It was a voice I knew very well. The tone and accent were familiar sounds that I had spent a lot of time with. Almost immediately, I was concerned.
“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.
On the shores of the world’s largest tropical lake, you might expect to find expensive vacation homes and resorts, booming real estate sales as buyers vie for lakefront property, and beaches thriving with tourists. But that isn’t at all what you would find on visiting one of the many remote peninsulas jutting from the North shores of Lake Victoria in Uganda.
Although 75% of Zambians identify themselves as “Protestant” and another 20% identify as Roman Catholic, witchcraft and domestic violence are culturally acceptable practices. Let’s stop and think about that for a minute. How could this be? Many sincerely want to follow the Lord, but aren’t sure where their culture contradicts His ways. So they keep […]
It was a tranquil Sunday morning. The town of Kampala, Uganda had not yet awakened. The tropical birds and insects, filled the air with clatter and squeaking as they searched for their breakfast. I enjoyed the calming effects of distant, traditional whole-choir numbers from an open-air Catholic parish even as they competed with faint chants from a nearer Muslim mosque. The tranquility of the morning would be long-gone later that afternoon.
I am most thankful this year to the Lord for the trials of…
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…
Ralston and Provia eloped 3 years ago before knowing Christ. They were saved through the outreach of ISM students and joined Bible Mission Church on ISM’s campus. They matured spiritually and…
Revealed in this article:
The simple idea that shockingly, many in remote villages don’t know exists.
An exciting example of the impact you’ve had in Zambia.
How discipleship can work even when you don’t live near those you disciple.
Three groups that have received 2 amazing and important benefits from the Kellers’ Container Project.
Could that church feasibly expect to attract attendees from outside the faith? Other faiths?
In this article:
Why a church would even meet where pigs used to live.
3 keys to the growth of the “piggery” church.
The amazing growth rate of this unconventional church.
What led to one woman’s incredible change of heart.