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February 7, 2018
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ITeams

Exciting Announcement!

We're incredibly excited to share with you that on March 1st, ITeams will be changing names! Over the last several years, we've been hard at work preparing for this transition, so it's wonderful to finally share the news with you! 

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February 1, 2018
Cambridge, South Africa
Josh Merril

Restoring Hope

At ITeams, we love hearing stories that show hope igniting within the oppressed. Below, Ricardo Zapata (a leader with ITeams in Cambridge Township, South Africa) shares Vuyo’s story, which has set up much of our current work in the community. Cambridge is poised to see significant transformation in the years ahead, due largely to the journey our partner Vuyo has been on.

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December 13, 2017
Faith Walter
Faith Walter

Circles of Light

In his book, Reaching Out, Henri Nouwen defines hospitality as “primarily the creation of a free space where the stranger can enter and become a friend instead of an enemy. Hospitality is not to change people, but to offer them space where change can take place.”  
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November 16, 2017
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ITeams
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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ITeams
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
ITeams
ITeams
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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ITeams
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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ITeams
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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ITeams
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.