GIVE NOW Romania Nestled in the rolling countryside of beautiful but rugged rural Romania is ITMI’s Casa Dorca Orphanage. Casa Dorca is more than an orphanage. Casa Dorca is a family. At Casa Dorca, the older children don’t bully the younger ones, they watch out for them. At Casa Dorca, the children are raised with […]
Imagine you are an orphan in Romania. Maybe you’ve been begging on the streets in a big city. Maybe you’ve been recently removed from your home because whatever family member you were with couldn’t take care of you anymore. But if you were one of the blessed ones who got to go to ITMI’s Casa Dorca Orphanage in rural Prillipet, Romania, you’d probably…
God has definitely given ITMI’s Paul and Molly more than they can handle! Paul and Molly are raising, educating and providing for 23 children. On a missionary pastor’s income. In the slums of India. Yeah, that’s more than they can handle. And God keeps using it to point to His goodness and tender care for these most treasured girls.
In the late afternoon, Dr. Nick took us to Prilipet (pronounced, “Pray-lee-pit”) near Bozovici, to see a building that used to be an orphanage operated by the Baptists. It was built in 1927. In 1950 the communists closed it down and marched the forty children to…
Cipi (pronounced “Chipy”) was 12 when he came to ITMI’s Casa Dorca Orphanage in Prillipet, Romania with his brother and sister. One of his earliest memories was…
Christmas is a time of year when many who would otherwise be uninterested in things of God are more receptive to His message. So whatever their resources, ITMI partners are often found creatively designing ways to reach people around them this time of year. The result?
God put the situation of 3 orphaned children living with their grandma on the heart of ITMI’s Jahim Buli, giving Jahim the opportunity to be part of the provision of school fees for these orphans in an unexpected way and from an unexpected source.
Ten-year-old Ayasha had been through a lot in her single decade of life. Her parents were both taken from her by the sweeping epidemic ripping its way through the Zulu people of Zulu Natal, South Africa. After her mother passed away, she’d gone to live with her grandmother. A widow responsible for 7 other children, Ayasha’s cousins and siblings, her grandmother was having a hard time feeding them all.
Frequent kidnappings. Drugs freely available to all. Sub-par academics. Untruths taught about the world. These are the educational guarantees of the Indian government schools in the part of India where ITMI partners, Paul and Molly live and minister. The private Hindu school is God’s provision for their 19 rescued and loved daughters, and Paul and Molly are incredibly thankful to be able to send their girls to a nearby school. In contrast with government schools, it’s the best thing available.
You’d never believe it, but behind this wonderful smile is a story of hardship and pain. Andile was born with Spina Bifida, and is disabled from the waist down as a result. He lives the same community as ITMI partners, Kelly and Cherise Smith in Zulu Natal, South Africa.