The truths in God’s Word are immutable, but in certain seasons certain truths become a lifeline. As the crisis in Cabo Delgado escalates with increasingly horrific incidents of violence and mounting numbers of people fleeing for their lives, we anchor ourselves to the promise found in Romans 5. By God’s great grace we find joy in the suffering because we know it produces perseverance; perseverance produces character; character produces hope. It is this hope we carry to those who have suffered unspeakable trauma.
In the last year, an estimated 600,000 people have fled an extremist insurgency and of that over 100,000 have sought safety in the the small city of Pemba and surrounding villages. Rolland & Heidi and their team of dedicated Mozambican and international missionaries are committed to sharing the simple gospel of love no matter the circumstances. Daily they are distributing enough food to feed 30,000 internally displaced and extremely needy people. Our team has drilled wells to provide clean water and sanitation so there isn’t a compounding health crisis. Hygiene kits, garden packets, and temporary shelters are also passed out to help people regain a sense of stability. While meeting these physical needs, the greatest joy comes from giving away Bibles in the native languages, introducing people to Jesus, and discipling new believers in their walk with the Lord.
We will persevere in this work for as long as there is need. As we face this manifestation of evil, we keep Jesus ever before us knowing He already laid His life down for us. May your heart be filled with compassion to pray for the hurting and lost to come to know Jesus and for his love to transform the nation of Mozambique for eternity.
The primary mission of Iris Global as a family is to seek the face of God with all our hearts, that we might glorify Him and enjoy Him forever. We proclaim Jesus. He is our salvation, our prize, our reward, our inheritance, our destination, our motivation, our joy, wisdom and sanctification — and absolutely everything else we need, now and forever.
We offer a variety of opportunities to go on missions. More than 1,500 volunteers serve in missions at Iris bases every year.
Stop for the One exists to live out the simple Gospel of love through child sponsorship programs.
Schools range in focus and length. Come learn the heart and core values of Iris Global and go deeper in capturing God's heart.
Harvest School is a Spirit-filled, hands-on, missions school that trains, equips and sends out radical lovers of Jesus to the ends of the earth. We are partnering with Iris Greeneville and Holston Home for Children, founded in 1895. Greeneville, Tennessee is nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains where the Second Great Awakening swept through.
We would like to invite you to participate in a discipleship school called “The Father’s House”. created to “train up the Pauls and Peters of today, raised up to cause trouble around the earth” [as prophesied by David Wagner Feb. 2013].
Green Room is the newest podcast from Iris Global.
Papa Rolland explains the Iris family identity.
All His grace and power flow to us through the Cross and no other way. We are glad to be known as social workers and humanitarians, and to have a reputation for doing good. But all is in vain if we do not bring to the people faith in our God and Savior Jesus Christ. We want to be known by His Name, first and foremost. And we do not expect fruitfulness to come out of anything but intimacy with Him …Read Our History
What began as a ragged band of young beggars, thieves and delinquents has developed by the power of the Holy Spirit into a closely-knit national family of thousands of churches and a broad ministry encompassing Bible schools, children’s centers, church-based orphan care, primary education, medical clinics, constant evangelistic and healing outreaches, farming, well drilling and much else. Our vision in the Lord is constantly increasing.
Iris has over 35 locations in about 20 nations led by teams of missionaries and local leaders. As more and more people want to associate with us spiritually and in every way possible, our Iris family is expanding.