“The only happy time we had at the orphanage was when we slept,” remembers Visinel Balan, now an adult. Visinel grew up in one of the many state-run orphan institutions during Nicholas Ceausescu’s dictatorship in Romania. …
The preschool was already closed down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Then Adi and Ema got a notice that would change everything.
During this unusual and perhaps fearful, difficult or challenging time of the Coronavirus pandemic, we need daily reminders that we can trust our good and faithful Lord and Savior, no matter what we face. Here’s how three of our partners have seen Him at work, revealing Himself to be more than trustworthy during these unusual times.
Our partners have been reaching out and sharing some truly encouraging verses and thoughts with regard to the Coronavirus pandemic. Their unique perspectives and experiences plus a variety of cultural backgrounds means they’ve shared encouragement we may not have thought to remind ourselves of. These words of hope come from all parts of the Bible, yet when brought together, they are unified in the message that we can rest in His sovereignty. May they uplift and feed your spirit!
When many of you began supporting the Bans in their important contribution to Romanian society years ago, you probably wouldn’t have guessed what big things the Lord would do with your sincere sacrifices, placed in His hands.
During this season of giving, we asked ITMI partners to share their heartfelt answers to several questions. May their answers bless and encourage you!
In part 2 of this interview with ITMI’s Adi and Ema Ban, a believer in war-torn Ukraine answers the question, “Why haven’t you left for a better life?” His answer is inspiring. Plus, Adi and Ema are sharing something strange that happened to Adi in Ukraine, exciting evidences of God’s work through their outreaches in Romania, how expanding their reach outside of the church and reaching unchurched families led to a young boy standing between his parents and their dinner, what their partners’ investment in them over the years has meant to them and inspired them to do!
Adi and Ema Ban share about Adi’s recent visit to the war zone in Ukraine. He brings us news of our brothers and sisters that are under fire and stories of their faith, love and dedication. In this 30 minute interview, Adi shares: A sometimes overlooked intangible that means a whole lot to the believers […]
He was just five when tragedy struck his family. They lived in rural Romania, where many work their fingers to the bone to eek out a living for their families. When Marius’ mother passed away, his father, an alcoholic, couldn’t care for Marius and his two sisters.
There’s a lot of reasons ITMI’s Daria and Viorel Pop shouldn’t have devoted the last couple decades to caring for disabled elderly widows. The Pops appear to be an ordinary Romanian couple living in Arad, Romania. …