SNAPSHOTS OF WHAT WE SEE

NOT INVISIBLE


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November 16, 2017
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A group of girls
Richard Roche

Transformation Taking Root

At ITeams, we are committed to seeing entire communities transformed in an integrated way. As we seek to meet spiritual, emotional, and physical needs, we believe that a good sign of transformation occurring within in a community is when its members begin to think selflessly about others that surround them. A change within one person’s heart rarely stops there; transformation and healing begin to spread from person to person, community to community. Below, one of our community leaders in South Asia describes change beginning to take hold in Selah Center; a vocational school that primarily serves women who have emerged from trafficking or forced labor situations.

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October 26, 2017
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class of children
Dennis Streno

A Church Ignited

The Zion Christian Church sat along the busiest street in the Carrick community of south Pittsburgh. In 2010, Pastor Dan Cramer saw the influx of Bhutanese-Nepali refugees that drastically changed this urban neighborhood. He knew that he didn’t want to sit on the sidelines.
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October 26, 2017
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Plates of Cookies
Gale Sherry

A Gesture of Kindness

There are moments, however, when we see how something we’ve done has touched someone, yet we see how only God has woven those moments together where people truly experience Him.
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October 25, 2017
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Children at a day care
Zappata

The Birth of a Daycare Center

The senior pastor of Grace Community Baptist Church, Vuyo Mkonwana, saw a need in our community of Cambridge. Families were leaving their young children home alone during the day. Many of these children were only two years old.
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October 25, 2017
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Young girls
Choitz

Seeing Hope for Women

Young girls in Chibolya are extremely vulnerable to ending up living a life in prostitution.
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October 25, 2017
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Man and Women
Themis

Ignited by Jesus

Koukaki is a community in the southeastern neighborhood of the city of Athens, Greece. There is a large sector of the community that is lost and hurting, many of whom need the basics such as food, showers and a friendly face who shows interest and compassion. We believe that the people we meet will be better able to reach their potential by seeing a glimpse of Jesus.

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October 15, 2017
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A young lady
Caleb

Shaken by an Earthquake

This community in Central Asia struggles from a lack of access to clean, safe water. Many people get their water directly from open canals or rivers which carry diseases. However, many villages are located right nearby clean water springs with no way to access the water. Building relationships with villagers is vital to bringing about change in this community.

We met Laura a year ago when we tried to begin a water project that her village desperately needed. An issue getting water rights stopped us from proceeding with the project.

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October 15, 2017
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Eggs and a chicken
Mandy Haffer

The Difference An Egg Makes

Our team working in Masatepe, Nicaragua saw that most of the 800 preschoolers were not getting the adequate nutrition, calories, or protein they needed to thrive. Because research shows that animal protein plays a critical role in healthy development for preschoolers, they began looking for a solution.
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October 10, 2017
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Photo of a teen boy
Oleg

Summer Camps

This summer we held our fifth annual summer camps for children at risk.  The first year we hosted the camp for orphans, but over the last four years, the majority of kids are casualties of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.  One-third of the kids are from displaced families who fled the conflict zone, another third are children who have lost a parent in the war, and the remainder are orphans.  Here are two stories of transformation from this year’s camps.
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September 25, 2017
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Photo by Seth Deming / ITeams

Reconciliation in a Broken World

It is our passion that in every community where we work, no one is invisible, and everyone has access to food, freedom, and forgiveness. We often find ourselves working to bring reconciliation through Jesus to those we encounter. One such story takes place in a community right here in the United States.