Children's Feeding Program in Northern Mozambique

April 2017 Children's Feeding Program in Northern Mozambique Update

As we regularly report, our major on-going food programs in northern Mozambique include regular food distribution to over 150 poor families (including about a thousand children); powdered milk distribution to over 60 mothers and babies; complete food and care for over 80 resident children in Mieze and Noviane; support for another 55 village children through the sponsorship program; and weekly feeding of 600 village children following the Saturday discipleship program. All of this is funded through your gifts to Iris Ministries Canada.

October 2016 Children's Feeding Program in Northern Mozambique Update

Most of those reading this report have never had to go to bed hungry or wonder where their next meal will come from. But that's the daily reality for the majority of poor village children in Mieze. The government claims to have won the war against poverty; but the truth is very different for the rural poor throughout Mozambique. The majority of village children continue to suffer the ravages of  extreme poverty; and a large part of our ministry in Mieze and rural Pemba is helping meet these most basic human needs in Jesus' name.

June 2016 Children's Feeding Program in Northern Mozambique Update

The Mozambican economy, which was showing great promise a couple of years ago, is now faltering badly. Corruption and incompetence at the highest levels are a major factor; and, while an emerging Mozambican middle class of senior government officials is prospering, statistics indicate the rural 80% of the country’s population is materially worse off today than five years ago!

September 2015 Children's Feeding Program in Northern Mozambique Update

In our April, 2014 report we wrote about the two children’s food programs being sponsored by Joyce Meyer Ministries through Iris Ministries Canada. One provides a nutritious daily snack to over 4,000 children in the Iris school on the Pemba Base. The other provides a hot meal of beans and rice to children attending the daily village discipleship program.

March 2015 Children's Feeding Program in Northern Mozambique Update

Through funds contributed by IMC, we are currently feeding between 4,500-5,000 needy Mozambican children daily!

This is a huge commitment and is making a significant contribution to the war against poverty in our region of northern Mozambique. It is truly saving lives; and it’s helping poor village children attend school and eventually break free from the vicious cycle of poverty and suffering that has characterized village life for generations.

September 2014 Children's Feeding Program in Northern Mozambique Update

One of our great joys is watching hungry village children receive and enjoy a nutritious meal. The children we care for in our Noviane and Mieze Centres eat 2-3 meals every day and have confidence in  God’s continuing provision for them. Village kids are generally not as well or securely provided for…and for them, each meal is a special gift from heaven. But all have experienced great deprivation and uncertainty in their young lives, and that memory makes them grateful for all the Lord’s provision.

April 2014 Children's Feeding Program In Northern Mozambique Update

Our October 2013 Update provided the most current information about the various ways in which, through your gifts to IMC, you are helping defeat poverty and suffering among poor children and families in our care in Northern Mozambique. Additionally, however, in conjunction with Joyce Meyer Ministries, IMC is additionally funding two large and important food programs for needy village children near the Iris Pemba Base.

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.

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