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Just this morning as I exited the freeway that leads to our ITMI office, there stood at the intersection a disheveled man that probably was not as old as the years he carried on his body and face, holding a cardboard sign that simply stated, “Ever feel invisible?” 

When word of pandemic-related lockdowns first reached us, it seemed for a moment that many of our partners’ ministries would grind to a halt. Schools that were the main point of contact with needy families would be closed. Churches wouldn’t be able to gather. But quickly, ITMI’s role became clear: help our partners make the most of these God-orchestrated opportunities. Project Joseph was born. 

Olga and Cozmore share what they’ve seen as on-the-ground workers doing Project Joseph outreaches. They share the short and long-term impact of your Project Joseph gifts.

Zimbabwe, Charl van Wyk, Cozmore, Project Joseph

DEAR TEAM: No One is Invisible to Our God

Just this morning as I exited the freeway that leads to our ITMI office, there stood at the intersection a disheveled man that probably was not as old as the years he carried on his body and face, holding a cardboard sign that simply stated, “Ever feel invisible?” 

Piotr Zaremba, Poland

The Internet Pastor: Wielding Digital Tools and Connections to Expand the Gospel’s Reach

Filip* was surprised by the realization. After years of claiming there was no God, he now believed there was one. It was a psychoanalysis book that changed his mind.  Filip didn’t know Jesus yet, but he was searching. He began…

Olga, Stone Hill, South Africa

Project Joseph Impact: On-the-Ground Workers’ Perspective

Olga and Cozmore share what they’ve seen as on-the-ground workers doing Project Joseph outreaches. They share the short and long-term impact of your Project Joseph gifts.

In some ways, Dr. Bradley Kuhn is like many other doctors you might find in South Africa. He operates a medical practice in Durbanville, a suburb of Cape Town. He attends church faithfully at Durbanville Community Church. But Dr. Kuhn isn’t an ordinary doctor. …

Because of the overwhelming generosity and compassion of ITMI donors, we are gearing up for another round of provision-enabled Gospel delivery by our partners! Meanwhile, Charl van Wyk and his team are…

Garai felt his stomach rumble in anticipation of a taste of “sadza ne nyama ye huku” as he joined the line of children waiting for a meal. Eventually the boy stepped into the shade of the lone tree where the large pot – almost as tall as him – was situated. Garai lives in a rural area of impoverished Zimbabwe, where…

stone hill, south africa, medical clinic

5 Lives Impacted at the Stone Hill Medical Clinic

In some ways, Dr. Bradley Kuhn is like many other doctors you might find in South Africa. He operates a medical practice in Durbanville, a suburb of Cape Town. He attends church faithfully at Durbanville Community Church. But Dr. Kuhn isn’t an ordinary doctor. …

lazarus, project joseph, south sudan

Project Joseph Update

Because of the overwhelming generosity and compassion of ITMI donors, we are gearing up for another round of provision-enabled Gospel delivery by our partners! Meanwhile, Charl van Wyk and his team are…

Charl van Wyk, Zimbabwe

How You Can Be Part of a Long-term Solution for the Hurting and Hungry

Garai felt his stomach rumble in anticipation of a taste of “sadza ne nyama ye huku” as he joined the line of children waiting for a meal. Eventually the boy stepped into the shade of the lone tree where the large pot – almost as tall as him – was situated. Garai lives in a rural area of impoverished Zimbabwe, where…

THE CONTEXT

It's well-known among Christian workers in Africa that the church there is "an inch deep and a mile wide."

Without access to books and written materials, many believers don't even own their own Bible!

And their pastor might not, either.

In fact, though incredibly sincere, he may have only been saved recently himself!

Without discipleship or examples of how a life is lived in light of God's Word and truth, it isn't unheard of for someone to become saved and simply continue old religious customs and ways of life while changing the name of the deity to "Jesus."

Charl's ministry seeks to establish kingdom-focused, Biblical communities that live for Jesus and reach the lost for Him.  Charl proactively educates the Church and seeks to renew minds with a Biblical worldview.

Charl and his team are praying and working toward building a generation of young, Christ-centered, Gospel-driven servant leaders who are equipped to take action in a broken world.

WHAT YOUR SUPPORT DOES

Reaches and Equips Marginalized Youth for Christ

Your support helps Charl reach youth in Africa with the Gospel and equip them to live for Christ through outreaches and youth ministries.

Enables Gospel-Spreading Development Projects

Your support helps Charl facilitate strategic development projects that serve as catalysts for the sharing of the Gospel and discipleship.

