The Need

Steve Evers, Darlene EversAs ITMI's Director, Steve's leadership enables believers all over the world to partner with each other for the benefit of God's kingdom.

His first-hand knowledge of ITMI partners and their needs allows people to make meaningful connections that allow for greater impact. His advocacy of ITMI partners has resulted in the blessing of many supporters and partners. 

His love for God and love for people surrounds them wherever He goes. He not only works to enable ITMI's partners to do their work, but to give more and more people the blessing of being involved with their God's work in their ministries. 

Description

As ITMI's Director, Steve directs the organization that for some, is their lifeline. He spends his time serving and empowering ITMI partners, using his experience in business, sales and photography. Steve travels to visit, encourage and support ITMI nationals annually, then returns to the US to tell their stories.

Vicky Waraka, Steve Evers, South Sudan, Church Planting

Leaders of a church plant (including ITMI's Vicky Waraka) in South Sudan whose beginnings were inspired by a SALT training he and ITMI's Timothy Keller taught.

Steve Evers, Excellence Christian Academy, Zambia, , Eugene Kalunga

ITMI partners deeply appreciate Steve's dedication and hard work on their behalf.

 

Steve Evers, Jon Dekkers, Steve Lee, Zambezi River, Zambia

Steve traverses the croc-infested Zambezi river with ITMI Board Member, Jon Dekkers and Steve Lee to visit Johan Leach.

Steve Evers, Zambia

Steve demonstrates the gospel in Africa by valuing many that are overlooked in their culture.

Steve Evers, Zambia, Excellence Christian Academy

Steve Evers, Jon Dekkers, India, Paul and Molly's Girls

Steve Evers and Jon Dekkers with a few of Paul and Molly's girls in India.

Steve Evers, South Sudan, Church Plant

Steve encourages a church in South Sudan, newly planted by ITMI partner Jahim Buli.

Preaching, Zambia, Lukulu

Steve shares the gospel with a village in Lukulu, Zambia after they received access to clean, safe drinking water

Steve Evers, Excellence Christian Academy, Zambia

Steve encouraging a class at ITMI's Excellence Christian Academy

Photo by Timothy Keller

 

 

History

In the middle of his successful sales career, during which he served on ITMI's Board of Directors for 4 years, Steve accepted God's call to be ITMI's Director in 2001.

Since that time, God has blessed ITMI with increased ability to serve nationals.

India, Sports Ministry, Soccer, Paul and Molly, Steve Evers

 

 

Goals

1. To serve and empower ITMI partners.
2. Oversee and enhance ITMI's impact.
3. To ”Go and Make Disciples”

Needs

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

Latest News

Dear Team: Where Our Spirit-Directed Passions Led

Dear Team, ITMI Monthly

On Piotr Zaremba’s recent trip to visit the Polish residents of Chicago and New York City, he noticed something interesting. More than once, he heard people muse out loud, “…it really says that…that’s what that meant?”  Many more flashed facial expressions that seemed to be communicating a similar sentiment.

Dear Team: What I’m Hearing Over and Over from Our Partners

Steve Evers,

On my last two trips to South Sudan, Uganda, Zambia and South Africa, and in my discussions with our Indian partners, I was told numerous times that…

Photos: Visiting our Zambian Partners

Zambia, Steve Evers

We wanted to share a few snapshots of our time in Zambia. Thanks for praying us there and back! -Steve and Kent

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.

Dear Team: A Perspective You Won’t Hear from the News

Ukraine, Adi Ban

What do you think of when you hear the name Russia? The images that are created in your mind depend on how old you are, how much news you watch, and where you were born.  

How We Made a Pivotal Difference…for less than $20.

Steve Evers, David and Taru Kumar, India

It was still morning, but the Bangalore sun’s intense rays were already zapping the life out of everything in its path. The humid air weighed a thousand pounds. Taru has suffered from debilitating headaches all her life. The issue seemed temperature-related. Nonetheless…

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.

Dear Team: How to Turn Burdens to Blessings

I had to stop short when I read it. “If God can turn night into day, He can turn your burden into a blessing.”

Dear Team: Windshield Time with Piotr

“Are you sure…can it happen?” I had just asked Piotr Zaremba to go for a ride with me…a very long ride. After checking with the airline, Krystyna (Piotr’s wife) and his leadership team in Poland…

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.

One South Sudanese Man’s Letter: “Everything Has Changed in My Life!”

South Sudan, Jahim Buli

“After you spoke…everything has changed in my life,” wrote one South Sudanese man, a believer who had lived in a family feud with his sister for 8 years. Their angst toward one another had grown so bitter and strong that…

Dear Team: 125 Women Overjoyed With God’s Word

South Sudan, Steve Evers, Vicky Waraka

Your “inside” look at recent ministry in South Sudan and what’s ahead for ITMI next month, straight from Steve.

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.

Dear Team: Interrupting the Cycle of Poverty

Dear Team, Steve Evers, ECA

It’s a new year! We all enjoy the beauty of a fresh start. Who doesn’t look forward to the new freshness of a warm spring day? But before we close the book on 2017, allow me to share with you a special bit of news…

Your Impact in India – From Paul and Molly

Paul and Molly, India

During this season of giving, we asked ITMI partners to give you their heartfelt answers to several questions. These are from Paul and Molly in India. May their answers bless and encourage you!

Dear Team: When We Embarked on this Trip, We Didn’t Expect This

Dear Team, Steve Evers

“I have two different infections. One is pseudomonas and the other is MSSA”, Phil texted me after we returned from our India trip. Pastor Phil McKeown went to battle the spiritual blindness in India and Nepal and yet on a physical level, he realistically could have fought his last fight.