IMC Missionary Updates

September 2020 Jason Dueck Update

God is a good Father. I have been reminded of this truth numerous times over the past months. We have seen his provision and kindness in our lives and the lives of those around us. I have, especially, had a new appreciation of God as Father these past weeks. On July 20th, our son, Judah Fernandes Dueck was born! We are so thankful that he was born healthy and strong amid everything that is going on. For those of you who are parents, you know the sense of wonder the first time you hold your child in your arms. You also know the feeling of responsibility.

September 2020 Sarah Masson Update

This is an update like none other that I have done before. Since my last update in March 2020, all of my responsibilities at Iris Malawi have mostly come to a grinding halt. Yes, you guessed it right, COVID-19 is the reason for this particular season! As you know, visitor hospitality(international travel) and education are two of the major sectors hit worldwide, so it is no surprise that the people we serve in Malawi have been affected. Our young people are extremely worried about their education as they were unable to finish their last semesters work at school.

September 2020 David & Joanna Morrison Update

Just like parents all over the world who were suddenly faced with the challenge of homeschooling, we are no different except for the size of our family. On March 23rd, we suddenly found ourselves responsible for the continued education of 89 children and young adults. Since all schools were closed on that day, 30 secondary students and 9 college/university students made their way home to join our 50 primary school kids who live on the base fulltime. 

April 2020 Tony & Laurie-Ann Copple Update

We Copples continued to nurture and teach children from two townships at Master Peace Academy, from September to December. The school closed and then transformed into a resource centre for homeschool parents. We were challenged by the four special needs learners in class, but we didn’t give up on them. We also continued with two after school kids clubs in and Avian Park and Riverview townships. Tony has recently taught the Riverview kids (with translation help from our My Father’s House girls Bella and her friend Joy).

April 2020 Jason Dueck Update

I hope that this update finds you well; healthy in body and soul! In the last six months Lane and I have gotten back into the rhythm here at the base in Fortaleza. We are continuing our role as pastoral leaders, and walking alongside the missionaries here (27 in total). In November of 2019 we received some very exciting news...we are expecting! We are very much looking forward to July when our little boy will be born.

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[It's a boy!!!!!]

April 2020 David & Joanna Morrison Update

Wednesday night is busy in our house. David leads a Bible study for 9-12 year olds in the boys old room. He uses videos and drama to teach Bible stories, and plant seeds of truth. At the same time, I lead a youth Bible study in the living room. We have been enjoying an honest dialogue about matters of the heart. What keeps us from seeing God as he really is?  How can we get to know him? How can we replace fear with faith, as we destroy lies and live by the truth? As both groups collide before and after, we have a lovely moment of chaos and cheer.

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