IMC Missionary Updates

April 2013 David & Joanna Morrison Update

We are in training of various kinds. Patrick and David are training for an international bike race in Luwawa. They try to ride 30 km three times a week. With another years growth and much more intensive training, both expect to improve on last year’s race. Patrick, Daniel, and Kalina have all been part of our Iris Running Club in preparation for the CURE Hospital Fun Run in late April. My physical training is a lot less strenuous.  I try to walk, ride or swim several times a week.  

September 2012 Sarah Masson Update

One of our Iris girls recently had her 16th birthday. On the eve of her birthday she ran over to my house wanting to spend to time with me. We were chatting about life and getting ‘older’. I asked her what she wanted to be for real when she grows up. She took a minute and then said, “I really do want to be a teacher.” She continued to say “I am going to be a teacher here and they will not even recognize where I have come from!” Curious about what this meant, I asked her to explain.

September 2012 David & Joanna Morrison Update

We are certainly entering a new season in the Morrison household. How did our children grow up so fast?  Patrick is in Canada for 3 months, testing his feet in Canadian culture. We are so thankful for friends and family who welcomed him into their homes and holidays! He had the opportunity to visit his Morrison cousins, to work at Pioneer camp for one session, to get his driving license, and to see Newfoundland by motorcycle. Now he is helping out on the family farm in Ottawa and spending time with his Patrick cousins.

March 2012 David & Joanna Morrison Update

Once again, 2012 started with some health challenges in the Morrison home.  Kalina suffered another round of sinus infection.  We had a nasty virus run through the base.  Patrick was down for ten days with fever, a sore throat and exhaustion, most unlike my 16 year old action man.  Daniel had an episode of severe abdominal pain, which doctors think was caused by a small stone. In the midst of these challenges, villages around us suffered severe flooding.  Many homes were completely washed away, and others were damaged beyond repair. 

November 2011 Sarah Masson Update

"I have been living in Malawi since September 2010 and I have been a full time missionary for Iris Ministries since February 2011. In that time I have been doing a variety of things. From September 2010 to May 2011 I was working at the Iris primary school as well as working as an assistant to our base Director, David Morrison.

September 2011 David & Joanna Morrison Update

"We said goodbye to a good friend on September 7th this year. Our goodbyes were long-planned, but the circumstances were not expected. Daryl Martin together with his wife and children were scheduled to leave for Cambodia Sept.14th. They have become so much a part of our lives in these last two years that we knew our goodbyes would be sad. Jon who is 16 has become Patrick’s closest friend. They spent hours together creating, entertaining, chatting and solving life’s problems. Caleb who is 12 brought laughter wherever he went. He often came to say ‘Hi’ and hang out for a while.

August 2011 Linda Currie Update

"Where does the time go and how does it pass so quickly? It seems like only a month or so ago that I was writing an update, and here I am again. And once again I am here to tell you of how incredibly amazing our God is!

"Many things have taken place, but the most personal one was that I celebrated my 60th birthday here in Mozambique. It was such fun, and of course the children all laughed at how old I am…. After all, here 60 is considered to be ‘old’. The kids have told me that they would now have to call me ‘Vovo’ (grandmother), instead of Mama Linda.