Multiplies the Ministry of African Believers

Your support helps Charl work with faithful, godly african believers, leaders and pastors enhancing their ability to reach people for Jesus.

HISTORY

In 1993, Charl was worshipping with his church on a Sunday when terrorists entered the building and opened gunfire on the congregation. This incident later became known as the St. James Massacre.

Charl used his firearm to return fire, valiantly protecting those around him. Surprised by someone shooting back at them, the attack was diffused quickly and many lives were saved.

Charl received a citation from General Acker of the South African Police for his courage under fire.

Charl's courage and subsequent graciousness toward his attackers has yielded him several opportunities to witness to his attackers - he even got to share God's good news about forgiveness at one of their conventions!

Several of the leaders of this terrorist group received Christ as a result of their relationship with Charl.

Charl van Wyk, South Africa

Charl explains and demonstrates God's forgiveness at a conference full of terrorists who attacked his church. 

Charl van Wyk, forgiveness, shooting back

Charl shares Jesus with the terrorists who once attacked his church.

Charl van Wyk, forgiveness, shooting back

Charl offering forgiveness and a Bible to one of the men who attacked his church.

Charl shares this story in his book, Shooting Back - The Right and Duty of Self-Defense.

Shooting Back - The Right and Duty of Self-Defense

by Charl van Wyk

The distinct staccato of automatic fire from assault rifles—followed by scattered screams—shattered the silence of the Sunday evening service.

A band of terrorists burst into the sanctuary and began executing, with icy effectiveness, their heinous plans of mass murder.

Conventional wisdom questions how much can we really accomplish with little? As mere humans, we tend to believe that a lot more can be achieved if we have large financial resources, talented manpower, and innovative ideas. But these things don’t really matter to God.

By Olga, a believer living in Stone Hill, South Africa.

“The Kingdom of God is now advancing in ways we never thought possible; hope is being restored daily and none of this would’ve happened without your special donation, we truly appreciate the partnership,” writes Pastor Vuyo of Gugulethu, outside CapeTown, South Africa. Pastor Vuyo’s church ministers in a tough area, known as “gangster land.” Last month…

I can not go to Poland. I am not allowed to minister in Romania.  I would not be allowed to get on a plane to most any of the countries that ITMI has obediently ministered in for almost 40 years. The world is pretty much shut down for foreign missionaries. Unless you are…

How Little Becomes Plenty, South Africa, Charl van Wyk, Stone Hill

How Little Becomes Plenty

Conventional wisdom questions how much can we really accomplish with little? As mere humans, we tend to believe that a lot more can be achieved if we have large financial resources, talented manpower, and innovative ideas. But these things don’t really matter to God.

By Olga, a believer living in Stone Hill, South Africa.

South Africa, Stone Hill, Charl van Wyk

The Gospel is Advancing in Ways We Never Thought Possible!

“The Kingdom of God is now advancing in ways we never thought possible; hope is being restored daily and none of this would’ve happened without your special donation, we truly appreciate the partnership,” writes Pastor Vuyo of Gugulethu, outside CapeTown, South Africa. Pastor Vuyo’s church ministers in a tough area, known as “gangster land.” Last month…

Dear Team, Steve Evers, Project Joseph

Dear Team: “The World is Pretty Much Shut Down for Foreign Missionaries …or is it?

I can not go to Poland. I am not allowed to minister in Romania.  I would not be allowed to get on a plane to most any of the countries that ITMI has obediently ministered in for almost 40 years. The world is pretty much shut down for foreign missionaries. Unless you are…

Our partners have been reaching out and sharing some truly encouraging verses and thoughts with regard to the Coronavirus pandemic. Their unique perspectives and experiences plus a variety of cultural backgrounds means they’ve shared encouragement we may not have thought to remind ourselves of.

When Olga and Lwazikazi got saved, they would never have guessed what they’d voluntarily do to Lwazikazi’s home. It was a cold August evening in Stone Hill, South Africa. …

Encouraging Words and Verses from our Partners

Encouraging Words and Verses from ITMI Partners

Our partners have been reaching out and sharing some truly encouraging verses and thoughts with regard to the Coronavirus pandemic. Their unique perspectives and experiences plus a variety of cultural backgrounds means they’ve shared encouragement we may not have thought to remind ourselves of.

Stone Hill, South Africa

Two Stone Hill Women Met Jesus. What They’re Doing Now is Inspiring.

When Olga and Lwazikazi got saved, they would never have guessed what they’d voluntarily do to Lwazikazi’s home. It was a cold August evening in Stone Hill, South Africa. …