IMC Missionary Updates

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 Bob & Betty Blanchette Update

Bob and Betty Blanchette have served the Lord in Zimpeto since 2007. Bob established the carpentry workshop and Betty the sewing program. Bob and Betty were both full time for a number of years until they decided to spend more time with their family. Over the last years they were at Zimpeto 3 to 6 months per year. Their main focus was training and loving youth, many who grew to love them like a Mom and Dad.

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.

Anonymous Family - Israel, Middle East

Anonymous Family Bio:

We are a family of 4 who are compelled to see the Middle East changed for the glory of God. When it comes to online communication our identities and locations need to remain anonymous, as proselytizing/evangelizing are unwelcome in these nations. So we are called ‘workers’, not ‘missionaries’ - simply there to let Love be known for who He really is….

April 2018 Brenda Dueck Update

During the months of October and November, God answered a number of prayers that I have been praying about since my arrival in Cambodia.

First, we were able to send 12 kids from the Railway Community to school. I had been praying that God would open doors for the kids to receive an education. I am very grateful to Him for favour with all the right people in order to make this happen.

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[The first day of school for these precious ones.]