IMC Project Updates

April 2018 Northern Mozambique Orphan-Village Projects Update

Our project is currently supporting, in whole or in large part, well over 70 young people who are attending secondary school or pursuing vocational training. This is an amazing statistic, given that preceding generations of these children's families would never have attended secondary school or, in most cases, even completed primary school.

These young people are all committed Christians and are intentionally pursuing the Lord's plan for their individual lives. Many are also quite bold in sharing their own faith with family members and friends.

April 2018 Children's Feeding Program In Northern Mozambique Update

One of our most important children's feeding programs is the regular plate of hot beans and rice provided for the 500-plus poor village children who attend the Saturday discipleship program at our Mieze "Village of Love."

In the past, due to the high cost of the beans, these hungry kids have received mostly rice and only a tiny serving of beans. The kids are grateful for the rice because it's something warm and filling in their tummies; but the beans provide the protein, and we haven't been able to offer much of that in the past.

December 2017 Stop For The One - Canada: Child Sponsorship Program Update

We are currently supporting 140 children in whole or in part in our Noviane and Mieze children's centres and in the surrounding villages. And all these children are connected with supporting sponsors in the Western world through one or more sponsorship programs. These programs include Iris Canada's "Stop for the One--Canada" (which provides Canadian tax receipts).

October 2017 Widows' Home Update

One of the great blessings of working with the poor is to stand alongside real ‘widows’, elderly people with nothing to do, no family, physically and mentally weak, and truly pour out love on them. That is why the bible says it is pure religion. This is not true only here in Mozambique.

Salimina is a widow we have been taking care of for many years. We are trying hard to find family, as Salimina is lonely and wants company. We are considering moving her to a home for the elderly, a quality facility in the same area she is in now, where she will have company.

October 2017 Zimpeto Child Reintegration Program Update

A big thank you for the continued financial support of the reintegration program. Without the program the centre would become an outdated dinosaur. Reintegration is the cog in the wheel that keeps children from stagnating in an institution. Our belief is that God created families and he hasn’t yet uncreated them; family is the best place for children to be loved and to grow. Hence we have a revolving door of children coming in being rehabilitated, supporting the family, and returning the children to their families.

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October 2017 Zimpeto Community Infant Milk and Food Supplement Program Update

Infant Milk Supplement Program:

Accasou and Angelina are happy, healthy, thriving four month old twins, but it wasn’t’ always like it is now. When the twins were born their future was very bleak. They were very small and their mother had gotten pregnant while she was very sick and on very strong medications that should be avoided during pregnancy. We were unsure if the babies would survive, primarily because of the medications the mom had been taking.

October 2017 Zimpeto Carpentry & Sewing Training Program Update

Carpentry Program:

The success of a project may be measured in part by well it runs in the absence of the teacher.

Bob Blanchette began the carpentry training program many years ago and wondered if the program would continue with the same success with him back in Canada one half of the time. Bob focused on training Emilio to lead – teaching him to care for the staff and train youth.

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