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.

Christmas in the Youth Prison

Every Friday our team goes to a Youth Prison called Fortaleza to love on kids and bring the hope and love of Jesus. We usually pass our time with them watching a movie and sharing testimonies and encouraging them in the Lord. Some of them know Jesus and some do not. We have been going to this prison for...

God's Plan

Recently a Bolivian family that has been working with us parttime was able to come on full time. This has given our team the ability to do a lot more than we have in years past. We are now two families ministering together in the prisons and that has been a great gift. A few weeks ago Paola and I (Carl...

What Does Family Look Like?

We are learning how to be family together. The Lord keeps leading us to be family to a number of people who have never known unconditional love, support, healthy communication, conflict resolution, or honesty. This is a slow process and it is definitely not under our control. Sometimes it feels easy a...



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