IM’s global servants in Indonesia, Valerie and Aaron Osterbrock and their children, are safe and unharmed in the wake of the tsunami that hit Indonesia on December 22. They are in Singapore now for Christmas.
International Ministries is excited to announce that, thanks to a generous donor, all gifts to IM for the “Thailand – Building for NightLight and Song Sawang Church” project up to $100,000 will be doubled between now and December 31, 2018!
The Indonesian island of Sulawesi was devastated by a massive earthquake and tsunami on September 28, followed days later by a volcanic eruption. International Ministries has responded by sending $15,000 in One Great Hour of Sharing emergency relief grants to partners in Indonesia, and additional aid is urgently needed.
International Ministries (IM) is delighted to announce the publication of A Flower with Roots, the second book authored by retired IM missionary, Roberta Lynn Stephens. This is the exhaustively researched story of Mary D. Jesse and Shokei Girls’ School in Sendai, Japan, where Stephens taught for 18 years (1979–1997). It explores the challenges and successes of educating Japanese girls against a backdrop of war, personality conflicts, financial hardship and ethnic prejudice.
Here are some of the stories we heard during a recent ministry trip to three countries in Southeast Asia. God is working in and through partners who live in countries where Christians are only barely tolerated.