Up Close and Personal
By Sandy SanfordICM transforms leaders who, in turn, transformtheir communities. How do I know this? I’ve seen itwith my own eyes over the past 13 years while onICM ministry trips in Africa. These leaders love andfollow Jesus and express this love in a myriad of ministries all across Africa. Here’s the story of oneof those leaders.Judith Mutange,a BAstudent in my Englishcomposition classin 2000, had a lovefor kids. Rejected,abandoned, difcult,throw-away childrenwere her specialty.Judith said, “The kids around my neighborhoodneed an education, a place to worship and a familyto love, feed, train and enjoy them. I am only asimple woman but maybe God can use me.”Since graduating fromATS in Kitale, God usedJudith build a ministryplace called Great MercyCenter where she has started a school, grown achurch and built an orphanage. I’ve watched atwo-classroom school for neighborhood kids growinto a multifaceted ministry that’s recognized bythe government, helpingover 100 children. From AIDsorphans and victims of tribalclashes, to local studentsand her own children, GreatMercy Center provides ahome of love, learning andlaughter.ICM fanned into amesJudith’s dream to love kidsJesus style, to step out of her secure life, into oneof non-stop God adventures.When one meets Judith, witha twinkle in her eye anda dimple to her grin, oneimmediately knows she lovesJesus, children and is livingher missional life.
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held a training conference in Burkina Faso, anAfrican county that’s 61 percent Muslim.ICM was birthed in a small town in the North Westpart of Kenya. Today, because men and womenembraced the vision to take the Good News to thewhole world, ICM’s visionary leaders are taking thecharge to make disciples.
Africa is rising!
You have an opportunity to join withwhat God is doing to help raise up the next greatmissionary wave. Out of Africa will go forth the wordof God into the whole world.
Join us as we partner together with the AfricanChurch to reach the world for Jesus!
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