Piotr gets some unexpected news, Charl has an exciting announcement, Paul and Molly celebrate summer outreaches, K5N is sending a team to Bulgaria this month, and now’s the time to schedule a meet-up with Timothy Keller for this fall!
If you wandered along the narrow corridors that serve as “streets” for foot-traffic only in a rough slum in a city on the other side of the world, you might see some shocking sights. If you were to traverse into the heart of this area, you’d see…
Many have died just attempting to cross the mainline train tracks and return home from getting water, but no safety precautions – not even a simple caution sign – have been enacted. Because those lives “don’t matter.” Slum residents literally live among the trash, as if they’ve accepted that it is what they are. They were completely forgotten and devalued. Trash. Until…
Our hosts couldn’t believe it. Their mouths hung wide open in astonishment.In all their time living near Amish country they’d never seen…
When ITMI’s Paul opened a small corner market in India, his original vision was to provide jobs for young widows in his church who were looked upon as a burden by their family. When they started bringing home income, everything changed for them. But the impact of the small corner store has grown far bigger than we could’ve imagined.
GIVE NOW India The parents of one hundred and twenty-seven young athletes from different slums in India think they are only getting soccer training from the coaching sessions. But these youth who gather in 11 different locations in India are also studying the Bible weekly. Many of them have made decisions to follow Christ. Their parents […]
God has definitely given ITMI’s Paul and Molly more than they can handle! Paul and Molly are raising, educating and providing for 23 children. On a missionary pastor’s income. In the slums of India. Yeah, that’s more than they can handle. And God keeps using it to point to His goodness and tender care for these most treasured girls.
“Why do the men sit on one side and the women on the other?”
Years ago, ITMI’s founder, Bill Bathman and his travel companion, Don Christiansen were in a Romanian church. This particular group of believers held long-standing traditions that had gotten them through the persecution of the Communism and the scarcity of the aftermath that followed.
But after the Iron Curtain came down, Don wondered why they sat the way they did. Was it to keep everyone from being distracted? Was it their sense of modesty and propriety?
A gruff voice announced, “Surprise inspection!” as a government official pounded on the door of the home where Paul and Molly’s girls live in Southern India.
We all want to matter. To know we count. “Am I important?” we are asking. These questions are more intense for the lower castes in Indian society. The caste system tells them they don’t matter, and nothing they can ever do will change that.