It was an early morning in South Sudan.Martha (name changed) fearfully peeked between the bamboo that formed a bathroom structure. She didn’t dare breathe. Even the sound of a breath could make it the last one she drew into her throbbing chest. Her eyes were dry. She didn’t even dare to blink. She watched from behind the bamboo as her neighbors murdered her brothers and sisters.
Timothy held his breath, wondering if everyone in the room would stand up and walk out.ITMI’s Timothy Keller was at the front of a room full of Zambian leaders and pastors. He had just…
When ITMI’s Paul opened a small corner market in India, his original vision was to provide jobs for young widows in his church who were looked upon as a burden by their family. When they started bringing home income, everything changed for them. But the impact of the small corner store has grown far bigger than we could’ve imagined.
“After singing her solo, she said this was the first time when it was not a performance for her, but a real prayer and a time of worship.” What led to such a change?
My one-year-old son dreams of playing professional sports. I know this because I was tackled and fouled throughout the whole night. He also scored a couple of goals with my nose. Morning breaks me and I get up. I’m suppose to share devotions at the police station, but I’m not sure if I can make it. Between my overactive MVP son and the continuously barking dog, I don’t think I’d slept at all.I try taking multiple doses of caffeinated starting fluid, but my brain still maintains its hazy fog.
One Sunday late in November 2016, a tall, thin man ducked through the doorway of the gathering of Bible Mission Church. It was his first time there. It was also his first time in a church, ever.
It was a Sunday in July of this year. We were in our normal Sunday service and there was an intensive war with big artilleries and helicopter was hovering over us.
Usually during the week of funeral services there is very little mention to where the deceased now finds him or herself. Even those conducting the funeral services are usually unsure about what happens to the deceased after death. Sometimes at these services there will be terrible crying, especially when paying last respects to the deceased at the open coffin. Ouma’s funeral was completely different!
I’ve seen God sustain me in some amazing ways this year. One morning…
What led the neighbors of Mark Parris’ church in South Africa to refer to Durbanville Community Church as “the Pizza Church?”