“It shouldn’t hurt this bad,” read the text message from India. The text came almost three weeks after Mark Burritt and I accompanied ITMI’s David and Taru Kumar to the funeral of Taru’s “mother.” Taru shared that she is deeply hurting and struggling to sleep. Taru’s “mom” came to rural India as a 30+ year old Australian missionary. She spent the last 60+ years loving on and raising up homeless, orphaned Indian girls. Margaret Williams was 94 years old when she was called to her real home.
When Jim LaRose returned home after serving at a weeklong summer camp for youth, an email was waiting for him, and it meant big changes.
As Christmas is approaching, I am reminded of a story about a young girl who grew up in a very influential family, but at a young age decided to dedicate her life to Christ. This decision unfortunately for her meant choosing Christ above her family. She left home and went to the mission station through whom she met Christ. Her elder brother came looking for her and found her working in the cowshed. He was very upset and scolded her: “How can you work in a place like this? You put your family to shame!” She responded…
Eight-year-old Ayan thrashed and yanked violently against the chains his mother restrained him with. But it was futile. He couldn’t free himself from the chains that kept him inside the run-down shed made of asbestos sheets where his family squatted among 50,000 others in Bangalore, India.
It was Christmas morning. The people of Paul and Molly’s church, Harvest Bible Chapel were together for a Christmas breakfast and service. The family of God called happy greetings to one another as they enjoyed breakfast together. Laughter filled the room. Smiles were everywhere.
There is a special group of bees from the mountains of Bulgaria. Why are these bees special? Well they aren’t knitting sweaters or singing show tunes. But they are…
How much ministry can you fit into one week? Well, if you’re ITMI’s Daniel and Blueberry Machlowski in Poland…quite a bit. After their first year of marriage, you might be really surprised at what they do in a week. But, then again, if you know Daniel – maybe it’s not so surprising!
What, exactly, is a “Word Zone” meeting? We mention them quite a bit. Do you know what they are? At Gospel Joy’s Gospel Music Workshops, participants discover…
Brooke was recently a guest on the Mom Struggling Well Podcast, where she shared honestly and candidly. I’ve heard and even told these stories, but hearing Brooke’s voice tell it left my cheeks streaming with tears. You won’t be sorry you listened to this podcast.
Fifteen to twenty youth sat cross-legged on the floor of a Polish home on a Friday night. Most leaned back on whatever was behind them. A wall, a furnace, a futon. They gathered to pray, worship, learn God’s story and fellowship.