Iris Relief Missions & Training

Iris Global School (RS2)

Location: Mozambique / Guatemala
Dates: Jul 27, 2019 – Aug 10, 2019
Cost: US $800 + 200 registration fee

All housing, meals, and ground transportation is included in this cost. (This does not include cost of visa, and travel to/from locations.) The registration fee is non-refundable and non-transferable and due within 10 days after receiving your acceptance letter.

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Applications open Jan 28, 2019 – Jul 20, 2019.



Iris Relief Missions & Training

Below are two separate trips with practical missions & training. You can sign up for one, or both. One registration fee of $200 US will be collected upon approval to trips, whether you choose to attend one or both. If you choose both, there will be a 10 day rest period in which we ask you to spend at your home to repack, rest, and debrief.

Mission Mozambique

Location: Dondo, Mozambique
Date: July 2nd - July 16th, 2019

Cost: $1,000 US. All housing, meals, and ground transportation is included in this cost.
(This does not include cost of visa, and travel to/from Mozambique.)

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For tuition, registration or outreaches.

Serve in the midst of crisis/why Mozambique?

On March 14th, a category 3 cyclone named Idai ripped through central Mozambique affecting nearly three million people in three countries. The Iris Global base located in Dondo, just outside of Beira, was preserved through the passing of the eyewall of this storm, but many in the surrounding communities were affected. Strong winds and more than 2 feet of rain accumulated in rural communities and villages leaving many stranded in trees and floodwaters while their mud houses collapsed. This storm left thousands homeless, and in great need of hope, love, and practical hands on work & resources. Close to 1,000 individuals have lost their lives.

On March 28th, a category 4 cyclone named Kenneth, hit the far north of Mozambique, putting 700,000 people at risk. The center of this storm hit the coast about one hundred miles north of Pemba with 130 mph winds, home to another Iris Global base. Both wind and flood damage have brought intense suffering almost impossible to describe.

That means the two strongest storms ever recorded in the southern hemisphere, have struck Mozambique in the space of one month. We will be serving with our Iris Global family, bringing hope, love, and light to many families that were devastated from these storms.

How will we bring impact?

Our teams will be serving on a two-week deployment/ outreach in the affected areas.

  • TRAINING: We will train pastors and local leaders in disaster response and prevention. This will empower them to be a light in their communities and ultimately train others to be the light and love of God through disaster preparedness and chaplaincy.
  • LOCAL IMPACT: Serve alongside Iris Global and the Dondo base in food and resource distribution, and different ministry opportunities for long term recovery efforts.
  • BRINGING HOPE: 1 week of traveling to multiple communities with the Watts of Love team to bring solar powered lights, and hope to those living in the dark.

Components of Mission Training

  • IRIS CORE VALUES Kingdom values clarify our mission and set our standards. This training will emphasize values derived from Scripture that lead us to find God, be humbled, go to the poor, depend on, suffer for and rejoice in Him.
  • CRISIS AND DISASTER CERTIFICATION Be equipped to minister in disaster and crisis situations as an Iris Relief Volunteer, a Disaster Spiritual Care Provider, and a Community Emergency Response Team Basic Responder.
  • LEADERSHIP GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT Our goal is to discover the keys to becoming healthy leaders who lead healthy organizations in a healthy way. The kingdom of God is not moved forward by good conduct, but by good beliefs. (See Galatians 3:1-5.) The renewing of our minds today will bring transformation tomorrow, both in our lives and in our experiences. (See Romans 12:2.) The truth will make us free, but believing lies binds and restricts. (See John 8:32.) We know we believe truth because we have hope. (See Romans 15:13.) As you walk through, you will find that what you believe directly influences your experience of transformation, freedom, hope, and forward movement in the kingdom.
  • WALKING IN YOUR GOD- GIVEN GIFTS You will be equipped with the practical tools needed to serve, and to be mobilized into the places God has prepared for you! A core piece of our mission is to develop sustainable leaders. God has equipped each of us with unique gifts, and our desire for you is to recognize your gifts and use them to bring Him glory.

Partnerships

Mission Guatemala

Location: Dondo, Mozambique
Date: July 27th - August 10th, 2019

Cost: $800 US. All housing, meals, and ground transportation is included in this cost.
(This does not include cost of visa, and travel to/from Guatemala.)

Make a School Payment

For tuition, registration or outreaches.

Serve in the midst of crisis/why Guatemala?

In 2018, an active volcano named Volcan Fuego, erupted in south Guatemala barreling through communities with walls of fire, consuming everything in its path. This disaster left many in desperate need as their homes were engulfed in flames and ash, and family members were not able to evacuate. This began our mission in Guatemala in partnership with Casa De Dios Church, and Israel’s rescue unit, Zaka Search and Rescue. We met at ground zero to rescue family members and bring water, food, shelter, and medical attention to those impacted.

Our desire is to train as many Guatemalans as possible to respond in disaster and be the comfort and hope of Jesus in crisis. Guatemala is currently at high risk of disaster through hurricanes, flooding, volcanic eruption, and earthquakes. This is a fear these communities live with every day. Our vision is to train and equip all of Guatemala to be a beacon of hope to the Americas, and the world.

How will we bring impact?

Our teams will be serving on a two-week deployment/ outreach in the affected areas.

  • TRAINING: We will train pastors and local leaders in disaster response and prevention. This will empower them to be a light in their communities and ultimately train others to be the light and love of God through disaster preparedness and chaplaincy. Zaka Search and Rescue will also be part of this training bringing their expertise in search and rescue.
  • LOCAL IMPACT: Serve alongside Casa De Dios, Zaka in visiting ground zero communities to distribute food and resources, also assisting in long term recovery efforts.
  • BRINGING HOPE: 1 week of traveling to multiple communities with the Watts of Love team to bring solar powered lights, and hope to those living in the dark.

Components of Mission Training

  • IRIS CORE VALUES Kingdom values clarify our mission and set our standards. This training will emphasize values derived from Scripture that lead us to find God, be humbled, go to the poor, depend on, suffer for and rejoice in Him.
  • CRISIS AND DISASTER CERTIFICATION Be equipped to minister in disaster and crisis situations as an Iris Relief Volunteer, a Disaster Spiritual Care Provider, and a Community Emergency Response Team Basic Responder.
  • LEADERSHIP GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT Our goal is to discover the keys to becoming healthy leaders who lead healthy organizations in a healthy way. The kingdom of God is not moved forward by good conduct, but by good beliefs. (See Galatians 3:1-5.) The renewing of our minds today will bring transformation tomorrow, both in our lives and in our experiences. (See Romans 12:2.) The truth will make us free, but believing lies binds and restricts. (See John 8:32.) We know we believe truth because we have hope. (See Romans 15:13.) As you walk through, you will find that what you believe directly influences your experience of transformation, freedom, hope, and forward movement in the kingdom.
  • WALKING IN YOUR GOD- GIVEN GIFTS You will be equipped with the practical tools needed to serve, and to be mobilized into the places God has prepared for you! A core piece of our mission is to develop sustainable leaders. God has equipped each of us with unique gifts, and our desire for you is to recognize your gifts and use them to bring Him glory.

Partnerships

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