IMC Missionary Updates

September 2014 Don & Elizabeth Kantel Update

Missionary service in a setting like northern Mozambique is usually a case of two steps forward, one step backward. And that’s on the good days! We have to keep reminding ourselves that the church is in its infancy here. There is no Christian history in this region and there are no Christian values embedded in the local tribal culture. So we shouldn’t realistically expect people who encounter Jesus for the first time to advance quickly on an unbroken path toward Christian maturity. Yes, the gospel has been widely and enthusiastically embraced.

May 2014 Jason Dueck Update

God has been moving since I officially came under Iris Canada this past January. I went to the Iris Fortaleza base this last January to prepare for an upcoming trip to Nepal with the rest of the team. There is a group of six people who are currently in Nepal, ministering the gospel to unreached people.

April 2014 David & Joanna Morrison Family Update

After 10 years of living, playing, learning, and serving together, we left Patrick in Canada last September. This was really hard to do, a bit like an amputation. We are thankful for modern communication, but look forward to a face to face reunion. Patrick is having a fabulous year at Kings' Christian Collegiate in Oakville, thanks to friends who made this possible.  




[Patrick climbing Malawi’s Zomba Mountain prior to leaving Malawi.]


April 2014 Don & Elizabeth Kantel Update

Many of our friends and ministry partners will have heard about the severe rains and resulting flooding in Northern Mozambique in March. We returned from Canada to Pemba just as the rains were finally letting up…and faced the full impact of the devastation.

Our own house was filled with mold from the heat, humidity, and rainwater that got in. All clothing, bedding, furniture, walls, and ceilings were covered. The smell was disgusting…and after a few weeks of washing and re-washing everything, there has only been some improvement.

February 2014 Jason Dueck Update

Hi Friends!
It seems hard to believe that in one week we are going to be leaving Fortaleza Brazil for Nepal! The time of preparation here in Brazil is nearly over and we are getting excited to leave. We are looking forward to see what God is going to do through us.
Jenn and I have not felt as connected with the ministry outreaches here in Brazil as our focus is more towards Nepal. However, we have had the opportunity to do some ministry while we are here and have seen God do some wonderful things.

Jason Dueck

Home Base:  Iris Centre, Fortaleza, Brazil


Jason's Bio: 

"But how are they to call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!”  Romans 10:14-15.

October 2013 Sarah Masson Update

Jesus replied, “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.” Luke 9:62

In the same way, those of you who do not give up everything you have cannot be my disciples.” Luke 14:33

"This only have I found: God created mankind upright, but they have gone in search of many schemes.” Eccl. 7:29

"He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds." Ps. 147:3