Ministry Locations

17 September 2017

When Jesus Returns Will He Find Faith?

Written by Carolyn Figlioli, South Sudan Base

My week began with driving all the kids to school in our bus because our driver had to drive one of our children to the place where they do prosthetics. Then I rushed off to Kampala so that we could start our visa process and rush back in time to pick all the kids up again at 3:30. THAT is crazy difficult if any…

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6 September 2017

Harvest School student’s testimony-Part 1

Written by Lover of Jesus, Conakry: Village of Hope Base

*This is part 1 of a 3 part series written by a Harvest School student* The following testimonies are written by a Harvest School student that spent ten days working with Sia Tongu, the base director at Iris Global in Guinea, along with some of the leaders from the churches there. The student was a social worker …

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4 September 2017

Unto the least of these…

Written by Marie Fourie, Iris Western Cape Base

Recently the HS26 outreach team from Pemba visited our base and spread His love and grace in Robertson and surroundings. Besides taking the message of hope, healing and salvation to the streets of Robertson, Dorpsig and Nqubela, they also participated in feeding the hungry, loving on the elderly, playing with and …

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3 September 2017

Visiting Our Families in the Refugee Camps

Written by Carolyn Figlioli, South Sudan Base

This week we have returned from the refugee camps in the north. Just getting there is an adventure. There is a place where the Nile pushes under the main highway and heads north into South Sudan, the waters creating rapids and plumes of moisture, a perfect setting for the local baboons. Passing this stretch of …

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1 September 2017

An Honor To Give

Written by Mandy Pulliam, Central Mozambique Base

At the beginning of August, Scott and Eric bid their families farewell for the week and traveled to Tete province to a village named Doa. The area around Doa has not had sufficient rain in two years and crops and families are suffering as a result. Iris relief provided funds for 600 sacks of rice that were given…

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Joy as people come to salvation in Mahajanga, Madagascar

Written by Rachel Jane Wallace, Mahajanga, Madagascar Base

One morning we received a handwritten letter from a mama in our village We have been helping her daughter with some medical issues throughout this year. She said in the letter, that she wanted salvation. As we arrived at her home, she said that she had really encountered God through the love that we have poure…

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22 August 2017

Family Update August 2017

Written by Lauren Hassell, Abilene Base

Happy Summer from Abilene, Texas. We have had quite the summer already. We have hosted some incredible events at Camp Barkeley whether it’s worship nights, reunions, or new friends visiting with us. This month we have been filled with the Joy of Jesus, and refreshed by His unfathomable love as we enter into His …

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21 August 2017

We start the Village of Hope

Written by Jill, Conakry: Village of Hope Base

In 2012, just after I arrived in Conakry and started to reconcile street children either back into their own families or to live with relatives or friends, the government gave us official permission to take in any child whose family or carers gave us permission to look after them. There were many vulnerable and a…

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20 August 2017

Growing In The Favor of God

Written by Carolyn Figlioli, South Sudan Base

This week I want to share just one story. It is a story of what the favor of God looks like when the Bible said that Jesus grew in favor with God and with man. Favor doesn’t just happen on a consistent basis in every life. It is something that even Jesus had to grow in. Even though He was the King of the wor…

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18 August 2017

My life will forever be changed

Written by Heather Bohler, Zimpeto Base

Zimpeto children center was established in 1998 and over the 19 years many long-term missionaries have come and gone, and thousands of visitors have come each sowing into the centre contributing in some way to the center legacy. ‘The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field’” (Matthe…

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So thankful for peace!

Written by Antonio and Sandra Miambo, Mombasa Base

Dear friends, Greetings in the Lord, we pray you are all doing well. We would like to thank you for praying for peace for us during the recent election period here in Kenya. There was sporadic unrest, but not in our area so our church services and outreaches could go ahead as normal, for which we are very thankf…

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10 August 2017

Baby Peter

Written by Jen Jewett, Cambodia Base

This time last year in our railway community, “baby Peter” had not long been born. We were concerned about his safety due to family history, parents relationship and drug use. Thankfully we were able to secure a place at Teen Challenge where Mum and baby Peter have been for the past year. Mum made such…

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4 August 2017

Family Update July 2017

Written by Lauren Hassell, Abilene Base

Happy Summer from Abilene, Texas. We have had quite the summer already. We have hosted some incredible events at Camp Barkeley whether it’s worship nights, reunions, or new friends visiting with us. This month we have been filled with the Joy of Jesus, and refreshed by His unfathomable love as we enter into His …

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3 August 2017

Overwhelming

Written by Kristen West, Central Mozambique Base

After almost a three-hour journey, we finally arrived at our spot for the day. We were welcomed by smiling faces and a boisterous song. Greetings were exchanged and names given as the doctors set up their area. For the first time in a very long time, if ever, medical treatment was available in the village. The peo…

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1 August 2017

Persistence Beats Resistance

Written by Rosalyne Field, Mocimboa da Praia Base

Our God is the God of open doors and making the impossible possible! We have a phrase in Christian circles: “Closed Nations”, or “Hard Ground”. I don’t think God uses those terms. He might use “Unreached”, signifying that none of His children has gone there yet to reach them with the Powerful Gospel…

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29 July 2017

I have a dream..

Written by Sia Tongu, Conakry: Village of Hope Base

On the steps of out school

In my last update I wrote about the number of children who were living on the streets around our base when we first arrived in Conakry. Over the years we have done our best to help get them off the streets, back living with family or friends, and then back into school. To date we have rescued upwards of 350 child…

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24 July 2017

‘no longer an orphan’

Written by Rachel Jane Wallace, Mahajanga, Madagascar Base

We are so delighted to have been able to welcome beautiful 18 month old Vannah into the home that we have been preparing for orphaned and abandoned children in Mahajanga, Madagascar this week. We know that Father God has incredible plans to prosper you Vannah and give you a future and a hope. We look forward to …

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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: Village of Hope 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: Village of Hope 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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