The Need

Steve 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

Charl Gets a Shocking and Serious Warning, featuring Charl van Wyk (Podcast Episode)

Charl gets a shocking warning

In part 3, Charl and Steve Evers are chatting about a practicing witch’s observation of the power of the ministry in Stone Hill, what happened when one of the believing young men in Stone Hill was commanded by his fathers to make a sacrifice to his ancestors, the surprising response of youth in Stone Hill when invited out to lunch after their wrestling competition, and three things we can hold up in prayer for Charl and his ministry.

Merry Christmas from Your Partners

Merry Christmas from Your Partners, December 2019

During this season of giving, we asked ITMI partners to share their heartfelt answers to several questions. May their answers bless and encourage you!

Thinking Clearly: An Unexpected Testimony featuring Charl van Wyk

charl van wyk, south africa

In Part 2 of Steve’s interview with ITMI’s Charl van Wyk, Charl tells some wonderful and uplifting stories about the observed difference the Gospel makes in the lives of African believers, plus one teacher’s interesting observation about her believing students that may (but really shouldn’t) surprise us, and where Charl was and what he was doing when an outreach almost started a riot – and how he escaped.

Jaw-Dropping Stories from South Africa featuring Charl van Wyk

Podcast Episode: Jaw-Dropping Stories from South Africa featuring Charl van Wyk, South Africa, Charl van Wyk

In this episode, ITMI Director, Steve Evers is interviewing our South African partner, Charl van Wyk.  He’s not pulling punches or sugarcoating the truth, he’s telling it just like it is. 
Charl shares some unbelievable stories of what life is like in South Africa right now, including…

Dear Team: A gift that means much, much more than the dollar amount given.

steve evers, dear team

Allow me to share with you a testimony from Muhindo Kawede, our partner in Uganda. I hope you can read between the lines and experience some of the challenges he had and the unfairness directed at him by church leaders in the Congo when he “spoke the truth in love” to them.

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

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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.

Dear Team: to be Honest, I’m Hurting

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It has been a challenging couple of months.  Not so much for what has happened to me personally, but what has been placed in the lap of those that I love and care for.  

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!

uganda, south sudan, steve evers, kent reisenauer

“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.

Dear Team: The Latest News and Lessons from the Field

Dear Team, Steve Evers, Zambia, India

It was a text you wouldn’t want to receive. The photos that came with it provided visual confirmation of the news.

Dear Team: Are We Teachable

dear team, steve evers, itmi monthly

This month, I felt led to share with you this need for teach-ability. God can use anyone and anything to get our attention and grow us to a level that only He knows we are intended for.

Why We’re Going Back – 7 Behind the Scenes Ways Missions Trips Benefit Everyone

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After narrowly escaping arrest in South Sudan, many might decide not to go back. But a return mission trip to Uganda and South Sudan is currently in the works for ITMI’s Steve Evers and Kent Reisenauer. Why risk entering a corrupt third world country where you can get arrested for recording a video interview with a friend at her house? Simply stated, the benefits are far-reaching and numerous.

Dear Team: An Exciting Video from India

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It was a short video, and was a tad grainy, but it showed clearly what challenges the people of rural India, and as a matter of fact, the rest of the world live under.The video was sent to me by our partner Paul in India. If we could show you the video it would show…

Onlookers Receive Christ While 32 New Believers are Baptized in South Sudan!

Jahim Buli, South Sudan

January was an exciting month at Word of Life Church in Juba, South Sudan!