As part of the 7 Rivers ministry team, Nobuhle shares Jesus through visits to the elderly, an after-school youth soccer ministry and spends time with teenagers that come to 7 Rivers to make beaded necklaces to sell.
Stone Hill is a squatter’s camp outside Durbanville, South Africa, where daily life includes violence and hardship. A group of believers, including ITMI’s Charl van Wyk and Mark Parris, are prayerfully and actively seeking to change that. They have set up facilities where they can hold weekly outreach actives, build relationships with the youth through which they are declaring and demonstrating the gospel.
Mark Burritt is ITMI’s financial officer, handling the day-to-day financial tasks and accounting for ITMI and our partners. His passion to reach the lost for Christ and minister to the needy is combined with strong administrative skills that help keep ITMI’s Tempe office functioning efficiently with a minimal staff.
Under his direction, Bread of Life, Kalisz serves over 3,000 people a year meeting social and spiritual needs. Job search assistance, help finding a place to live, support for single moms, a clothing closet or spiritual guidance are some of the most common services Bread of Life offers through the Kalisz office. Tomek leads “David’s Club,” which is karate training for about 250 underprivileged and street kids. He is also the voluntary pastor of a local church.
Kelly and Cherise Smith minister in the area of Zulu Natal South Africa, an area widely and deeply affected by the HIV/AIDS pandemic. The Smiths are ministering through local schools, social services and a local church, as well as by using their property, 7 Rivers Farm to change lives and offer hope.
Casa Dorca is home to several orphaned children in the rural village of Prilipet. Casa Dorca provides a safe place to live and daily hot meals to eat while sharing the love of Jesus with them.
Planted by Piotr Zaremba’s K5N Church and pastored by ITMI’s Richard Nungesser, Poznan International Church offers the many Internationals living, working or studying in Poznan a place to hear the Gospel of Christ in English, connect with God’s people and experience a preview of God’s Kingdom.
Bread of Life’s Transitional Home – New Life Center – offers homeless Polish men a place to reintegrate into society. NLC staff hold the men accountable, provide godly counsel, and train them in critical life and job skills while also teaching them about the new life they can have in Christ.
Leszek Wakula is the pastor of the only Baptist church in Lodz, Poland. He and his wife, Anna, lead their congregation in building relationships that reach people for Christ. This includes a youth ministry, an education center and care for the elderly, earning their church a reputation for their depth of care and willingness to go where no one else is willing in the name of Jesus.
Gospel Joy impacts Polish culture and transforms individuals with the message of Jesus Christ using gospel music and through discipleship, Bible studies, worship services, national network of choirs, workshops and concerts.