It was 4am. ITMI’s Steve Evers couldn’t sleep. In a couple of hours, he would begin a 12-13 hour day of ministry in Poland, but he knew he wasn’t going to fall asleep. …
English Lessons for Ukrainian Refugee Children
ITMI’s Jim La Rose has been serving in Poland for two decades. Jim is a master teacher and has a special ability to…
Offering Spiritual and Physical Relief to Ukrainian Refugees (Video)
In this video, you’ll get a glimpse of what it’s really like for believers in Eastern Europe as they host Ukrainian refugees, and how hosting them continually opens up doors for reaching them with the Good News and encouraging them toward Jesus!
Szymon Taught Exercise Classes. Then an Unusual Class Participant Taught Him Something.
Szymon (name changed for privacy) stared at his doctor. What he’d just heard was something he simply couldn’t accept. “I’m only 15 years old,” he thought, “how can I possibly have cancer?”
Newsbites: Jim la Rose’s Recovery, Brooke Goes to Thailand and the Latest on the Leach’s Rebuild Project
Jim la Rose’s Recovery, Brooke Goes to Thailand, Piotr and Leszek Team Up for an Important Opportunity and the Latest on the Leach’s Rebuild Project. Read the latest here!
How Support Opens Doors in Poland
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.
A Tragedy Interrupted – Kamil’s Story
Confusion, fear, uncertainty swirled inside little Kamil’s four-year-old heart and mind. Why was this happening? Where was he going? How long would he be gone? In hindsight, it was best that Kamil didn’t know the answers to these questions.
A Government Employee, Several Teachers and a Park Attendant Notice a Marked Difference in Just a Month!
“We all can see Kamil’s better behavior and you also take credit for it,” was the incoming text received by ITMI’s Jim La Rose. The text message was from the Director of the group home, or Dom Dziecka, for children in care of the Polish state near Jim’s home. Jim has visited the home at least once a week for years now, helping with homework, building relationships and investing in the young, marginalized lives of the residents there.
He Should Have Been Happy to Go Home. But He Wasn’t.
Twelve-year-old Kamil (name changed for his protection) wore an expression that was odd for a boy leaving the hospital. His face should have been happy. He was going home after having tubes put in his ears. The tubes would have relieved much of the intense inner ear pain the boy had experienced. He should be smiling. But Kamil’s face was more sad than anything else.
Peanut Butter and Jelly Builds Something Lasting
The first days of summer camp 2017 were rough. It was early August. Instead of the normal anticipation and excitement that should have shrouded the beginning of the week, a cloud of negativity hung over the camp like smog.