Ministry Locations

11 July 2017

Rachel & Rebecca

Written by Jen Jewett, Cambodia Base

This past week our Phnom Penh team had a breakthrough which was no short of a miracle. Three of our staff went to visit a family we have known and have been working with for several years now. They live on the street with their two small girls, who we will call Rachel and Rebecca, in an area where drugs and abu…

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28 June 2017

When we arrived in Conakry

Written by Sia, Conakry Base

When we arrived in Conakry we were appalled to see the large number of homeless children living on the streets trying to find a way to feed themselves and a safe place to sleep. Most were dirty, malnourished and abused, and many used drugs in an effort to try and escape the daily struggle they faced just to stay a…

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27 June 2017

Our numbers are growing!

Written by Antonio and Sandra Miambo, Mombasa Base

Dear friends, Greetings to you,we pray this finds you well. The Lord is good, we are doing well. We continue to thank God for His protection and His work in our lives. We also thank Him for the privilege of being part of the Body of Christ where we can come together from different cultures and speak different la…

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‘no amputation’

Written by Rachel Jane Wallace, Mahajanga, Madagascar Base

When we first met Dokylahy we were shocked to see bone sticking out of his leg, as well as his continually weeping. It had been like this a long time- the family had been unable to find/pay for medical help. Experts had even talked about maybe having to amputate Dokylahy’s leg. We prayed for the family and reall…

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‘disciples praying and waiting in the upper room’

Written by Rachel Jane Wallace, Mahajanga, Madagascar Base

The children who come to our village feeding program in Mahajanga, Madagascar love to hear bible stories. Almost every week different children get dressed up and help us act out a bible story. The children take their acting roles very seriously and afterwards we ask lots of questions to see if the children were li…

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25 June 2017

It Takes A Lot of Mamas!

Written by Carolyn Figlioli, South Sudan Base

Yesterday was one of my best days! I have had so many and this just adds to the many. Our mamas work and live with our children 24/7, never leaving the compound for time away. They live with us and work is always at the door as many of them have their own children here besides ours. They work without complaint…

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24 June 2017

Family Update June 2017

Written by Lauren Hassell, Abilene Base

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you say the word missionary? Most people think of someone going to a faraway country, such as India. This is not a misconception, but sometimes we overlook the country, state, city, or block that we live in as a mission field. The mission, as Jesus stated in Mat…

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19 June 2017

Guinea

Written by Sia Tongu, Conakry Base

As this is my first post I would like to take the opportunity to tell you more about the country and people of Guinea, the nation God has called me to.. Guinea is a country about the size of the United Kingdom and it is situated on the west coast of Africa bordered by Guinea-Bissau, Senegal and Mali on the northe…

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16 June 2017

Up and in the open door

Written by Regina Jones, Savannah Base

POSITION AND PERSPECTIVE They are everything. Knowing that we must GO IN before we COME OUT to minister is the essence of our lives and then of course our ministry. We will be sharing more on this in the coming weeks. In Leviticus 9, Moses and Aaron went into the tabernacle of the congregation, and came out, and …

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10 June 2017

Do it Right

Written by Mandy Pulliam, Central Mozambique Base

Joyful and dance-filled worship lofted heavenward from the open-walled building in the bush. Rain could no more hinder this church’s Sunday morning gatherings as we celebrated and dedicated another “Church in A Day” project with a visiting team. Pastor Jim shared an edifying word, building up the pastora (…

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4 June 2017

Children’s Day in Chimoio

Written by Jennifer Wenningkamp, Chimoio Base

This year Iris Chimoio ROG Children’s Center, neighboring schools, and children’s centers in the community came together on June 1st for one of the biggest celebrations of the year - Children’s Day. The day was filled with fun and celebration as adults and children look the future by celebrating our youngest…

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31 May 2017

Baptisms

Written by Rosalyne Field, Mocimboa da Praia Base

One of my favourite things to do is baptize new believers! We have literally baptized hundreds of new believers in the last couple of years, and it is such a joyful time. We walk, sometimes quite a hike, down to the nearest river, water hole, or creek which is often occupied by resident crocodiles, and sometimes s…

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Family Update May 2017

Written by Lauren Hassell, Abilene Base

Greetings to all our friends! It is with gratitude and thanksgiving that we lift you up, our friends, daily before the Lord. Praying that the month of May was filled with much joy and blessings. The Lord is taking us deeper into the reality of the power and the importance of worship. Worship develops intimacy wit…

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27 May 2017

A Very Important person kind of Day

Written by Tracey Williams, Zimpeto Base

April 2017 included a very special day for the wider Zimpeto family - a visit from the First Lady of Mozambique, Isaura Nyusi. As you can imagine, the news was met with great excitement, some head shaking and from that moment on, a lot of preparation!! Gardens were raked and swept, fences repaired, dorms swept and…

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Turning the Tables!

