Most people would have panicked. It wasn’t good news…
When ITMI’s Lazarus Yezinai saw a half-naked 13-year-old boy wearing only a shirt, he didn’t think twice. The fact that the sight of this boy wasn’t a social spectacle or moment of shock and awe illustrates the extreme poverty and oppression the people of South Sudan are facing. Lazarus quickly…
“After you spoke…everything has changed in my life,” wrote one South Sudanese man, a believer who had lived in a family feud with his sister for 8 years. Their angst toward one another had grown so bitter and strong that…
Your “inside” look at recent ministry in South Sudan and what’s ahead for ITMI next month, straight from Steve.
Jahim shares how a truth from God’s Word transformed his life and what happened when he began to pass along the wisdom he received.
“No one has ever told me that the money I have belong to God and I am just a manager managing God’s money and have the privilege to enjoy His money. I have never tithed in my life and I spend what I have in foolishly. I am going to starts a new life from what I have learned today.”
His response was so unexpected that ITMI’s Director, Steve Evers, re-stated the question. “Would you like to be an ITMI partner?”Most people jump at such an offer. But not Lazarus.
“Catch a flight out of South Sudan as soon as possible.” I was looking at a few-day-old communique from the US Government containing that warning for any Americans who might find themselves in South Sudan. There was even an offer to US citizens who “are unable to get a flight out, contact us and we will assist.” I was scheduled to be on a flight to South Sudan that very week.
It seems like someone who had “seen absolutely everything” as a daily taxi conductor, absolutely didn’t know what to do. He had probably never seen this done before – especially from a “white” stranger. The other passengers watched the “white guy” anyway, but now they turned their eyes to my exchange with the conductor with intensity and interest.
As 2016 begins, a theme in the stories I’m getting from the field of late is that God knows and sees everything…He is important, He is listening and He is ahead of us. As John Piper says, “God is always doing 10,000 things and usually we are aware of only 3-4 of them.”