The decision to leave their home in Ukraine was a tough one. Vladamir was a lawyer. He and his wife, Julia, were raising three sons. Starting a new life somewhere else meant their sons would leave their school and their friends, for a new school in a new language. It meant Vladamir would be starting over with the career he’d worked to build. It meant they wouldn’t live in their home, the country they’d lived in all their lives. They’d be away from their people. Their family. Their friends.
During this season of giving, we asked ITMI partners to share their heartfelt answers to several questions. May their answers bless and encourage you!
Several of our partners’ kids are grown and choosing to become involved in ministries of their own. Others are choosing to minister alongside their parents! It’s exciting to see a new generation of national workers equipped and ready for ministry!
GIVE NOW Poland Phil and Sue Thurston were an ordinary couple living in Tempe, Arizona. They had regular jobs. Phil worked for a local utility and Sue was an administrative assistant. Sue enjoys traveling, but in most cases, if you ask Phil, he would prefer to stay near home. Phil and Sue have been part […]
On Piotr Zaremba’s recent trip to visit the Polish residents of Chicago and New York City, he noticed something interesting. More than once, he heard people muse out loud, “…it really says that…that’s what that meant?” Many more flashed facial expressions that seemed to be communicating a similar sentiment.
“When Jahim returned to his lodging within the camp, he was shocked at what he found! “I was so shocked when I saw…”
“Oh, they’re here for my daddy,” he said as the police car entered the neighborhood. His dad had dropped him off at the children’s camp the night before, dead drunk.
Although I’ve been telling ITMI’s stories for more than 10 years, I had to ask our Polish partner, Dr. Piotr Zaremba, a question I really should have known the answer to. The question? It was…
Daniel shares a big and exciting announcement and two interesting stories: the unexpected result of sharing Christ in a coffee shop and an ex-con joins one of Daniel’s home groups.
I had to stop short when I read it. “If God can turn night into day, He can turn your burden into a blessing.”