IMC Project Updates

Zimpeto Community Infant Milk and Food Supplement Program - Maputo, Mozambique

All Iris babies naturally receive all that is needed in order for them to thrive. In an effort to keep as many infants with their mothers as possible, Iris Ministries has constructed a program that provides food and milk for mothers and their babies in the surrounding community. This is one very practical way of keeping these families together. At present Iris is providing for 61 mothers and their babies. Each mother and child visits the centre twice a month.

September 2007 Zimpeto Bible School Update

"Over the past months we have finished the addition of offices for the Bible school. This is providing much needed space for the translators and the directors, in addition to having everyone together in the same space now. This has greatly benefited the work environment! No longer do we need to run all over the centre looking for a translator or have a teacher confused about where his class has been moved to. Oh, the blessings of progress!

February 2007 Zimpeto Bible School Update

“We are FINALLY in our very own classrooms of our new Bible school. What an amazing blessing this is! Having finalized the purchase of the desks, blackboards, etc., we began the 2007 school session in our new facilities. After operating out of children's dormitories and other locations for the last eight years, we now have a place to call home. All have settled in very nicely!

[John & Sandra Ewert teaching at the Bible school]

October 2006 Zimpeto Bible School Update

[Pastors in front of the "under construction" Zimpeto Bible School - October 2006]

"Our last update left off with us hoping to start construction of an actual Bible school, as classes have had to be held in the children's dormitories. We are grateful that construction has begun, with cement block walls already in place. While completion is a ways off, it is exciting to look forward to having a space of our own!

March 2006 Zimpeto Bible School Update

“It continues to be our vision to impart God's love and have the pastors in turn pour into the many abandoned and orphaned children in this country. To help facilitate this and to also minister to the many children at the centre we have expanded the role of the Bible school students to have them ministering to the children at the centre. For the first time, we have all the boys dorms participating in discipleship groups with the pastors, from the 6 year olds to late teens. Teaching on the Father's Heart continues to one of our favorite courses to teach.

March 2007 Southern Malawi Ministry Center Update

Update: March 2007

Iris Malawi is active in feeding the hungry both physically and spiritually. As a result of the flooding this year we have had to increase the physical feeding. It is amazing how God has used people from Australia, Canada and the United States to provide food for his hungry children. The food seems to arrive just as it is needed time and again!

October 2006 Southern Malawi Ministry Centre Update

"Our Iris base continues to expand. When you drive into Bangula at night, ours are the first lights you see. With two children’s homes and two pastors dormitories, plus two missionary homes, there is a veritable suburb developing!! As the finishing touches go on our long term missionary home, the walls are going up on two new children’s homes. With the first two full, it is exciting to think that we will be able to give a home and a family to 24 more orphans. As we grow in numbers of children, we become increasingly aware of the need for a school.

March 2006 Southern Malawi Ministry Centre Update

“Two third-year classes of pastors from the Bible school have now been graduated, and we have taken from those classes ten new teachers. Of our 365 churches in Malawi, 180 pastors have finished at least their first year of Bible school, and 60 have completed the three year training. There is a great hunger for teaching, and we look forward to the day when all of our pastors will have received the benefit of thorough teaching on the basics of Christianity and Kingdom.