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IRIS-Footprints was founded in 1995, shares the IRIS Global core values and is driven by the love of God, His purpose and commission. Our Mission Statement is: P.L.A.Y which is an acronym for: “Participating in the Lives of Africa’s Youth.” This is a home that provides children, as well as selected adults of various ages and culture with a place of safety and provision. A place of joy, where each person knows they belongs to a larger spiritual and relational family. A place that allows individuals to experience childhood as well as the love, care, trust and mercy of God. Life at Footprints, is based on expecting miracles daily and experiencing opportunity to see how God’s love restores and heals the poor, lonely and brokenhearted. Footprints is a lighthouse of hope for hundreds of homeless children and families living in the surrounding poverty stricken slum communities. Only an hour’s drive from Johannesburg, a bustling city filled with crime, unemployment, sex trafficking and drugs, third world conditions are right on our doorstep as thousands of neighboring Immigrates flock to this city and a jobless existence. We speak to nations, by pouring the love of Jesus on them in many different ways, and encouraging them to take that love back home to their countries.


(1) Prayer for God’s ongoing provision, health and protection for the base. (2) We are always in need of additional long term laid down lovers of Jesus with serving hearts and a passion for people.

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