IMC Project Updates

April 2012 Zimpeto Reintegration Project

Since our last update in 2012, 26 children have gone back to live with family. This is miraculous. God created family, and so what a privilege it is to reunite children with mothers, fathers, grandparents, brothers and sisters.

Iris Canada is instrumental in this process, providing transport, building houses, providing food and shelter; giving these children a future and a hope.

One of the stories is of Manito and Nelinho.

These two young men have been at the centre since they were very young (four years old).

April 2013 Southern Malawi Ministry Centre Update

Our youngest child is 6 months and our oldest 18. In between we hit every age and every stage. We have temper tantrums and we have changing hormones. We have those who are learning to walk, and those who are learning to fly. Our newest girls are settling in so well with their house mother, Ruth. A few weeks ago all 72 kids were out in the field harvesting beans. It was wonderful to watch them working together, laughing and chatting as they worked.  

April 2013 Children's Feeding Program in Northern Mozambique Update

There are two quite different approaches we could be pursuing through our various food programs for poor orphaned and vulnerable children in remote northern Mozambique. We could spread what resources are available to us as widely as possible to make some kind of positive difference in the lives and circumstances of as many children as possible. And at one level, that would make sense, as it would help alleviate a degree of wide-spread childhood suffering. On the other hand, while most poor children are indeed suffering and severely deprived, few are actually starving in this area today.

November 2012 Zimpeto Widows' Home Project Update

One of our pastors reported to us that there was a young mother of twins, abandoned by her husband, that been thrown out of her family home. One of the twins had just died. While she is not an elderly widow, she is a mother and woman desperately in need.

We brought her and her baby into the widows' house for 3 months. She has been wonderful company for the elderly widow living in the house and has had time to rest, receive ministry and get stronger by having good nutrition available to her and her child.