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Bread of Life was founded by ITMI’s Richard and Brooke Nungesser to reach the homeless and forgotten in Poland with the love of Jesus. Bread of Life serves in many cities across Poland, as well as Moldova, Ivory Coast, Zimbabwe and Pakistan. Bread of Life’s programs provide the opportunity for Christians be equipped to love and serve the […]

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THE CONTEXT

 

ITMI's Richard and Brooke Nungesser arrived in Poland to teach English for what they thought would be a two-year short-term mission just days before September 11, 2001. When Richard saw the plight of Poznan's homeless, he began taking hot tea to the throngs of homeless and hurting who took refuge in the city's train stations.

Together, the Nungessers founded Bread of Life, an organization that shares Jesus with the homeless, hurting and overlooked and equips many to do the same.

In addition to their work as founders of Bread of Life, Richard is the pastor of Poznan International Church, an English-speaking church reaching the many internationals who move to Poznan to live, work and study.

WHAT YOUR SUPPORT DOES

Reach the Hurting

Your support of Richard and Brooke Nungesser provides Bread of Life with passionate and energetic leaders who enable many believers around the world to put feet to their faith by loving and reaching the suffering around them in Jesus' name and for His glory.

Provide a Shepherd

Your support provides a pastor for Poznan International Church where Internationals can be welcomed, reached with the Good News and equipped to take Christ to their home countries.

Equip and Send Believers

Richard and Brooke's ministry in Poland equips believers to serve and love with Christ's love, and provides them opportunities to do it!

HISTORY

Richard and Brooke Nungesser have equipped and discipled nationals to serve by volunteering in and advocating for Bread of Life programs and Poznan International Church.

Richard Nungesser shares the story of Bread of Life's humble beginning...

It's just past 10:00pm, after all the commuters have returned home. I sat alone with 80 homeless strangers in the Central Train Station of Poznan, Poland. A frigid, smelly, dank train station full of forgotten faces and empty eyes.

I see them slouched over in chairs, laying on the windowsills or congregated in the hallways. Their smells permeate the air with a stench so rancid it churns my stomach.

To this day I can vividly remember and identify the pungent aroma - urine, alcohol, and body odor. I am simultaneously frightened and exhilarated. A rustling sound is heard by the nearest trash can.

A man’s blistered, red and dirty hands are digging through the bin in search of something. I watch intently focused on what he would produce and knowingly eat. He pulls out a McDonald’s cup with a swallow of tepid liquid left. He proceeds to remove the lid and greedily gulp the remainder.

Nauseated by the extremes - and the decisions, choices and actions of the people here, I produce a thermos with enough tea for 3. I scrounge in my own pockets and pull out 2 granola bars and a small bag of trail mix.

Before I proceed, I sit in the waiting room and pray, “Lord, please make this like the multiplying of the loaves and the fish.”

I pray confidently, knowing that with God all things are possible.

The Lord gave me enough strength to approach them that night and I was able to minister to three individuals. Nine months later, with the help of my wife and our Polish friends, God has multiplied the tea and snacks.

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Co-founder, Richard Nungesser with a homeless friend in Moldova. 

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