Surprise and Tryphina Sithole

Surprise “Supressa” Sithole was called by the Lord Jesus Christ at a young age of 15 when the Lord told him to leave everything behind, follow Jesus and preach the gospel wherever he went. Leaving his family and all possession, he took up his cross to follow Jesus wherever He goes and has never looked back since. In 1997, God sovereignly connected Surprise with Heidi and Rolland Baker of IRIS Ministries. Surprise now serves as the International Director of Pastors for IRIS Ministries where he helps oversee the rapidly spreading revival in southern African which has witnesses close to 7,000 new churches being birthed since 2000. Surprise is married to Tryphina and they have four sons and foster another boy who was abandoned at a local hospital. Tryphina equally is ablaze with the fire of God! She serves as the advisor to Michaels Childrens Village and also oversees several ministries to women within the church and community. Surprise and Tryphina love Jesus more than life itself. This all consuming passion drives them to the darkest and most unreached areas of the world with one desire alone - to see the glory of the Lord cover the earth as the waters cover the sea (Hab 2:14). With a special impartation to catalyze revival fire all over the world, Surprise is often sent by the Bakers to stir an unquenchable hunger for Him and the harvest. The Sithole’s live in Mbombela/Nelspruit, South Africa where they direct the work of IRIS-Africa and Partners In Harvest.

Johannes and Zodwa Mabila

Leading the Pastors Commission and evangelism ministries for Iris Africa, Pastor Johannes Mabila is a passionate lover of God and leader. After pursuing a career as a soccer/football player, Pastor Mabila committed his life to Jesus. In 2003, God called him into ministry. Shortly after this during a 7 day fast, God spoke to him about finding a man named “Surprise” who God would use to mentor him and draw him closer to Christ. A divine union of hearts and callings ensued and Johannes attended the Harvest Bible School and was among the first graduates. Currently, Pastor Mabila serves as the Director of Harvest Bible College. He also pastors a thriving church in the Block A region of SA. Pastor Mabila and his wife have four children and care for several other orphaned/abandoned children in their home.

Jeffery and Tihna Nonyane

Jeffery Nonyane is one of the most respected and influential community leaders in Backdoor, SA. He attended church most of his life but was never fully committed to God until 1989. Years later Jeffery became involved in various ministries in Backdoor and attended the Harvest Bible College. Currently, Pastor Jeffery oversees the Village of Hope. Jeffery’s mission in life is to demonstrate the love of God to every person he meets. He is a shining example of God’s goodness and love in the Backdoor community and to the MCV family.

Michal and Sylwia Michalak


Shalom dear friends. We are family of missionaries from Poland, sent by God to serve in Africa in 2014. We are living at White River base since 2017. We simply do what needs to be done. Every day laying down our lives for Jesus and His Kingdom. Living the life of disciples of Jesus Christ - shining with His Glory and sharing the Gospel wherever Holy Spirit leads. More about us you can find on our website: Blessings.