IMC Project Updates

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 Northern Mozambique Orphan-Home Projects Update

Our project is supporting 140 children in northern Mozambique in whole or in part. All these children are in school...and all know the Lord!

Of this number, 67 are currently in secondary school; 11 are in vocational programs as diverse as architecture and medical technology; seven are in university degree programs; and 55 are in primary school.

Sponsorship support is a key part of the complex funding of all these different students and programs. We are very grateful for the faithfulness of our IMC "Stop for the One-Canada" sponsors.

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!

April 2020 Zimpeto Bible School Update

“Go ye into the whole world and preach the gospel”....

We thank God for the opportunity to serve at the Zimpeto Bible College. In the past 6 months some of the most remarkable moments were with visits we had to the school. First was the visit from the main national television station - TVM. They focused on the work of one of our teachers. We had the opportunity to see a little bit of what we are do being broadcast on television at a national level.

April 2020 Children's Feeding Program In Northern Mozambique Update

For many years, our project in the village of Mieze has run a Saturday morning discipleship program for village children. A hot meal of nutritious beans and rice  is served to every child following the program. Over the years, attendance at this program has averaged 500. But recently, the number has dramatically increased to a thousand or more. Possibly the children are drawn by the meal that's provided...but they receive Jesus equally gladly!

April 2020 Southern Malawi Ministry Centre Update

It is amazing how a few days can eclipse six months. What were we doing before coronavirus hit the world? We have spent the last few days preparing by setting up hand-washing stations at the gate and at strategic locations around the base. The children are washing their hands like never before. We have also given up shaking hands in favour of foot tapping or elbow knocking. It is hard to imagine how an intensely interactive community such as ours will be able to distance themselves from each other.

October 2019 Southern Malawi Ministry Centre Update

In March of this year Malawi’s President declared a state of emergency, after a powerful tropical storm settled over the region unleashing torrential rains that caused substantial flooding. This resulted in 56 deaths, 577 injured, and 83,000 people displaced by flash floods, swollen rivers, or collapsing infrastructures. The storm system then moved east out to sea where it gained strength, forming into Tropical Cyclone Idai that headed back to shore making landfall near Beira, Mozambique causing further devastation.

October 2019 Children's Feeding Program in Northern Mozambique Update

In late-April, a powerful cyclone slammed into the Mozambican coastal city of Pemba where we have been ministering for the past 14 years. This was a completely unexpected event as no cyclone had ever struck Pemba previously.

Cyclone Kenneth dumped an incredible six feet of rain on the area in as many days. Most poor village houses are built at ground level and with no foundation. Depending on location, many houses were damaged or destroyed and all household contents swept away as floodwaters several feet deep flowed through unimpeded.

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