IMC Project Updates

October 2006 Southern Malawi Ministry Centre Update

"Our Iris base continues to expand. When you drive into Bangula at night, ours are the first lights you see. With two children’s homes and two pastors dormitories, plus two missionary homes, there is a veritable suburb developing!! As the finishing touches go on our long term missionary home, the walls are going up on two new children’s homes. With the first two full, it is exciting to think that we will be able to give a home and a family to 24 more orphans. As we grow in numbers of children, we become increasingly aware of the need for a school.

March 2006 Southern Malawi Ministry Centre Update

“Two third-year classes of pastors from the Bible school have now been graduated, and we have taken from those classes ten new teachers. Of our 365 churches in Malawi, 180 pastors have finished at least their first year of Bible school, and 60 have completed the three year training. There is a great hunger for teaching, and we look forward to the day when all of our pastors will have received the benefit of thorough teaching on the basics of Christianity and Kingdom.

September 2005 Southern Malawi Ministry Centre Update

“Life in Bangula makes the line between life and ministry much less obvious, if there should be a line at all. Life is full of opportunities for blessing those around us, whether by welcoming people into our home, or by preaching a message about the incredible gift we have in Jesus, or by listening to an old lady tell us about her struggles to find grass to repair her roof before the rains come. Ministry comes in all shapes in Malawi, among the poorest of the poor.

February 2005 Southern Malawi Ministry Centre Update

Much has changed in the year and a half that the Morrisons have been in Malawi. “It has been so exciting to see things expand. Two dorms to house the pastors, a second classroom and a washroom have been built. We are beginning to dig a second well, and just recently received electrical power on the site. Plans are in place to begin an orphan home, and to build a guest house for visitors.

August 2004 Southern Malawi Ministry Centre Update

“The Bible school is such a blessing. The school has now graduated three groups of fifty pastors each from the first year program. It is wonderful to watch the pastors learn and grow in their three month time at the Bible school. Following up with the Iris pastors and their families means long drives on bumpy roads which don't often see vehicles. This is a large piece of what we do.

Southern Malawi Ministry Centre - Bangula, Malawi

The number of rural churches in southern Malawi is growing rapidly. It is imperative that the new pastors of these churches receive regular training. Iris Ministries Canada has undertaken this need, now that the Lord has led a Canadian pastor and his wife to give leadership. David and Joanna Morrison and their young family moved to Bangula in September 2003 to direct the new Bible school, and classes began two weeks later.