddy,” he said as the police car entered the neighborhood. His dad had dropped him off at the children’s camp the night before, dead drunk.
They stopped fighting. They prayed. And then, something exciting happened.
The Nungessers say, “We are most thankful this year for the grace of God in our lives.” Wait until you see the challenging numbers God saw them through!
The pastor kept apologizing for his church. He apologized that the floor was only dirt. He apologized that only half the roof was constructed. He invited me to preach to the church leaders but was embarrassed that his church wasn’t completed. Standing before these pastors and missionaries I wanted to give them courage and hope. I wanted to remind them of the essence of their work. I encouraged them with this and I hope it encourages you!