Though most of their churches have been unable to gather, our partners are continuing to minister. Now is most certainly a time when the people of God worldwide need to be reminded to put their trust in Him.
Angelina and her children were forced from their home in 2013 when the first tribal violence erupted in South Sudan. Angelina and her family ended up around 130 miles south of South Sudan’s southern border, in Kiryandongo Refugee settlement near Bweyale, Uganda. Last month, ITMI helped a team of believers from Juba, South Sudan equip pastors and leaders in Bweyale with a 3-day workshop.
“There’s no life in gangsterism – what you see on the outside is not what you get on the inside, I gained nothing out of it except a criminal record, pain and regrets.” Vuyo Anta pounded the side of his hand into his other open, flat hand for emphasis.
In this 2.5 minute video, ITMI’s Vicky Waraka introduces us to Asha, a widow with six children in her care and one of the women ITMI supporters helped with seed money so she could start earning a steady income!
During this season of giving, we asked ITMI partners to share their heartfelt answers to several questions. May their answers bless and encourage you!
FEAR ROSE INSIDE HIS CHEST as Bilal ducked under the door of his home – a mud hut where his family was squatting. At night, he still woke in a fearful sweat, remembering what happened the last time he and his brother had come home empty-handed.
ITMI’s Steve Evers and Kent Reisenauer tell us all about their time in South Sudan, including: How they managed to get in and stay out of trouble, our partners’ “secret” of how they manage to stay spiritually healthy in the midst of trauma, how Steve met Vicky after being stranded in South Sudan years ago, a jaw-dropping story from Lazarus’ past, and three ways anyone can partner with Vicky and Lazarus to make a big difference for suffering victims of tribal violence.
These are just a few of the items provided by supporters for our guys to take with them to bless our partners and their ministries. …
“There was such a lack of tension and a lack of angst there… We later found out that so many of them have gotten saved through Kawede’s ministry and have been, and are being discipled, that it’s just revolutionized the flavor inside this prison.”
Dorca is a widow in Juba, South Sudan. She and her handful of children live like most of the just under half a million residents of the capital city. There were no others stepping up to feed Dorca’s children. The pressure and responsibility had been unceremoniously dumped on her shoulders. It was up to her – and the Lord. It wasn’t like she could just go get a job.How would she keep these children entrusted to her alive?