I am most thankful this year to the Lord for the trials of…
“I used to think, ‘All for one and one for all,’ is what village life is all about, right? That the villages are populated by the “noble savage” and lead a connected, unified community life,” says ITMI’s Timothy Keller. But unfortunately, this version of village life may be popular in Hollywood and children’s tales, its simply not what Timothy has found after over a decade of ministry in African villages. “Rural Africa is
There may be “no atheists in foxholes” but there are likely many believing false doctrine in Republic of Burundi military.
One Sunday late in November 2016, a tall, thin man ducked through the doorway of the gathering of Bible Mission Church. It was his first time there. It was also his first time in a church, ever.
Ralston and Provia eloped 3 years ago before knowing Christ. They were saved through the outreach of ISM students and joined Bible Mission Church on ISM’s campus. They matured spiritually and…
“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?
Could that church feasibly expect to attract attendees from outside the faith? Other faiths?
In this article:
Why a church would even meet where pigs used to live.
3 keys to the growth of the “piggery” church.
The amazing growth rate of this unconventional church.
What led to one woman’s incredible change of heart.
Tucked into the twists and turns of its more than 2000 miles of shoreline, is the slice of land owned by ITMI’s International School of Missions (ISM). Its existence is a result of the blood, sweat and tears of ITMI’s Muhindo Kawede combined with the generosity of ITMI supporters.
What does ITMI’s Muhindo Kawede (“Kawede” as he is called by most) do with his “time off” between terms at the International School of Missions? Something you wouldn’t expect.
Without telling her husband, who was an Islamic Sheikh, Sarah attended the gathering of a local Ugandan church. After a year or so of hostility and abuse, her husband eventually…