“Then he said to them, ‘Whoever welcomes this little child in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. For it is the one who is least among you all who is the greatest.’ ” — Luke 9:48 (NIV)

Zimpeto, Maputo - Mozambique

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We join together with the people of Mozambique to believe for a bright, joy-filled and prosperous future for this nation. Our goal is to love each one in front of us, to raise healthy, God-loving children, to reunite families and to support the poor in the community around us in every way we can.

About Zimpeto

Zimpeto Children’s Centre, located near Mozambique’s capital city, Maputo, is currently home to around 200 children, 15 missionaries and 150 full and part-time staff.

The base serves not only the needs of our resident children but also the poorest of the poor from the surrounding areas. The base includes a baby house, care for children and youth, special needs programme, primary and high schools, community clinic, library and computing centre. We pray for the sick at the city hospital and our clinic, and run outreaches to street kids, prison and the local community, as well as overnight outreaches to the bush. We have a large and active church with services twice a week. Hundreds of visitors come each year for the experience of a lifetime!

A New Thing

Life as we knew it ground to a halt on April 1st when Mozambique succumbed to Covid 19 restrictions with varying and increasing limitations . As a base we quickly limited the movement of our children in and out of the centre and school came to a halt. Six months later and things are pretty much the same...

Loving people at the Boccaria (Maputo rubbish dump)

The Maputo Rubbish dump– the only official dump for Maputo’s 3.5 million people – is located in a densely populated neighbourhood covering around 17 hectares and as many of you know has been very close to the heart of Iris Ministries for many years. Over the years the Boccaria has seen miracles of food...

My life will forever be changed

Zimpeto children center was established in 1998 and over the 19 years many long-term missionaries have come and gone, and thousands of visitors have come each sowing into the centre contributing in some way to the center legacy. ‘The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field’” (Ma...



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