IMC Missionary Updates

September 2012 Don & Elizabeth Kantel Update

Don and Elizabeth are beginning their eighth year of service with Iris in Pemba in northern Mozambique. When they began in 2005, the region was very remote and backward…locked in the grip of severe poverty and 90% unemployment…and the last to feel any benefit from economic and social development initiatives originating in the nation’s capital 2,000 kms to the south. At that time, there were relatively few vehicles on Pemba’s crumbling roads; and it was a rarity to see a Mozambican behind the wheel of a private vehicle, no matter how derelict.

March 2012 Sue Silva Update

2012 has already brought many blessings and new experiences.  I am happy to share with you two exciting things that are coming up....

At the end of May I will be travelling to Pemba, Mozambique to attend the Iris Harvest School of Missions.  The school will run from June 1st through August 9th.  This has been on my heart for several years and the time is now.  Praise God that His timing is always perfect!   Please pray for this time of learning and growth - that I will have my eyes, ears and heart focused on all that God wants to show me and do in me.

March 2012 Don & Elizabeth Kantel Update

Iris Ministries in many ways has developed an ideal model for post-modern missions. Iris is expanding internationally in response to needs and opportunities all over the world…with much of that expansion being initiated by energetic and visionary graduates of Iris’ Harvest Mission School in Pemba. Heidi and Rolland’s vision is to replicate the Iris DNA in this next generation of world-changers and then release and empower them to give those unifying core values particular strategic expression in new contexts as the Holy Spirit leads and directs.

March 2012 David & Joanna Morrison Update

Once again, 2012 started with some health challenges in the Morrison home.  Kalina suffered another round of sinus infection.  We had a nasty virus run through the base.  Patrick was down for ten days with fever, a sore throat and exhaustion, most unlike my 16 year old action man.  Daniel had an episode of severe abdominal pain, which doctors think was caused by a small stone. In the midst of these challenges, villages around us suffered severe flooding.  Many homes were completely washed away, and others were damaged beyond repair. 

November 2011 Sarah Masson Update

"I have been living in Malawi since September 2010 and I have been a full time missionary for Iris Ministries since February 2011. In that time I have been doing a variety of things. From September 2010 to May 2011 I was working at the Iris primary school as well as working as an assistant to our base Director, David Morrison.

September 2011 David & Joanna Morrison Update

"We said goodbye to a good friend on September 7th this year. Our goodbyes were long-planned, but the circumstances were not expected. Daryl Martin together with his wife and children were scheduled to leave for Cambodia Sept.14th. They have become so much a part of our lives in these last two years that we knew our goodbyes would be sad. Jon who is 16 has become Patrick’s closest friend. They spent hours together creating, entertaining, chatting and solving life’s problems. Caleb who is 12 brought laughter wherever he went. He often came to say ‘Hi’ and hang out for a while.