IMC Project Updates

September 2011 Southern Malawi Ministry Centre Update

"Everything is overshadowed by the death of one of our missionaries here at Iris. One of our missionaries, Daryl Martin, got too close to some elephants and paid with his life. Still, something amazing happened in the midst of elephants charging, autopsy, wake, service of memory, and burial. All 75 of our Iris children who live on site in 5 homes have lost both parents. They have suffered loss compounded by rejection and abandonment. The children suffered another loss, and yet this time they are older and able to process. There was great wailing and crying.

August 2011 Child Reintegration Program Update

"2011 has seen some significant changes in the reintegration team. We lost one of our team members when she left work, requiring us to find and train a new worker. Our driver of over five years has also recently moved on, and we have yet to appoint a new driver.

"The team works very well in uncovering the truth of the situations the children come from. Often times this requires that they make surprise visits to the house or that they interview neighbours or pastors of the church.

August 2011 Children's Feeding Program in Northern Mozambique Update

IMC’s commitment to feeding poor village children in northern Mozambique currently focuses on the following:

    •providing a hot dinner of chicken, rice and salad to about 3,500 children on Christmas Day and Children’s Day (June 1)
    •providing a hot meal of beans and rice to about 500 village children in Mieze every Saturday following the kids’ Clube de Bandeira program of evangelism and fun
    •providing full daily nutrition to about 50 children in the Mieze “Village of Love” and another 20 in our Noviane Project