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.
What is the Seven Areas of Life Training (SALT) material, why is it so great, and why translate it into Arabic? Find the answers here.
ITMI’s Jahim Buli shares the following with us as he continues to see God’s hand of leading and provision as the new church ministers in the stressed and overwhelmed country.
This article first appeared in the March 2015 edition of ITMI Monthly. Why do we feed the poor? They stink. Why do we care for widows and orphans? They have diseases and miseries of every kind. Why do we go to dangerous and semi-closed countries to evangelize and disciple the persecuted? We could get a […]
As you may know I am in Juba, South Sudan. It is very important to these people that you make sure you say “South Sudan” and not just “Sudan”. They fought long and hard, with much loss and sacrifice