A four-man team ventured across the wild Zambezi River in canoes last month. When you set off into the secluded area with little contact to the outside world, you’re never sure what will happen. Only those up for an adventure need apply. This trip did not disappoint…
Your “inside” look at recent ministry in South Sudan and what’s ahead for ITMI next month, straight from Steve.
Seeing new things being constructed is thrilling. The formation of something new holds a myriad of possibilities to ignite our imaginations. But the construction of this building is scintillating because of the hope it represents.
It’s a new year! We all enjoy the beauty of a fresh start. Who doesn’t look forward to the new freshness of a warm spring day? But before we close the book on 2017, allow me to share with you a special bit of news…
“So I needed to repent, which I did, but the Lord was not finished with me, for the ‘Song of Solomon’ lay ahead.”
What is one way ITMI supporters directly made an impact for God’s Kingdom this year? This year, Ascension Lutheran and ITMI…
The elderly shook their heads in understanding. Teachers and evangelists from the east bank of the Zambezi River were visiting their village. The teachers traced back the dark past of ancestral and pagan worship of the villages to where they are finding themselves now….
Early this morning while sitting next to the Zambezi River, these two Hawks decided to perch in the tree above me. Slowly I brought my camera up and started shooting away. As my camera clicked away the hawks graciously took off now having broken twigs in their beaks. It was not long when a crow arrived on the scene, and with some audacity started stealing the twigs from the nest that the Hawks were building.
Village or remote outreach is a regular part of our ministry in Zambia. Over the years I have learned that if there’s one thing you can expect in Africa, it is the unexpected. In spades. We even have a name for it: “The Africa Factor”. (I hope you hear ominous music in the background, because believe me, you should.) A few weeks ego I experienced an epic edition of this phenomena.
“I used to think, ‘All for one and one for all,’ is what village life is all about, right? That the villages are populated by the “noble savage” and lead a connected, unified community life,” says ITMI’s Timothy Keller. But unfortunately, this version of village life may be popular in Hollywood and children’s tales, its simply not what Timothy has found after over a decade of ministry in African villages. “Rural Africa is