IMC Missionary Updates

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 Don Kantel Update

The past six months have brought some extreme challenges...perhaps the most challenging in our 15 years of ministry in northern Mozambique.

Throughout much of 2019 we were being stretched to respond financially to the catastrophic impact of Cyclone Kenneth. We built five new houses for village families who lost everything; repaired major damage to several more houses, and replaced lost household and school supplies for dozens of our sponsorship children and their families.

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.

October 2019 Sarah Masson Update

I have now been serving at the Iris Malawi base for 9 years. I went to Malawi (my second time), landing in September of 2010, intending to stay only 3 months. However, in those three months God gave me a dream about my newly born nephew suddenly being 5 years old, and one of our Malawian house parents telling me that I’d be there for 5 years. At that time I thought to myself ‘that’s crazy and highly unlikely’ : -). God had different plans, but had to reveal them to me little by little. If he had revealed the plan all at once, I may have passed out or been too overwhelmed to function!

October 2019 Tony & Laurie-Ann Copple Update

We Copple’s continue to nurture and teach children from two townships at Master Peace Academy, as well as working with three after school kids clubs. In April, we were invited to join an initiative started by our pharmacist and her husband, who had a dream to involve the seniors from our Hooggelegen retirement village. They wanted to invite the seniors into pharmacy weekly, so they could pass on/share their many skills with the community. Some would offer help with remedial reading, others share travel experiences, and others tell stories.

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