IMC Missionary Updates

April 2019 Don Kantel Update

There have been many recent changes in Mozambique which have impacted Iris in several significant ways. I (Don) recall a conversation I had several years ago with the man responsible for regulating Mozambique's 320 NGOs. He said it was his expectation that all NGOs would be redundant in five years' time as the country was becoming increasingly able to stand on its own feet economically.

October 2018 David & Joanna Morrison Update

September is the month when temperatures climb considerably, and the trees are dropping their leaves.  Papaya trees are loaded with fruit, and winter maize stalks are standing tall and drying. There is a smoky quality to the air, as fields of sugar cane are being burned in preparation for harvest.  Just a couple weeks ago our sports camp was in full swing here at Iris and shouts and cheers could be heard above the whir of the sewing machines, as tailors sewed school uniforms for Iris Primary School.

October 2018 Anonymous Family - Israel, Middle East Update

It has been a couple of months since we have moved to our new home/town. Looking back at those first days, and the emotions that encompassed those days, seems so long ago. One thing was clear when all else seemed unknown; God was faithful. I remember thinking I need to write down all these emotions, because we knew they wouldn’t last forever... even though it seemed they would at the time. I’m glad we did because looking back at those first days and weeks we can truly say we experienced Gods faithfulness.

October 2018 Don & Elizabeth Kantel Update

We arrived in Pemba in the remote north of Mozambique 13 years ago. It was a dishevelled, run-down remnant of a former Portuguese colonial some ways reminiscent of Maputo when we first went there with Iris in the late-90s. People were very poor; there were very few vehicles on what passed for roads; and most children were not attending school. The gospel was virtually unknown; and witch doctors and demon worship were rife.

October 2018 Jason Dueck Update

The last months have been a time of transition and change. Our base was set in a small village called Pie Monte. For some time we have felt led by the Lord to move our base to the small city of Choró, and did so in June. We spent the last few months in Pie Monte focusing on discipleship and preparing our church for our departure. We had the blessing of baptizing a few young people from our church; it was a very special and powerful moment. The youth in our church are growing in the Lord and taking on more responsibility. 

October 2018 Tony & Laurie-Ann Copple Update

We Copples have continued to nurture children while teaching at MasterPeace Academy, as well as leading three after school kids clubs and a leadership training group for Avian Park teens.  We took a road trip holiday to the Eastern Cape – much needed! After the winter school break (mid-June to mid-July), we arrived back at school to find not just two students, but six! Mpho continues to challenge us, since his mom has taken him off his ADHD meds, so he’s disruptive in class.  Please pray for him.