IMC Project Updates

October 2018 Southern Malawi Ministry Centre Update

In August we welcomed church members from all over Malawi to our Bangula Conference. It was wonderful to see mature church leadership taking responsibility for the conference. For this reason it was the easiest conference yet for our senior Malawian leaders Timothy, Ali, and Bauleni to manage. People contributed food and finances, and were responsible for their own transport to and from the conference. We appreciated the wonderful contribution of other Iris leaders from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.  

October 2018 Children's Feeding Program in Northern Mozambique

A mission’s team from our home church in Summerside, Prince Edward Island visited Iris Pemba early in June and spent most of its time ministering in our two children's centres at Mieze and Noviane and among village children supported through our programs. One of the special activities we had planned well in advance was a chicken meal to be served to the many hundreds of village children who regularly attend our Saturday morning discipleship program in Mieze.

October 2018 Northern Mozambique Orphan-Village Projects Update

We probably should be changing the title of this project from "orphan-village." In the first place, only about half our resident children in Mieze and Noviane are true orphans. The rest have at least one living parent--usually a mother--but she is either unable or unwilling to care for her children. And many of the village children we are supporting through our sponsorship program have one or both parents alive with whom they are living.

October 2018 Zimpeto Carpentry & Sewing Training Program 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 Zimpeto Child Reintegration Program Update

A  Reintegration Story:

Moisais Ngungane came to the Zimpeto centre in 2000 because he was an orphan and no one in his family could care for him. He lived in the centre until 2004, when he was chosen to go and live in a new project that a missionary had set up in a suburb called Machava. This was a house for older youth with a vision to prepare them for life in the community.

April 2018 Zimpeto Widows' Home Update

Today we visited Mana Salema in her house. She is old and frail but loves our visits. We bring juice and biscuits, and of course she needs money to buy chicken!

Steve 4_0.jpg

Like most people, her biggest issue is loneliness….she asked us to take her to the beach.

All of us need others to spend time with us. We assume that is why Jesus says caring for widows is “pure”. They have nothing to give us except a chat or a smile.

April 2018 Zimpeto Bible School Update

Combomune for Christ:

“What bad luck is this? (I Khombo Muni)” - said the woman, when for the seventh time she held her newborn baby at birth. This is because after having conceived a child, and carrying it the nine months of the gestation period, this mother would soon lose her newborn baby. This experience was repeated for the second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth children born to this mother. She kept losing her children at the time of childbirth or very soon after giving birth. But the seventh child was born alive and remained alive.

Pages