“All your children will be taught by the Lord, and great will be their peace.” — Isaiah 54:13 (NIV)

Matola, Maputo - Mozambique

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Our centre is currently home to 42 children, many from the local area. Others are sent to us from the doctors at Maputo General Hospital, with whom we have a close relationship. Caring for children affected by HIV has always been something that we have felt called to do. By teaching them to manage their condition through regulated medication, they are enabled to take back control of their lives from this destructive virus.

About Matola

At our base here in Matola Rio there is never a dull moment, with forty-two children ranging from the ages of four to eighteen each day brings its own excitement and challenges.

With our own building we were able to take on more children, and with more children, came more staff. Our beloved Mozambican staff are an integral tour centre here, each educator and team member brings a unique aspect to our family. In fact, our onsite church began thanks to the musical talents of Vovo Cumbane, a care taker here at the time. He would bring his guitar and spend time singing and worshipping with the children, he planted the seed that would grow to attract the local community through our doors. As the church grew, our once huge new building was bursting at the seams. This was fantastic, but a tad too cosy. Once again, through our fantastic supporters and the Lord’s provision, we were able expand our ministry with a small house for Corrie and Helenia, (where you are likely to stay if you would like to visit us) and our very own church building!

Renovations and New Family Additions

Dear Friends and Family, After a great time in Holland and in Switzerland, Heleninha and I are back in Mozambique again. After these holidays, I have been in Pemba for a week for the Global Team Meetings from Iris Ministries. Besides having a time of rest, meeting with lots of people, and being in nature...

May 2015 Newsletter

In Ezekiel 47, it is written about the River from the Temple, living water that makes everything healthy, and about swarms of living creatures that live wherever the river flows... There are trees along the river. Their leaves will not wither nor will their fruit fail. Their fruit will serve for food and...

Prayer Request

Yudel en Mirtha, a missionary couple from Cuba, would like to start a house and take some of our children who need extra care. Our one year old baby, Debora, is already with them. Pray that God will provide a house for them and financial support to start their own Iris centre. We would like to see the ch...



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