ITMI’s David Kumar leads evangelism training for rural believers and pastors, equipping them to have redemptive conversations with people of other faiths in their towns and villages. Pastor Powen attended one of these trainings. In this video, he tells about what the training did for him and others.
As the lockdowns in India lifted slightly over the last two weeks, ITMI partners, Paul and Molly, have
His red checked uniform shirt with blue stripes caught the eye of ITMI’s Taru Kumar as she walked one of the narrow alleys of the slum in Bangalore. It was the shirt all her students wear to attend her school, Deepam primary school.
The six-year-old and his even smaller brother stood behind a low metal pedestal where six very old and rather battered-looking cellular phone cases were laid out.
The pastors Paul meets with regularly to disciple and train via Zoom have been hit hard. Most have no income right now. Their families are hungry.
When word of pandemic-related lockdowns first reached us, it seemed for a moment that many of our partners’ ministries would grind to a halt. Schools that were the main point of contact with needy families would be closed. Churches wouldn’t be able to gather. But quickly, ITMI’s role became clear: help our partners make the most of these God-orchestrated opportunities. Project Joseph was born.
“They never before had such training and graduation.” On February 8, ITMI’s David and Taru Kumar left their home in Bangalore, India heading north. They were traveling to the the towns of Ujjini and Ballari as a part of their training program that equips believers to share Jesus with their Muslim friends and neighbors. […]
For Steve Evers and ITMI, and many of our ITMI nationals, 2020 will go down as an amazing demonstration of God’s power, God’s purpose, and God’s provision. I continue to hear from our nationals that God “really blessed” during the time of fear, hunger, lockdown, virus, uncertainty, over-reaction, under-reaction, and all around worldwide chaos.
David Raj Kumar turned to look at his wife, Taru, as the video call with ITMI Director, Steve Evers, concluded and his face disappeared from the screen of their phone. “Are we really going to do this?” her raised eyebrows said.
The incessant cacophony of vehicle horns and engines. Human voices striving to be heard over the noise of the crowded streets. This is the unsettling accompaniment to the lives of the citizens of the 24th most populous city in the world, Bangalore, or Bangalaru, India. Though this noisy background is life-as-usual for Bangalore’s 12.3 million residents, its effects on human life are considerable. Studies…
Because of the overwhelming generosity and compassion of ITMI donors, we are gearing up for another round of provision-enabled Gospel delivery by our partners! Meanwhile, Charl van Wyk and his team are…