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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From Lockdown to Liberty

We have the pleasure of going to the local public hospital and praying on a weekly basis, we have seen the Lord move in mighty ways and are contending for the MORE at this hospital! We are starting to see the MORE in creative ways. We often go and pray in a ward that has mentally ill patients, we see th...

Turning the Tables!

On Mother’s Day, we were so blown away by the Beautiful honor and love our children showed us Mamas! It was a special day indeed; some of our older girls had stayed home from church, claiming to be too tired to go to church! ;) It was during church, 2 of us missionaries got notice that we needed to have...

Local Mamas gain Eternal fame

Here at Michaels Children’s Village, we are quite filled to the brim at the moment with our family's goings on and needs; many of our older girls have activities to attend that require transport, additional tutoring, and emotional support that requires much patience and love. We are a small team of volun...



HS 25- Into the Fire...




Love invasion at local hospital