The realization hit Pastor Raj [name changed for security] like a millstone and a heaviness sank deep into his stomach. He felt sick. The American’s words, “You are not God,” rang in his ears. He had been playing god.“Your identity is defined by the fact that you are a child of God, not by what you’ve done or the positions and titles you hold,” the speaker continued.He thought about the way he had treated the people in his church as if they were less important to God than he, demanding they carry his things and respond to his commands.
As Anna eagerly hugged her, a pang shot through Esther’s heart and stomach and she remembered her own four babies, all of whom had died at birth or soon after. Her third child would have been Anna’s age. How she would have loved to teach her daughter to read and write, just as she loved teaching these children. She couldn’t help but wonder, if even just one of her children had survived, would her husband – who …
This article was originally published in the October 2011 edition of ITMI Monthly. John Jere shares about God’s work in Zambia with believers in the US. Earlier this year, ITMI’s John Jere had many opportunities to encourage believers with news of God’s work in Zambia and to be encouraged by many of you here in the […]
From the Director Dear Team, It was 117 degrees at 3:30pm, as a well dressed and excited group baked in the afternoon sun. We were outside. It’s Phoenix, Arizona on August 27th. Faces were red. The sweat meter was pegged. As we rehearsed the day before my daughter’s wedding, both families and the wedding party […]
This article originally appeared in the October 1, 2011 edition of ITMI Monthly. One frigid Polish winter during post Communist rule, I fell sick. I couldn’t get out of bed for two days, and didn’t make it to work. Even though I followed protocol for the situation, when I returned, my job had been […]
It was difficult to think clearly with the blaring of recorded Hindu prayers from the room-sized sound system situated amid the ornate white trimmings and sculptures of the three story lime green Hindu temple that is directly across the narrow lane from Paul’s home church. This sound system had but one mission, and that was to cause God’s people in Paul’s church to suffer as much as possible.
“It was in the year 2000 that I was convicted by the Holy Spirit, and I heard that the day of Judgment was coming. This led me to repent of my sins, and I trusted in the Lord Jesus Christ. I immediately started a church in Kampala, Uganda but because I was untrained, I failed to teach and disciple my members.”
Ann sought out a quiet spot up the river a few yards. She slipped into the waters, thankful as its coolness enveloped her tired body. She took her time lathering soap in her tightly wound short black hair and ever aware of the dangers of the river she leaned back, quickly dunking her head into the water. Josephine was leaving the water after bathing when she heard the screams and splashing.
It all began with Timothy and Ashley Keller.
God’s gracious provision for their medical needs has allowed their family to receive the treatment they need to enable their return to ministry in Kabwe, Zambia with full energy and health. Somewhere in their African travels, they picked up some metal poisoning that was affecting their whole family’s health and ability to minister.