White River

“For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.” — Philippians 1:6 (NASB)

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White River, Mpumalanga - South Africa

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About White River

Assisting Pastor Surprise Sithole in leading the churches of South Africa and Swaziland, a fiery group of national pastors and missionaries gather monthly to receive God’s heart for the nations.

In 2003, we planted a church in the impoverished township of Backdoor outside of White River/Mombela, South Africa. From that one church, the transforming power of God has forever impacted the community and launched a ministry center committed to the core values of Iris Global.

Our team prays and plans for local and national outreaches, conferences, church planting, etc. seeks to strengthen, disciple and empower the local churches to exalt Jesus in all ways and to care for orphans and vulnerable people in their own areas.


Michael’s Children Village
We are raising up a generation of African children of purity, passion, and purpose through family-based care and community transformation.
[Sponsor a child through our Stop for The One sponsorship program]

Village Of Hope
In the heart of the Backdoor community, we have a ministry center called Village of Hope where we host many programs, including: discipleship classes, the Jabulile Preschool, the HEM Project (sewing ministry). The primary focus is providing a safe refuge for all local children and to empower children and adults to live God’s destinies for their lives.

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Iris Harvest Bible College

Iris Harvest Bible College is a theological institution that was started by Pastor Surprise and Tryphina Sithole in 2003. It has grown over the years and has equipped many leaders within South Africa and nearby countries. More than 500 students has been graduated in the past 20 years. We’ve had the privi...

Loving people on the streets of Nelspruit.

Every Tuesday we go into a targeted urban street in the city of Nelspruit to bring the gospel of Jesus Christ, hope and love to people that live on the streets, and are stuck in drugs and/or the sex industry. We bring nourishment for body and soul, and worship in the middle of the intense chaos, the drug...

New beginning of Jabulile Preschool.

Good News from our base ! Jabulile Preschool has finally reopened after years of standing empty due to covid, vandalism and burglaries. Through a local passionate staff and other friends, it has now become a shining joy bubble, reflecting the light and love of Jesus in the community. Iris missionaries a...



HS 25- Into the Fire...




Love invasion at local hospital