Gerhard and Elmane le Roux have 10 children in their care. You read that right. 10. They have as many adopted and fostered children as biological children. Most recently, they added an orphaned set of twins – a boy and a girl – to their brood of 8. Being joyfully willing to accept responsibility for a life is always an extension of God’s love and provision, and an exercise of faith.
It wasn’t your typical team of short-term missionaries. This team of young men…
It was 6am on a Saturday morning. ITMI’s Gerhard le Roux was engrossed in getting his tractor to bubble to life. The corner of his eye caught…
Then God allows us to hear a comment from the community after visiting the sick: “These people really care about us.” Similarly, we want to say to all our ITMI partners…
ITMI’s Gerhard le Roux shares what he thinks is the single most important characteristic of a faithful and productive ministry helper – and a time he failed at it.
Friends, there’s no easy way to share this. But we feel like you need to know.
“I have two different infections. One is pseudomonas and the other is MSSA”, Phil texted me after we returned from our India trip. Pastor Phil McKeown went to battle the spiritual blindness in India and Nepal and yet on a physical level, he realistically could have fought his last fight.
“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
Glen Barkhuizen has a unique mission. Glen is in charge of the garden ministry at Moreson Farm, where my family lived and ministered before God called us to Onseepkans.
Maybe you have wondered why we as a mission try to produce vegetables. Why don’t we just buy vegetables from one of the small little local stores in Onseepkans, or in the nearest town?