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

Dear Team: God is Using Food to Open People’s Eyes in a World that Doesn’t Know Right from Wrong

Lazarus Yezinai, Hand Washing Jerry Can, South Sudan

Because of the overwhelming generosity and compassion of ITMI donors, we are gearing up for another round of provision-enabled Gospel delivery by our partners! Meanwhile, Charl van Wyk and his team are…

Dear Team: Remember Your Adoption

dear team: remember your adoption

James Innell Packer was the son of a railway clerk in Gloucester, England who was later named one of the 25 Most Influential Evangelicals by Time Magazine in 2005 and was the author of one of the best-selling Christian books of all time, Knowing God. You might know him as…

DEAR TEAM: Project Joseph Has Begun Well. Here’s an Example of Finishing Well

Dear Team, Steve Evers, David Kumar

His name was Frederick Antony Ravi Kumar Zacharias. We all knew him as Ravi Zacharias. A short portion from Ravi’s official obituary reads, “Zacharias’s great-great-great-grandmother shocked her Nambudiri family, the highest caste of the Hindu priesthood, by converting to Christianity. With conversion came a new surname, Zacharias, and a new path that started her descendants on a road to the Christian faith.”

The Gospel is Advancing in Ways We Never Thought Possible!

South Africa, Stone Hill, Charl van Wyk

“The Kingdom of God is now advancing in ways we never thought possible; hope is being restored daily and none of this would’ve happened without your special donation, we truly appreciate the partnership,” writes Pastor Vuyo of Gugulethu, outside CapeTown, South Africa. Pastor Vuyo’s church ministers in a tough area, known as “gangster land.” Last month…

Opportunities to Share Jesus are Pouring in from Around the World!

Coronavirus, Project Joseph, ITMI Monthly

These are not families who have pantries full of supplies from Costco. These are people who leave their homes each morning in hopes that they will earn a few cents to purchase food for that day. Not being able to leave means not being able to eat.

Dear Team: “The World is Pretty Much Shut Down for Foreign Missionaries …or is it?

Dear Team, Steve Evers, Project Joseph

I can not go to Poland. I am not allowed to minister in Romania.  I would not be allowed to get on a plane to most any of the countries that ITMI has obediently ministered in for almost 40 years. The world is pretty much shut down for foreign missionaries. Unless you are…

Celebrating the Gift of Dignity with the “Untouchables” Village featuring Steve Evers and Mark Burritt

slider, india, untouchables village, paul and molly

In this episode, ITMI’s Mark Burritt and Steve Evers share about attending an event unlike anything most of us have ever experienced – the dedication ceremony for the completed restroom and bathroom facility for the village of “untouchable” people.

The Unusual Bus Ride that Changed Someone’s Life featuring Mark Burritt and Steve Evers (Podcast Episode)

India 2019 Podcast Episode,

In this episode, ITMI’s Mark Burritt and Steve Evers tell the story of Taru’s unusual bus ride.  Our partner, Tara, was riding the bus to the slum where she ministers when she noticed a young woman looking at her strangely, and Steve reveals why. Plus, Steve and Mark reflect on their visit to the slum where David and Taru minister, and Steve reveals will never get to visit David’s ministry in remote villages.

Behind the Scenes in India featuring Mark Burritt and Steve Evers

steve evers, mark burritt, india

In this episode, ITMI’s Mark Burritt and Steve Evers share about their last visit with our partners in India. Mark shares what he noticed as a first time visitor to India, and Steve shares something most people don’t know.  

DEAR TEAM: How God used Joseph and what it might mean for us during this worldwide pandemic

dear team, steve evers

I know that times may be tough and uncertain from the human standpoint, but as with Joseph’s story, our God doesn’t operate on our human level. He is not limited to what we can understand…that is why He tells us to trust Him and obey even when the storm is raging. May you rest this month and know the storm is in His hands.

Dear Team: Abundance Without Character

Abundance without Character

Many years ago, I was given this well-worn bit of experiential wisdom by an old-timer, “…don’t discuss religion and politics….”  I hope to follow that advice and to discuss neither in my musings this month. I am reminded, however, of…

Dear Team: The Legacy of Margaret Williams

David and Taru Kumar, India

“It shouldn’t hurt this bad,” read the text message from India. The text came almost three weeks after Mark Burritt and I accompanied ITMI’s David and Taru Kumar to the funeral of Taru’s “mother.”  Taru shared that she is deeply hurting and struggling to sleep. Taru’s “mom” came to rural India as a 30+ year old Australian missionary. She spent the last 60+ years loving on and raising up homeless, orphaned Indian girls. Margaret Williams was 94 years old when she was called to her real home.

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

Steve Evers,

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

dear team, steve evers

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 a jaw-dropping story from Lazarus’ past, and…