Missionary work is not a life of ease. There aren’t too many Marriott Hotels (or hotels of any kind) in the jungle.
ITMI’s Charl van Wyk shares a little about the discipleship projects he is involved with.
If stewardship is important to you, if you’d like maximize your impact, if you like tax deductions – and making a real difference at the same time, if the plight of the poor and marginalized are on your heart but you don’t know what to do about it; then this is the opportunity you’ve been looking for!
One young man arrived on crutches from an injury he suffered in a crocodile attack. Thankfully, he wasn’t alone during the attack.In a vicious fight his friends clung to his upper body and arms while the croc clutched his foot before the friends finally won out. Medical staff managed to save his foot and toes.
“Why do the men sit on one side and the women on the other?”
Years ago, ITMI’s founder, Bill Bathman and his travel companion, Don Christiansen were in a Romanian church. This particular group of believers held long-standing traditions that had gotten them through the persecution of the Communism and the scarcity of the aftermath that followed.
But after the Iron Curtain came down, Don wondered why they sat the way they did. Was it to keep everyone from being distracted? Was it their sense of modesty and propriety?
This article was originally published in the March 2002 edition of ITMI Monthly. It was re-printed in the November 2016 edition as part of a “From the Archives” series commemorating ITMI’s 35th Anniversary. South Africa Some background: on July 25, 1993, twenty minutes after the Sunday evening service had begun at St. James Church in Cape Town, […]
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Praise Him for continuing to open doors for ITMI's Timothy Keller to reach and equip the police force in Zambia, an investment that could change many lives as those in authority better understand their role from a Biblical perspective. ... See MoreSee Less