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.
ITMI’s Steve Evers and Kent Reisenauer tell us all about their time in South Sudan, including: How they managed to get in and stay out of trouble, our partners’ “secret” of how they manage to stay spiritually healthy in the midst of trauma, how Steve met Vicky after being stranded in South Sudan years ago, a jaw-dropping story from Lazarus’ past, and three ways anyone can partner with Vicky and Lazarus to make a big difference for suffering victims of tribal violence.
Dorca is a widow in Juba, South Sudan. She and her handful of children live like most of the just under half a million residents of the capital city. There were no others stepping up to feed Dorca’s children. The pressure and responsibility had been unceremoniously dumped on her shoulders. It was up to her – and the Lord. It wasn’t like she could just go get a job.How would she keep these children entrusted to her alive?
The village dashed madly for their huts. They had caught one glimpse of the initial brownish-grey clean-out water spilling from the head of the newly drilled well. Moments later, they returned with the various makeshift containers, ready to collect the contaminated water.
During this season of giving, we asked ITMI partners to share their heartfelt answers to several questions. May their answers bless and encourage you!
When ITMI’s Lazarus Yezinai saw a half-naked 13-year-old boy wearing only a shirt, he didn’t think twice. The fact that the sight of this boy wasn’t a social spectacle or moment of shock and awe illustrates the extreme poverty and oppression the people of South Sudan are facing. Lazarus quickly…
What would you do if you found yourself living in a war-zone? If you regularly saw your neighbors’ homes pierced with bullet holes? If you didn’t feel safe in your home but felt even more at-risk outside of it. If the threat of tribal violence threatened your children?
Lazarus gives a special thanks for the seeds ITMI supporters planted in 2017
During WW2 Singapore City was about to face a siege by the Japanese. General Yamamoto delivered a note saying, “In the interests of chivalry we invite you to surrender.” Lance Percival fell for it and surrendered despite outnumbering the Japanese 4 to 1.
ITMI’s Lazarus Yezinai tells us of a woman named Miss Anita who came to the church that ITMI helped start from the teachings of VCLi’s S.A.L.T. Discipleship training. The church is located on the front lines of battle, inside this Muslim slum. Miss Anita was not at church to worship, but specifically to…