Since 1991 RMI "Restore Ministries International" has been encouraging women (and later men) — giving them hope for their seemingly impossible and hopeless relationships — that ultimately changed every area of their lives! It all began when RMI’s founder, Erin Thiele, read and embraced this very simple but Powerful PROMISE:
"For nothing will be impossible with God." L137
It was in 2003 when the impossible happened, and RMI was recognized in the USA as a nonprofit 501(C)(3) church. It was impossible due to the fact that the Lord led Erin to "foolishly" fill out the forms herself during a 30-day fast.
"But God has chosen the foolish things [and people] of the world to confound the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong." 1C127
When the IRS got the papers and realized she'd filled them out herself, God gave her favor with the representative who literally walked her through every step of what she needed to be approved.
Now the "church without walls" has branches in many countries and is growing faster than we'd ever imagined.
“Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, ever imagine, dare to ask or even dream of—infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, or hopes.” E320
“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from ME you can do nothing." J155
Beginning with just ONE ministry, rooted in and trusting ONLY in the LORD, as the branches began to expand, each was encouraged to take root in solid ground streaming with fresh water from the Word—depicted in this beautiful banyan tree.
“BLESSED is the man who trusts in the Lord and whose trust IS THE LORD. For he will be like a tree planted by the water, that extends its roots by a stream And will not fear WHEN the heat comes; but its leaves will be green, and it will not be anxious in a year of drought nor cease to yield fruit." J175
Each RMI Ministry Branch has its own policies, procedures, protocol, and guidelines—yet, each is shaded by and connected to the very same Source who encourages us to work together as ONE body.
"For even as the body is ONE and yet has many members, and all the members of the body, though they are many, are ONE BODY... For the body is not one member, but many. Now you are Christ’s body of believers and individual members of it. And I show you a still more excellent way." 1C12
Tribes Nations Tongues
"After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language..." R79
Ministering in other countries means we must respect and honor the people, the culture, the currencies, and the well-being. As a USA-based ministry, we have seen the destruction of economies when companies pay the same amount to a country that will drive their middle class into poverty (especially when it's coupled with American ex-pats who are able and more than willing to pay). Earlier on, once we moved from being solely a volunteer-based ministry to paying Independent Contractors, we honored CCL Prices based on the Cost Of Living Comparisons for the city and country.
Then in 2022, our annual Partner Promise spoke of expanding, which meant letting go and providing established fields, vineyards, to encourage Ministers, coupled with Administers, to “Enlarge the site, the place of your tent, stretch out the curtains of your dwellings, stretched wide, build an addition, do not hold back, spare no expense! Lengthen your ropes and drive your stakes, your pegs in deep, firmly in the ground.” I542
“For you will spread out, expand abroad to the right and to the left, soon be bursting at the seams. Your descendants, offspring, seed will occupy other nations, dispossess nations and settle, resettle the ruined desolate, deserted cities, get back the land that the other nations now occupy.” I543
By the end of 2023, we trust our Husband will lead us, His bride, to establish Licenced Franchised Ministries—basically turning over the ministries to the women who translate and work the fields— who feed His sheep, His lambs. Internet or cloud real estate that includes all our resources. No one PAYS but instead, they are given seed, which comes from the offerings within our ministry branches.
To prevent our Ministry Team Members from the fatal dangers of burying their talents we established RMIOU. Built into the learning, they teach what they learned and are quickly posted—spreading their seed, providing an outlet—to prevent ending up as the Dead Sea and letting their light shine.