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In June of 2020, when the entire world was locking down and staying home to avoid spreading COVID-19, thousands of residents of South Sudan and Sudan living near the White Nile river were forced to leave their homes. 

The believers delivering the food were so excited to help others they were crying. In an environment where even the young and healthy have succumbed to COVID-19, these believers that Paul has discipled were eager to risk their health and their lives to share Jesus with the hurting. “Let us go to the streets!” they beg.

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. 

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Our Partners Respond to the Crisis in India with Your Support

As the lockdowns in India lifted slightly over the last two weeks, ITMI partners, Paul and Molly, have

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Crisis in India: Your Response

The believers delivering the food were so excited to help others they were crying. In an environment where even the young and healthy have succumbed to COVID-19, these believers that Paul has discipled were eager to risk their health and their lives to share Jesus with the hurting. “Let us go to the streets!” they beg.

Project Joseph, India

How the Fleeting Has Led to Lasting Impact

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. 

ITMI’s Lazarus Yezinai stood behind the off-white vehicle whose back end was loaded with large white bags containing Project Joseph food provisions for fifty-five households. He…

“The experience has been life-changing…” says Given Singogo, “My prayer life has a new lease on life due to…” 

In June of 2020, when the entire world was locking down and staying home to avoid spreading COVID-19, thousands of residents of South Sudan and Sudan living near the White Nile river were forced to leave their homes. 

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More Project Joseph Stories and New Believers!

ITMI’s Lazarus Yezinai stood behind the off-white vehicle whose back end was loaded with large white bags containing Project Joseph food provisions for fifty-five households. He…

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“The Experience Has Been Life-Changing,” says Zambian Believer.

“The experience has been life-changing…” says Given Singogo, “My prayer life has a new lease on life due to…” 

Vicky Waraka, South Sudan, Project Joseph

Food and the Gospel for Flood Victims in South Sudan

In June of 2020, when the entire world was locking down and staying home to avoid spreading COVID-19, thousands of residents of South Sudan and Sudan living near the White Nile river were forced to leave their homes. 

THE CONTEXT

When the COVID-19 pandemic caused governments to enforce lock downs, many became unable to feed their families almost overnight. Impoverished families who leave their homes each day to earn enough money to feed their family that evening, were instantly hungry.

Project Joseph uses this unique opportunity to share Jesus with the hurting through food distribution outreaches our partners set up. Every outreach includes two components: the gift of food and the Gospel.

WHAT YOUR SUPPORT DOES

Extend the Gospel

Project Joseph outreaches offer our partners the opportunity to share Jesus with those whose paths they might not otherwise cross.

Feed the Hungry

Through Project Joseph outreaches, the hungry are fed both with physical provision and the spiritual food of hope and truth.

Enhance Regular Ministry

As our partners conduct these outreaches, their regular ministries are being enlarged by gaining favor with authorities and drawing people in to their ongoing ministries.

COUNTRIES

Where Project Joseph Operates

India

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South Africa

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South Sudan

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Zambia

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Zimbabwe

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HISTORY

When ITMI's David and Taru Kumar got news of the COVID-19 lock down in their state, they were distraught. Their primary school was forced to close. This meant children who rely on the school for daily meals would be confined to the tiny, makeshift lean-tos where their families lived.

David and Taru knew that quickly, these impoverished, marginalized families would be without anything to eat.

The Lord led Steve to suggest that, like Joseph, they begin stockpiling food and planning an outreach to help these families with food. When supporters heard this, they were eager to help, and 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.

“I can’t afford groceries this month,” Onthalie* mumbled, her eyes were glued to the tops of her shoes as she confessed her situation…

Seven-year-old Paul had to stop attending school to help his family eat. Paul normally attends classes at the Caleb Center for Children with Autism, but during the COVID-19 pandemic, he had to help his sister sell goods at the market to help his family eat.

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.

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Project Joseph: Sharing the Gospel through Food in South Africa and Zambia

“I can’t afford groceries this month,” Onthalie* mumbled, her eyes were glued to the tops of her shoes as she confessed her situation…

ECA, Project Joseph, Zambia, Audrey Kalunga

Seven-Year-Old Has to Stop Attending School to Help His Family Eat

Seven-year-old Paul had to stop attending school to help his family eat. Paul normally attends classes at the Caleb Center for Children with Autism, but during the COVID-19 pandemic, he had to help his sister sell goods at the market to help his family eat.

Kuluda Aziza stared at her palms as they rested in her lap. The complex white and cornflower blue pattern of her dress behind her hands went blurry, reminding her to blink. What she’d just heard struck her in a way nothing had before.

David Raj Kumar turned to look at his wife, Taru, as the video call with ITMI Director, Steve Evers, concluded and his face disappeared from the screen of their phone. “Are we really going to do this?” her raised eyebrows said.

Project Joseph, South Sudan, Lazarus Yezinai

Meet Project Joseph’s New Believers!

Kuluda Aziza stared at her palms as they rested in her lap. The complex white and cornflower blue pattern of her dress behind her hands went blurry, reminding her to blink. What she’d just heard struck her in a way nothing had before.

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Retired Arizona Couple Honors Riot Victims in India

David Raj Kumar turned to look at his wife, Taru, as the video call with ITMI Director, Steve Evers, concluded and his face disappeared from the screen of their phone. “Are we really going to do this?” her raised eyebrows said.