IMC Project Updates

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!

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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.

April 2018 Southern Malawi Ministry Centre Update

The other day I took a walk in the back property where we have planted hundreds of trees over the last year. There are trees at all different stages, from tiny seedling to fully mature. Each tree must be cared for according to its present needs. The littlest ones can’t survive without regular watering and weeding. The more mature trees can use their established root systems to find the nutrients that are required.

April 2018 Zimpeto Carpentry & Sewing Training Program Update

Zimpeto Carpentry Program:

IMC has been supporting the Zimpeto carpentry program for many years. The list of ‘things’ made is huge - including school desks, garden furniture, book shelves, windows and doors, cupboards, shoe racks, storage boxes, kitchen cupboards and more. But the real gift of the program is seeing youth trained, developing a skill that will carry them forward for many years to come.

April 2018 Zimpeto Community Infant Milk and Food Supplement Program Update

Infant Milk Supplement Program:

We would like to highlight to you little El Shaddai, who just recently joined our milk supplementation program. She is one of the many babies we have the privilege to helping each week. El Shaddai's mom needed help because she was unable to produce breast milk and had no means to buy formula for her young baby; she was feeding the baby mashed up crackers and water. El Shaddai is still very young, and the essential nutrients found in milk are so important in early development.

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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