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In Touch Mission International Podcast
In Touch Mission International
Hear straight from ITMI partners in India, Africa and Europe as they share their stories, their challenges and news of what the Lord is doing around the world.
Dec 14, 2020
Showing Our City Our Doors are Open featuring Tomek Jezyk
ITMI’s Tomek Jezyk shares how the Lord used him and his supporters to grow Kalisz Baptist Church in Poland from 4 to 40 people, renovate a historic church building and start reaching families in their impoverished neighborhood for Christ through summer camps and a martial arts program. Plus, the story of the man who survived jumping from 11 stories and how you can help Tomek spread the Gospel in Poland this Christmas. Learn more about Tomek's ministry Shop the ITMI Christmas Catalog
Jun 4, 2020
A Backdrop for Miracles featuring Piotr Zaremba
In today's episode, I’m chatting with the translator of the two newest translations of the Bible into the Polish language. In addition to translating, ITMI's Piotr Zaremba is a pastor, church planter and our European Director. Also, fun fact…Piotr was recently named “Personality of the Year in his hometown of Poznan Poland. In this second episode, Piotr talks about memorable moments in the translation project and how they have impacted the ministry of his church and led to the planting of 14 churches in his area plus a myriad of outreach ministries. Piotr also shares a story from when he was first saved and living in Communist Poland, and some insights from it that are extremely relevant for our 2020 challenges. MORE ABOUT PIOTR ZAREMBA AND THE BIBLE TRANSLATION PROJECT DISCOVER MORE ABOUT THE CHRISTIANER
May 14, 2020
Translate the Bible for Revival featuring Piotr Zaremba
In this episode, ITMI's Piotr Zaremba looks back over the gargantuan Bible Translation project. Piotr gives us some advice on how to accomplish crazy big and daunting projects - like translating the Bible, opens up about one way the calling to translate the Bible for Revival impacted his prayer life, and shares a few stories that illustrate how deeply the translation is impacting people and reveals some interesting thoughts as he looks ahead to what God might be doing with His Word in Poland and beyond! More information about Piotr Zaremba.
Apr 23, 2020
Celebrating the Gift of Dignity featuring Steve Evers and Mark Burritt
In this episode, ITMI’s Steve Evers and Mark Burritt are chatting about their visit with our partners in India, who we’re referring to in this episode as “Pete and Holly” because of to security concerns. They’re sharing about attending an event unlike anything most of us have ever experienced - the dedication ceremony for the completed restroom and bathroom facility for the village of "untouchable" people . Then, we get a glimpse into why Pete is such an effective counselor, and Mark shares about Pete asking him to do something difficult - and what happened when he stepped out in faith and did it.
Apr 14, 2020
The Unusual Bus Ride that Changed Someone's Life featuring Mark Burritt and Steve Evers
In this episode, ITMI's Mark Burritt and Steve Evers tell the story of Tara's unusual bus ride. Our partner, Tara, was riding the bus to the slum where she ministers when she noticed a young woman looking at her strangely, and Steve reveals why. Plus, Steve and Mark reflect on their visit to the slum where Dan and Tara minister, and Steve reveals will never get to visit Dan’s ministry in remote villages. (Dan and Tara and changed names for our partners' security.) MORE ABOUT STEVE EVERS | MORE ABOUT MARK BURRITT
Apr 7, 2020
Behind the Scenes in India featuring Mark Burritt and Steve Evers
ITMI's Mark Burritt and Steve Evers share about their last visit with our partners in India. Mark shares what he noticed as a first time visitor to India, and Steve shares something most people don’t know. Listen as Mark and Steve take us behind the ministry of our partners, "Dan and Tara" (names changed for security), and reveal more about their lives and the incredible people that they are. Plus, learn the stories of the women who work alongside them at their ministry center in the slum.
