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.
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.
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.
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 with a Guyami girl.
Kent installing ceramic floor tile for a church in South America.
1. Serve and empower ITMI partners.
2. Manage projects effectively to enhance the impact of ITMI partners.
- God’s wisdom and discernment for ITMI and projects.
- Prayer for his family as he travels.
In this episode, Kent Reisenauer is telling us all about his last trip to South Africa and Zambia.
He’s talking about visiting Johan and Lesley not long after their home burned down, delivering pillowcase dresses and knitted hats from some US churches to remote villages across the Zambezi River, the progress and impact of Eugene Kalunga’s village school, what happened when Eugene put him on the spot to share something with the students at Excellence Christian Academy, and the baptisms of new Zulu believers he got to witness in South Africa.
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.
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. …
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.
Johan Leach, Charl van Wyk and Ashley Keller and teachers from Excellence Christian Academy let us know exactly what your involvement means to them.
“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.
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.
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…
“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…
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.
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.
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.