IMC Project Updates

September 2020 Zimpeto Widows' Home Update

We continue to oversee the care of widows in the community. Pictured here is Rosalina. This precious one is blind and lost a leg through amputation. Rosalina never had children, and her family members abandoned her years ago. This IMC project supplies the finances that guarantee Rosalina’s food, all of her hygienic needs, and pays for a woman who does Rosalina's cleaning, washing, and cooking.

September 2020 Zimpeto Bible School Update

From the beginning of the second quarter, 2020 has been a year of many changes caused by the recent global pandemic of COVID-19 that has affected not only Mozambique and Africa but also the whole world.

All educational institutions in the country had to stop on-site classes, and our students and teachers had to adapt to be able to adjust to this new reality. We have adopted distance learning classes by using well known digital platforms.

September 2020 Southern Malawi Ministry Centre Update

So it is impossible for God to lie for we know that his promise and his vow will never change! And now we have run into his heart to hide ourselves in his faithfulness. This is where we find his strength and comfort, for he empowers us to seize what has already been established ahead of time—an unshakeable hope!  Hebrews 6:18 The Passion Translation.

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[Iris family in prayer concerning the pandemic and challenges in Malawi.]

September 2020 Carpenty and Sewing Training Programs Update

July 15th marked the second anniversary of the passing of our beloved IMC missionary Betty Blanchette. Betty began and oversaw the sewing project for many years. At the same time her husband Bob began and oversaw the carpentry project.

Both projects continue to be strong and active. Bob and Betty trained up wonderful leaders in their areas. Bob had planned to visit the base in June but had to postpone his travels for now because of the coronavirus pandemic.

September 2020 Zimpeto General Update

It has been quite the six month period worldwide as the coronavirus has shut borders, closed schools and churches, and seen businesses shut down.

Although the official death count is small in Mozambique, the country has suffered enormously with little medical or Government support.

Food prices have increased by 40%, as have medical and building supplies, and most goods that we require and use on a day by day basis in Maputo.

September 2020 Zimpeto Child Reintegration Program Update

The Bible reminds us that caring for orphans and widows is the purest form of religion.

Rosa was placed back into family in 2011 through our reintegration program.

Unbeknownst to us, she had been expelled from her home by her family in 2015 when she became pregnant. Her partner abandoned her at that time.

Rosa wandered into one of our community churches in February 2020.  After some investigation, we discovered that she was living in great poverty, caring for her two children all on her own.

April 2020 Zimpeto Child Reintegration Program Update

In 2002 Steve and Ros Lazar took 10 children into their house as a result of a measles outbreak. After the crisis had passed, Ros in her wisdom decided to keep the 10 children with them.

In December 2019 the last of the 10 children were reintegrated into some family. The vision the Lord placed on ther Lazars heart was completed. Ros remembers standing on the driveway watching the car take the last of the 10 youth to their community house.

April 2020 Zimpeto Carpentry & Sewing Training Program Update

The success of programs run by a Missions base is evidenced by how the programs operate after the missionaries leave.

The sewing program was started by Betty Blanchette, and the carpentry program by Bob Blanchette.

Since Bob and Betty left (after Betty’s unexpected death in 2018), the programs have continued with more and more young people learning valuable life skills that will bring them income to care for themselves and their families, and bless their communities!

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