The Need

kent reisenauerITMI's staff enables believers all over the world to partner with each other for the benefit of God's kingdom.

Kent's extensive project management experience and organizational skills are utilized to keep our office staff running efficiently so our partners can be enabled and equipped with as much information and as many resources as possible.

Description

ITMI's mission to serve and empower national workers as they pursue the flourishing of their communities in Jesus' name.

ITMI partners' work spans from taking in unwanted babies, youth outreach, sports ministry, elderly care, outreach in rural and isolated places, provision of physical needs such as medical attention and clean, safe water. But they also include the meeting of spiritual needs, such as the need for community, building up family relationships and Bible translation.

Each of these vital contributions is done in the name of Jesus, for His glory, and in hopes that many would come into a relationship with Him. 

Vicky Waraka, Steve Evers, South Sudan, Church Planting

ITMI serves and empowers nationals around the world as they reach their communities with Good News.

Empowering these national workers requires corralling a massive amount of data, identifying problems and creative solutions, careful accounting and effective communication. In short, empowering the work our partners do consists of a plethora of mini-projects.

That's where Kent comes in.

Kent's extensive project management experience and organizational skills are profoundly appreciated by the entire organization, leading to the completion of impactful projects that otherwise would not be accomplished. 
Kent Rausenauer

History

During the last 10 years Kent has led 5 mission trips through his local church to the countries of Panama and Costa Rica to support the national missionaries and the Guyami Indians. 

These trips helped plant 3 new churches, conduct vacation bible services and help enhance the existing churches through painting, ceramic floor tile, ceilings, providing electricity and children's playground activities.

Kent Reisenauer

Kent with a Guyami girl.

Kent Reisenauer

Kent installing ceramic floor tile for a church in South America.

Goals

1. Serve and empower ITMI partners.
2. Manage projects effectively to enhance the impact of ITMI partners.

Needs

  1. God’s wisdom and discernment for ITMI and projects.
  2. Prayer for his family as he travels.

Latest News

One Year Later, What Difference Does Clean Water and the Gospel Make?

Zambia, Clean Safe Water

ITMI’s Kent Reisenauer arrived at the Lusaka airport, weary after over 24 hours of travel. With some trepidation, he…

Dear Team: Your Gifts Mean Jesus’ Clarity Where Once There Was Confusion

Steve Evers,

Kent and the team then loaded up into a four-wheel-drive vehicle and transported the vehicle on a barge across the massive Zambezi River so that the former architect and project manager could see first-hand the water well drilling in the extremely remote and equally needy villages.

Our Visit to South Sudan, featuring Steve Evers and Kent Reisenauer (Podcast Episode)

Our Visit to South Sudan, Podcast Episode

ITMI’s Steve Evers and Kent Reisenauer tell us all about their time in South Sudan, including: How they managed to get in and stay out of trouble, our partners’ “secret” of how they manage to stay spiritually healthy in the midst of trauma, how Steve met Vicky after being stranded in South Sudan years ago, a jaw-dropping story from Lazarus’ past, and three ways anyone can partner with Vicky and Lazarus to make a big difference for suffering victims of tribal violence.

Supporters Send Our Team with Special Deliveries

These are just a few of the items provided by supporters for our guys to take with them to bless our partners and their ministries. …

More of YOUR IMPACT from Our Trip!

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“There was such a lack of tension and a lack of angst there… We later found out that so many of them have gotten saved through Kawede’s ministry and have been, and are being discipled, that it’s just revolutionized the flavor inside this prison.”

How South Sudan Supporters are Helping Traumatized Families

South Sudan, Lazarus Yezinai, Vicky Waraka

Dorca is a widow in Juba, South Sudan. She and her handful of children live like most of the just under half a million residents of the capital city. There were no others stepping up to feed Dorca’s children. The pressure and responsibility had been unceremoniously dumped on her shoulders. It was up to her – and the Lord. It wasn’t like she could just go get a job.How would she keep these children entrusted to her alive?

