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“I’m looking for Cozmore,” the visitor said loudly as he wove through the crowd of widows. 

Allow me to share a short example of this via a story that ITMI’s Charl van Wyk recently shared. …

What the Dream Girls ministry is like and how much it means to the young girls who participate in it. 

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5 Things You Should Know About the Gwayi River Mission Base in Zimbabwe

“I’m looking for Cozmore,” the visitor said loudly as he wove through the crowd of widows. 

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Dear Team: The Situation in Eastern Europe

I underestimated the range of emotions that would confront me on my recent trip to Poland, Romania, and Ukraine. …

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A Glimpse Inside the Dream Girls Ministry in Stone Hill, South Africa (Video)

What the Dream Girls ministry is like and how much it means to the young girls who participate in it. 

A police officer explained to Thuto and his mother that should they go ahead with charging the officers, Thuto would be rearrested. …

There we were minding our own business, Thuto and I, driving to our Bible study group for young men in the Stone Hill informal settlement.

As we neared the settlement, I became acutely aware of a police vehicle, with siren blaring, suddenly emerging behind me.

“Why have you forgotten us?” These are piercing words that came from the believers in the Democratic Republic of Congo to the missionary community.  The believers of the DRC know the answer, but they still long in their hearts to have this fact erased from their reality. …

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Update on the Wrongful Arrest in Stone Hill

A police officer explained to Thuto and his mother that should they go ahead with charging the officers, Thuto would be rearrested. …

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My Run-in With the Police

There we were minding our own business, Thuto and I, driving to our Bible study group for young men in the Stone Hill informal settlement.

As we neared the settlement, I became acutely aware of a police vehicle, with siren blaring, suddenly emerging behind me.

DEAR TEAM: Our God is a Global God

“Why have you forgotten us?” These are piercing words that came from the believers in the Democratic Republic of Congo to the missionary community.  The believers of the DRC know the answer, but they still long in their hearts to have this fact erased from their reality. …

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.

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

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

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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.

“Pastor Ali died in the pulpit, while preaching on a Sunday,” Alick remembers…

Stone Hill sounds like it could be the name of a planned neighborhood, like one you or I might live in. But in reality, Stone Hill or Kliphuewel in the local tongue, is just the opposite. …

We asked our partners to share some of the ways Jesus’ kingdom was advanced this year. We hope you are encouraged by their answers and the special messages they have for you!

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Merry Christmas from Your ITMI Partners!

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