“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ — Matthew 25:40 (NIV)
Pemba, Cabo Delgado - Mozambique
Iris Global is a Christian NGO committed to expressing a living and tangible response to those commandments that Jesus called greatest: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength,” and “Love your neighbor as yourself.” It is our conviction that the Spirit of God has asked us to make this love concrete in the world, incarnate in our thoughts, our bodies, our lives and our every action. Iris Global exists to participate in bringing the Kingdom of God to earth in all its aspects, but most especially through our particular calling to serve the very poor: the destitute, the lost, the broken and the forgotten.
We have been sent to places where “love” must every day mean bread for the hungry, water for the thirsty and healing for the sick. It must mean family for the orphan, freedom for the captives and peace for the war-torn. We want always to make our love real in these ways, for as long as the poor are with us. Our ministry is built around the application of the Gospel to some of the most desperate economic and spiritual circumstances on earth, with all the boldness of which we, in Christ, are capable. As we seek to display God’s heart in the outpouring of this love, we have found that we are also constantly blessed by a great many treasures uncovered in the hearts of those we are sent to serve. We believe it is also an important part of our calling to share these treasures with the whole body of Christ. It is our hope, therefore, that every one of our trials, our testimonies and our victories may in turn become life and encouragement for the entire church – “until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God.” While our primary efforts are focused on the poorest of the poor, we remain constantly aware that we are enabled to make those efforts through the astonishing faith and generosity of men and women from all walks of life and all corners of the globe. As God has provided for us in this way, so we believe that together we receive our greatest reward, as members of a single people – one Body, one Bride.
A group of us from the Visitors’ Centre were taken by Sergio, a local pastor, to the jail to minister to the women there. It was Women’s Day when we went; a national holiday across Mozambique, so there was excitement in the air. We were told it was best to bring something to bless the women with so we...
Yesterday afternoon I had the opportunity to visit the provincial prison with a small team. We went with a Mozambican named Sergio who got saved in the prison a few years ago and now ministers there by running a Bible school and outreach meetings. The prison is set just beyond a rural village, with rugg...
. . Prior to this year, we have had on-going computer classes, but they were sporadic and with varying age groups. I was teaching in English and lacked the ability to teach the finer concepts. This resulted in me being unable to graduate any of the students. Then Binga Assane came to me and asked if he c...
Computer Class and Study Hall
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