Our Visit to Uganda, featuring Steve and Kent (Podcast episode)

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ITMI’s Steve Evers and Kent Reisenauer tell us all about their time in Uganda! They’re sharing all kinds of stories, including an unexpected way the Lord provided while they were purchasing printed Bibles for prisoners, a funny side story involving the purchased Bibles, how they came to have leather covers and what happened when the guys opened the boxes of Bibles and how Steve’s first time preaching in a prison went. You’ll hear numerous ways ITMI supporters have made a big impact in Uganda.

What Our Partners Say About Mission Visits from ITMI

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Johan Leach, Charl van Wyk and Ashley Keller and teachers from Excellence Christian Academy let us know exactly what your involvement means to them. 

Dear Team: Visiting a Slum in Uganda with Kawede

Uganda, Steve Evers, Muhindo Kawede

What struck me in this particular slum – where at least 30% of the residents are refugees from Kawede’s homeland – was that the people live in such filthy conditions, it’s hard to describe.

International Incident Averted! An update from our mission team.

uganda, steve evers, mission visits

“Something funny happened as we waited for our departure plane in Phoenix,” Steve says. It was 10pm on a Tuesday night. We were waiting to board our plane in the crowded waiting area. Other than the normal amount of TSA security-induced tension in the room, it was a fairly subdued crowd.

A Story of Gratitude

gratitude, Uganda, Francis, Steve Evers

Francis could not hold his gratitude at bay. With tears of gratitude, maybe even relief, he fell to his knees and flung his arms around the legs of ITMI’s Steve Evers, sobbing. “Thank you. Thank you…” he kept repeating. What Steve was empowered by ITMI supporters to do was simple. For Francis, it was life-changing.

South Sudanese Widow’s Life Changed by Biblical Training

Steve Evers, Vicky Waraka, South Sudan

Nursa stood, facing the congregation of her fellow believers who had gathered for an evening service in Juba, South Sudan. “God is Good,” she reminded them, and she illuminated how He’d been good to her personally. Nursa, a widow, attended the SALT Financial training ITMI’s Steve Evers and Kent Reisenauer gave earlier this year…

Too Giddy to Discipline

ECA, Zambia, Steve Evers

“I am too happy and I cannot discipline you!” she told the students. What made normally very restrained and professional teachers too giddy to discipline their students? Find out more…

Straight from the Field

Steve Evers, Travel

The trip began with an airplane fire over the ocean and a vehicle robbery. Not exactly how you’d choose to begin a 4 week trek through South Africa and Zambia.

8 Improvements to Vicky’s Property that Reveal What Life is Like in South Sudan

Vicky’s home isn’t like anything we’re used to seeing. Physically, its uniquely South Sudanese. These 8 improvements will illuminate life in South Sudan. But it isn’t just the physical differences between living in South Sudan and other parts of the world that make this home a special place.

Just in Time

Just in Time, ITMI Monthly

After three long days of labor, Laizah was experiencing complications and still had not given birth. The doctor ordered a C-section procedure. “If you don’t have money, they usually use student doctors or nurses to do the operation,” her husband, Cozmore, explains.

Almost Arrested: A Day We’ll Never Forget

Steve Evers, South Sudan,

It dawned as normal as a morning can be for Americans visiting Juba, South Sudan. But it turned out to be a day we’ll never forget.ITMI’s Kent Reisenauer and I waited in our hotel’s small restaurant. Vicky Waraka, our long-time South Sudanese partner, was late for our breakfast meeting. 

Steve’s Preaching Adventure in Uganda

Steve Evers, Uganda

It was a tranquil Sunday morning. The town of Kampala, Uganda had not yet awakened. The tropical birds and insects, filled the air with clatter and squeaking as they searched for their breakfast. I enjoyed the calming effects of distant, traditional whole-choir numbers from an open-air Catholic parish even as they competed with faint chants from a nearer Muslim mosque. The tranquility of the morning would be long-gone later that afternoon.

What I Learned from a 9-Year-Old

Steve Evers, Uganda

We just wanted to go to Katooga slum to get a few photos telling the story of what life is like in much of Uganda, give out a few “sweets” and not cause a scene. But Francis had other plans.