Feb 20, 2020
On the Spot in Zambia featuring Kent Reisenauer
In this episode, Kent Reisenauer is telling us all about his last trip to South Africa and Zambia. He’s talking about visiting Johan and Lesley not long after their home burned down, delivering pillowcase dresses and knitted hats from some US churches and supporters to remote villages across the Zambezi River, the progress and impact of Eugene Kalunga’s village school, what happened when Eugene put him on the spot to share something with the students at Excellence Christian Academy, and the baptisms of new Zulu believers he got to witness in South Africa. Want to find out more? MORE ABOUT KENT | MORE ABOUT JOHAN AND LESLEY | MORE ABOUT EXCELLENCE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY | MORE ABOUT ZULU MINISTRY
Nov 25, 2019
Charl Gets a Shocking and Serious Warning, featuring Charl van Wyk
In part 3, Charl and Steve Evers are chatting about a practicing witch’s observation of the power of the ministry in Stone Hill, what happened when one of the believing young men in Stone Hill was commanded by his fathers to make a sacrifice to his ancestors, the surprising response of youth in Stone Hill when invited out to lunch after their wrestling competition, and three things we can hold up in prayer for Charl and his ministry. Download Charl's latest E-book, the recently launched Reloaded: Shooting Back Again. The Kindle edition is currently $2.99 on Amazon. Find out more about Charl's ministry here.
Nov 18, 2019
Thinking Clearly: An Unexpected Testimony featuring Charl van Wyk
In Part 2 of Steve's interview with ITMI's Charl van Wyk, Charl tells some wonderful and uplifting stories about the observed difference the Gospel makes in the lives of African believers, plus the unbelievable assumption some made when a bus broke down three times between destinations, the (Biblical) worldview tenet the communists have stolen from the Puritans, one teacher’s interesting observation about her believing students that may (but really shouldn't) surprise us, and where Charl was and what he was doing when an outreach almost started a riot - and how he escaped. Download Charl's latest E-book, the recently launched Reloaded: Shooting Back Again. The Kindle edition is currently $2.99 on Amazon. Find out more about Charl's ministry here.
Nov 13, 2019
Jaw-Dropping Stories from South Africa featuring Charl van Wyk
In this episode, ITMI Director, Steve Evers is interviewing our South African partner, Charl van Wyk. He's not pulling punches or sugarcoating the truth, he's telling it just like it is. Charl shares some unbelievable stories of what life is like in South Africa right now, including what the criminal who was apprehended in Charl’s backyard was guilty of, the sinister agenda of those in charge of the South African education system, the heinous offense that was legalized by the South African government...and the grievous repercussions, and who many South African police officers are really protecting and serving. Download Charl's latest E-book, the recently launched Reloaded: Shooting Back Again. The Kindle edition is currently $2.99 on Amazon. Find out more about Charl's ministry here.
Oct 28, 2019
Sharing the Gospel with the Zulu featuring Kelly and Cherise Smith
In part 2 of this interview with ITMI's Kelly and Cherise Smith, they're letting us in on what it's like sharing the Gospel as "white people" living in an African village, sharing some exciting new places God is taking their ministry, a little about their Thanksgivings in South Africa and why they're now doing something they thought they wouldn't do when they first arrived in KwaZulu Natal. To find out more about Kelly and Cherise's ministry in KwaZulu Natal, head over here.
Oct 8, 2019
Life Among the Zulu featuring Kelly and Cherise Smith
In this episode, Kelly and Cherise Smith are sharing what it's like living among the Zulu tribe in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. They're sharing some remarkable physical feats of Zulu women and girls' daily lives, the extents people are going to so they can attend Kelly and Cherise's monthly “Bible Verse Shop” outreach and a few only-in-africa stories of snake bites, late night labors and extreme runs to the hospital! Want to find out more about Project Christmas Blessing? Go here. Want to donate? You can do that here. Come visit our booth at the First Baptist Church of Tempe Christmas Boutique! FBC Boutique and Car Show Friday, Nov. 1st 4pm to 8pm Saturday, Nov. 2nd 9am to 3pm We'll see you there! More about the Smiths and their ministry.
Sep 24, 2019
Paying Forward Your Kindness featuring Adi and Ema Ban
In part 2 of this interview with ITMI's Adi and Ema Ban, a believer in war-torn Ukraine answers the question, "Why haven't you left for a better life?" His answer is inspiring. Plus, Adi and Ema are sharing something strange that happened to Adi in Ukraine, exciting evidences of God’s work through their outreaches in Romania, how expanding their reach outside of the church and reaching unchurched families led to a young boy standing between his parents and their dinner and what their partners' investment in them over the years has meant to them and inspired them to do!
