Iris Gran Familia

"The people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, and upon those who sat in the region and shadow of death Light has dawned." — Matthew 4:16 (NKJV)

Santa Cruz de la Sierra - Bolivia

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The vision of Iris Gran Familia is to be the Family of God together. We long to worship intimately as family and show love to others in a practical way, which invites them to be part of the Family. We go past the edge of our limits and invite people out of the darkness into His perfect light.

About Iris Gran Familia

To begin, God has given us a clear word that He is calling prisoners to be pastors and missionaries to Bolivia and then across South America.

So, we make friends in the largest prison in Bolivia, "Palmasola," as well as a youth prison. These dear friends often have no visitors and very little hope. They usually have food to eat, but very little else. We demonstrate love practically with food, clothes, friendship and other basic needs. Most importantly we invite them to encounter Holy Spirit and begin their own relationship with Jesus. We also come alongside their families and help them find work, start businesses, provide housing and other general support, while we invite them into knowing Jesus and pursuing Him as their only hope. A huge element of Iris Gran Familia is uniting broken families and bringing support to these fragile relationships, so that they can step into God's calling for their lives. We are in the process of locating a large property, with plenty of room, to live in community together with some of our new friends and begin being family together. Our heart is to see many go out from our family to share the Gospel, the power of the Holy Spirit and make disciples and bring hope to countless others.

Be filled, give love and God changes things

Our Iris Gran Familia Base or "Family Center," as we call it here in Bolivia, is in the middle of a neighborhood right outside the prison. We are surrounded by families, people in need and the broken and hurting. So much of our ministry and life is simply loving the people around us each day. One op...

Sharing the Gospel for Easter

For Easter this year our Family at the Family Center wanted to go out and share the Gospel and pray for people. Our family center currently houses a Mom and her 4 kids (her husband is in prison) as well as Miguel who has been out of prison 1 month. We also have a bolivian family who is a part of our team...

What to do for Carnaval?

We are definitely not from around here. As, american missionaries living in South America, we did not know anything at all about Carnaval except for a little bit that we saw in the animated movie Rio before we came to Bolivia. However, here it is a time when the majority of people take drinking, partyi...



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