Written by Comella, White River Base

On Mother’s Day, we were so blown away by the Beautiful honor and love our children showed us Mamas! It was a special day indeed; some of our older girls had stayed home from church, claiming to be too tired to go to church! ;) It was during church, 2 of us missionaries got notice that we needed to have an emerg…

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23 May 2017

Thankful and Encouraged

Written by Tanya Weaver, Central Mozambique Base

One of the many things that we as missionaries face is leaving the place that we call home, our families and friends, and normality of life. As we move into a new place, a new city, a neighborhood, a country or a village we begin our lives making new friends, and growing as a family with our fellow neighbors and …

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21 May 2017

Schools Reopened and Lots of Rain!

Written by Antonio Miambo, Mombasa Base

Dear friends, We hope you are doing well. The Lord is good, this week the Schools reopened for the Second Term with lots of rain-so exciting for the kids! We started paying School fees for them and we are overwhelmed to see this happening at our Iris base in Kenya, it has been much Prayers poured to the Father w…

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He Has Worked All Things Together For Our Good

Written by Sia Tongu, Conakry Base

As this is my first post I would like to take the opportunity to tell you more about the country and people of Guinea, the nation God has called me to.. Guinea is a country about the size of the United Kingdom and it is situated on the west coast of Africa bordered by Guinea-Bissau, Senegal and Mali on the northe…

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11 May 2017

Love Suffers Long…

Written by Joel and Tammy DeBortoli, Nepal Base

Hello Friends and Family! We want you all to know that we love you and daily give thanks for each one of you in our lives! One of the most sobering verses in the NKJ version of the Bible is 1Corinthians 13:4–“Love suffers long…” If you truly set your heart on following the two greatest commandmen…

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10 May 2017

Coming Home, The Zeal of The Lord

Written by Carolyn Figlioli, South Sudan Base

I have been “home” in Uganda for almost two weeks now and I tell you, it is medicine to my soul. Although I very much enjoyed my time in Holland and in America, my heart ever yearned for what I have been called and activated to do, living among the people of South Sudan and now Uganda, immersing myself in the…

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5 May 2017

Family Update March 2017

Written by Lauren Hassell, Abilene Base

Camp Barkeley Update- March 2017 Happy Spring everyone! We have had a fun month! Thank you each for your prayers and for pressing in to what God is doing! We have thoroughly enjoyed the process that we are in and we look forward to seeing fully all that is currently unfolding. In the beginning of the month, Norm…

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2 May 2017

Khmer New Year

Written by Jen Jewett, Cambodia Base

This month was Khmer New Year. This is Cambodia’s biggest holiday of the year, and you can feel the excitement in the air weeks before. Talk of a party was circulating through the tin homes of our beloved railway community, and just as Christmas time at home, the kids were far from being able to sit calmly a…

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27 April 2017

‘turn from witchcraft to Jesus’

Written by Rachel Jane Wallace, Mahajanga, Madagascar Base

Really early one hot sunny morning in Mahajanga, Madagascar, the doorbell rang. As we opened the gate we met 12 year old ‘Dokylahy’ and his Aunt. Dokylahy was from a family who were heavily involved in witchcraft. He was very fearful after having a terrible accident where his leg was severely wounded…

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21 April 2017

A Seed of the Gospel

Written by Antonio Miambo, Mombasa Base

Dear friends, Greetings in Jesus Name! We pray you are all doing well. The Lord is good, we are completely humble before Him for His love, grace and mercy. These last 2 Months, we have had lots of books and Bibles provided for our kids from Samaritan’s Purse This brought revival to the children in our Church a…

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Prayers

Written by Antonio Miambo, Mombasa Base

Dear Friends, The Lord is good. Hope you are all doing well. Here at Iris in Kenya, we are doing well with the extended family the Lord as blessed us with. We are deeply thankful for your love, support and Prayers. After many Years here, we are starting to see our Prayers answered. Many of our children have been…

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