Sep 18, 2019
Stories from the War Zone featuring Adi and Ema Ban
Adi and Ema Ban share about Adi's recent visit to the war zone in Ukraine. Adi brings us news of our brothers and sisters that are under fire and stories of their faith, love and dedication. In this 30 minute interview, Adi shares: * A sometimes overlooked intangible that means a whole lot to the believers in Ukraine. * The beginnings, goals and driving forces of their ministry in Ukraine. * Something beautiful Adi and his team felt as they worked to bless their brothers in Christ in Ukraine. Learn more about the Ban's ministry here.
Aug 13, 2019
Our Visit to South Sudan: 3 Brilliantly Simple and Effective Ways Our Partners are Helping the Hurting, featuring Steve Evers and Kent Reisenauer
In this episode, Steve and Kent are revealing what they witnessed and found while visiting our partners in South Sudan, including: * How they managed to get in and stay out of trouble * A story that reveal our partners’ “secret” of maintaining soft hearts in the midst of constant trauma * How Steve met Vicky after being stranded in South Sudan years ago * A jaw-dropping, formative story from Lazarus about his village being attacked when he was a young boy. * Three ways anyone can partner with Vicky and Lazarus in some brilliantly simple and effective outreaches to make a big difference for suffering victims of tribal violence.
Jul 25, 2019
Our Visit to Uganda, featuring Steve Evers and Kent Reisnauer
ITMI's Steve Evers and Kent Reisenauer tell us all about their time in Uganda! In this episode, you'll discover: * An unexpected way the Lord provided while they were purchasing printed Bibles for prisoners. * A funny side story involving the purchased Bibles, how they came to have leather covers and what happened when the guys opened the boxes of Bibles. * About Steve's first time preaching in a prison. * How Steve and Kawede's supporters' investments have made a huge difference in many, many lives. * Several new developments in Kawede's ministry.
Jul 19, 2019
Gospel Joy: ITMI Supporters Reach Many and Open Doors, featuring Andrew Gorski
ITMI's Andrew Gorski of Poland shares about the new opportunity your support of his family and Gospel Joy Workshops and Evangelism has created! In this episode, you'll also discover which celebrity Andrew credits with teaching him English, how the unexpected beginning of the unique outreach that has touched thousands of lives started from a bargain bin gift and some challenges his family is facing that we can lift up together.
Jul 1, 2019
An Inside Look at Life and Ministry on a Remote Flood Plain in Zambia, featuring Johan and Lesley Leach
One South African couple shares their strategy for saturating a remote flood plain with the Gospel and what life is like for them in this unique location. In this episode, you'll hear: * Johan's testimony of how ITMI supporters have played a major role in spreading the Gospel among a least-reached people group. * Lesley share what it's like for a city girl with a career in fashion to leave everything and live in a remote African village for the sake of the Gospel. * Johan share how taking a risk led to meeting the first local pastor he now works with regularly. * The lessons living in among remote villagers have taught Lesley about true gratitude. * Lesley's role in reaching and saturating the area with the Gospel.
Jun 17, 2019
Story After Story of the Waves Your Support is Making, featuring Richard and Brooke Nungesser
Enjoy the enthusiasm of Richard and Brooke Nungesser as they share an endless stream of stories of the amazing things God is doing through Bread of Life. Richard and Brooke are sharing about: * The growth of their food distribution outreaches * What's new in Ivory Coast and Moldova * Exciting events happening this summer * What it's like to watch the impact your support is making in front of their eyes. * The new country on Bread of Life's expansion horizon.
Jun 6, 2019
Juggling Motherhood and Getting Creative with Ministry in Zambia, featuring Ashley Keller
Ashley and her husband Timothy Keller minister in Zambia, discipling leaders in remote villages and equipping local police precincts to understand the Bible and make daily decisions from a Biblical perspective. After living and raising kids in Zambia, Ashley brings a unique perspective to the table. ASHLEY OPENS UP ABOUT: * Behind the scenes of Tim’s teaching: how his lessons often get derailed and why that’s a good thing. * How to follow the Great Commission when you don’t have the personality you think you need. * What she discovered in the States that confirmed God has already been going ahead of them, putting his chess pieces in place to open up a new ministry direction. * One surprising and humbling result of their effective discipleship ministry. * Tim’s secret to staying on the field in Africa for 20+ years.
May 15, 2019
In Touch Mission International Podcast
Enjoy a few clips to give you a taste of what the podcast is like!