“It shouldn’t hurt this bad,” read the text message from India. The text came almost three weeks after Mark Burritt and I accompanied ITMI’s David and Taru Kumar to the funeral of Taru’s “mother.” Taru shared that she is deeply hurting and struggling to sleep. Taru’s “mom” came to rural India as a 30+ year old Australian missionary. She spent the last 60+ years loving on and raising up homeless, orphaned Indian girls. Margaret Williams was 94 years old when she was called to her real home.
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.
When Jim LaRose returned home after serving at a weeklong summer camp for youth, an email was waiting for him, and it meant big changes.
During this season of giving, we asked ITMI partners to share their heartfelt answers to several questions. May their answers bless and encourage you!
ITMI’s Kent Reisenauer arrived at the Lusaka airport, weary after over 24 hours of travel. With some trepidation, he…
Allow me to share with you a testimony from Muhindo Kawede, our partner in Uganda. I hope you can read between the lines and experience some of the challenges he had and the unfairness directed at him by church leaders in the Congo when he “spoke the truth in love” to them.
Kent and the team then loaded up into a four-wheel-drive vehicle and transported the vehicle on a barge across the massive Zambezi River so that the former architect and project manager could see first-hand the water well drilling in the extremely remote and equally needy villages.
FEAR ROSE INSIDE HIS CHEST as Bilal ducked under the door of his home – a mud hut where his family was squatting. At night, he still woke in a fearful sweat, remembering what happened the last time he and his brother had come home empty-handed.
It has been a challenging couple of months. Not so much for what has happened to me personally, but what has been placed in the lap of those that I love and care for.
“Perhaps it’s hard to believe, (or understand) but the misuse and wrong interpretation of the Bible often leads to domestic neglect and abuse in India,” writes our partner, Molly. Molly continues…”