IMC Missionary Updates

March 2006 David & Joanna Morrison Update

“What is it like to live in Bangula? It is hot, and mostly dry, though we have had rain this year. It is big enough for a corner store and a market, but not big enough for a grocery store. As you walk through ‘downtown’ you are likely to meet cows, goats, chickens, and many children wanting something to eat. At our house you will find our children doing school work in the mornings, and our Malawian children coming to play with Duplo and do puzzles on the back porch in the afternoons. You might meet pastors popping in for various reasons, or someone coming by for a visit.

September 2005 David & Joanna Morrison Update

“This past summer we returned to Canada for a visit. It was wonderful and the time flew by quickly! We are now settling into life in Africa once again. Friendships with the children from neighbouring villages are growing stronger. Communicating in Chichewa is becoming more familiar, and the heat and the dust are a little less strange. Home schooling is still a lot of work, but at least the routine is familiar. Joanna now has friends among the women, and continues to write songs to help them learn Scripture.

February 2005 David & Joanna Morrison Update

“We are delighted to have moved into our own home this past month, located on the Bible school property. We are now able to easily 'slip' out and teach at the Bible school, and be close to the pastors. Our new house is wonderful as it is situated to catch the breezes, and we are feeling spoiled to now have a fridge, a freezer and an oven! The children love that I can once again bake bread and can vary the daily menu even a little bit!

August 2004 David & Joanna Morrison Update

“Almost a year in Bangula and we are still learning lots every day! We are living in the middle of Jambo Village, and have the privilege of walking daily with the poor. With a 25% yield on their crop, many families are really struggling to find enough to eat each day, let alone having any luxuries of soap, toothpaste or shampoo. Each month Iris Ministries Canada is able to support some of these needy families with some maize and beans - the elderly, widows, orphans and the handicapped come early on the 15th of each month to receive help.

October 2006 Don & Elizabeth Kantel

The Pemba Base continues to expand in size and complexity. We now have over 175 children living here. The 150 Missions School students have just left, but planning is already well along for the next school beginning in October. A new group of student-pastors has begun Bible school classes this week. And our number of visitors at Pemba is more than double last year’s figures (averaging 30-40/month). We also have 450 children attending our newly opened Christian primary school.