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.
There are some things that once you see, you can never again…not see. The more dramatic or horrific, the more indelible the impression it makes on you. Last week gave me one of those things that I just can’t stop seeing. …
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 believers delivering the food were so excited to help others they were crying. In an environment where even the young and healthy have succumbed to COVID-19, these believers that Paul has discipled were eager to risk their health and their lives to share Jesus with the hurting. “Let us go to the streets!” they beg.
Just this morning as I exited the freeway that leads to our ITMI office, there stood at the intersection a disheveled man that probably was not as old as the years he carried on his body and face, holding a cardboard sign that simply stated, “Ever feel invisible?”
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.
It was a voice I knew very well. The tone and accent were familiar sounds that I had spent a lot of time with. Almost immediately, I was concerned.
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. […]