The team knew to expect dishonesty as they planned the outreach. But they were undeterred.
As bags of food were handed to them, they couldn’t hide the gratitude in their eyes. And though they were masked, the masks couldn’t hide the smiles of relief that came from knowing they’d be alright for the weeks ahead. Or the joy triggered by being remembered and cared for.
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.
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…
Our partners have been reaching out and sharing some truly encouraging verses and thoughts with regard to the Coronavirus pandemic. Their unique perspectives and experiences plus a variety of cultural backgrounds means they’ve shared encouragement we may not have thought to remind ourselves of. These words of hope come from all parts of the Bible, yet when brought together, they are unified in the message that we can rest in His sovereignty. May they uplift and feed your spirit!
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.
Though most of their churches have been unable to gather, our partners are continuing to minister. Now is most certainly a time when the people of God worldwide need to be reminded to put their trust in Him.