Special Happening – Northern Iraq, Children’s Sunday School

This month in Northern Iraq, something very special is happening! Children’s Sunday school is being taught to the children of the Yazidi women in the English classes. These pictures are of Yazidi children in another area, but they were so excited to receive their Christmas packages and Bible lesson, that we thought we’d share their […]

Christmas in Upper Nile, Egypt

The celebration of Christmas in IM’s church plants is on January 7, and includes simple things such as a special time of praise and worship. Then the Sunday school children’s program begins with songs they dance to, and then the children recite Bible verses. The children from seventh to tenth grades sing their own songs, […]

November 20, 2017

How do Child Sponsorships and Church Planting mix?

If the heart of Indigenous Ministries is the Church, how do the child sponsorship programs fit in with this prime directive? Our programs are designed to draw our sponsored children and their families into the national churches, in order that they might be ministered to by the pastor and church families. It’s working! In Egypt, […]

Yazidi Girls & Women Complete 1st English Course

The Yazidi high school girls and women in N. Iraq took their final exams this month and have done well! We’re so proud of each of them. A special word of thanks to our team lead for this project, Wesam, and to Elham, who has been teaching since July. For 10-15 minutes before classes, Wesam […]


This month our IM team in Egypt gathered most of the 55 kids in our Child Sponsorship Program (CSP) together, and we celebrated three years of our CSP together! Donned in new IM pink shirts, it was a real joy to see these kids heartily singing and sharing memory verses they have been learning. God truly […]

Egypt Conference Held for National Pastors

Beneath the Nile River’s dark green-blue waters flows a very swift current. On a hazy afternoon, we sat mesmerized as boats navigated up and down her beautiful waters. Like the Nile’s current, we’re all reminded that time passes by very quickly. It’s been 14 years since IM began ministering to national pastors in the Middle […]

Child Sponsorships – Be a Life Line!

  LIFE VEST Your care is a life vest to these kids and their families in need. How? When a child knows she is sponsored, grades improve; she knows someone cares and is praying! A new school outfit and backpack is very encouraging, and they love memorizing Scriptures regularly with the team.       […]

Beautiful Int’l Egypt Women’s Conferences

We were so privileged to hold several meetings in Egypt this month with women; Pastors wives, women from local churches and a group of Muslim women.  I’m grateful to Sarah Brannon for helping me and sharing with the women. The Lord really blessed this time! Special thanks for our volunteers in CO and CA who […]

What is the Egyptian Church contending with?

What is the Egyptian Church contending with? Evangelical Believers live in a predominately Muslim culture which ebbs and flows from peaceful daily life and activities to political and religious upheavals that turn violent within hours. In these upheavals, Christians deal with terrifying life threats to their families and churches. Although many Christians live in peace […]