“Catch a flight out of South Sudan as soon as possible.” I was looking at a few-day-old communique from the US Government containing that warning for any Americans who might find themselves in South Sudan. There was even an offer to US citizens who “are unable to get a flight out, contact us and we will assist.” I was scheduled to be on a flight to South Sudan that very week.
ITMI partners, Paul and Molly are serving in India alongside Paul’s family of national Christian workers. Together the family operates a sports ministry for impoverished youth from the slums, after-school tutoring centers as well as training local pastors and shepherding a total of 3 churches – a mother and two daughter church plants.
ITMI partner, Charl van Wyk, has given his life to this cause. He teaches and preaches the Gospel all over Africa, evangelizing and discipling God’s people and those who haven’t yet joined the family of God.He’s published books. He’s done exegesis on his culture. He’s lectured. He’s preached. He’s gotten his hands dirty. His life has been threatened. Here are three incredible opportunities to partner with Charl to see the good news reach Africans with the life-changing message.
Thank you for carrying these burdens with us! Paul had a huddle with our oldest girls yesterday (9,10 and 11). They are asking many questions about their births now.
Life marches on. We are all swept away by this journey that God has purposed for us. New things begin and old things fade away. We recently saw a couple precious new additions to the ITMI family.
The Gorski’s recently added a third child to their family! Now they are in need of some support. Here’s 5 reasons to support the Gorski family.
The morning of, we had 50 radical Hindus ready to fight at our door. Leaders ushered Paul inside to hide in the prayer room as they stood their ground declaring, “You cannot stop us from worshipping today or any other day”.
It started quite a few years ago with one young evangelical pastor who God called to “Translate for Revival” in Poland. You may know 99.97% of Poles identify themselves as part of the state Catholic Church in Poland. You may not know that this majority is extremely suspicious of non-evangelicals. Those who who believe salvation is by faith alone – not works – are considered insane and dangerous.
It’s hard being a woman in India. Women are expected to be quiet and respectful, never speaking out or disagreeing. But it gets worse.The disrespect, violation of rights and utter degradation women experience in India are unthinkable. This disregard of life and value is seen in the occurrence of female infanticide.
In Poland, if you tell someone that Jesus, God of the Universe, wants a relationship with them, it wouldn’t be uncommon for them to respond with a blank stare. They’d be speechless. Although 99% of people in Poland would identify themselves as Roman Catholic, our Polish partners find that often people don’t know what to do with this good news. They feel…