2017 Annual Report for Iris Global

2017 Financial ReportWe are delighted to be able to share the recently published 2017 report by Iris Global, which details the worldwide ministry activities over the year.

As Heidi and Rolland write in the report introduction:

It is a tremendous joy to see the power and compassion of God in action through our passionate teams world­wide.

Download:  Annual Report 2017

Aid after rubbish dump collapse

In February 2018, following heavy rain, a rubbish dump in Maputo, Mozambique collapsed killing several people who lived there, and destroyed many homes. This is the rubbish dump on which Heidi and Rolland Baker started their ministry in Mozambique over 20 years ago, where the poorest of the poor have made their homes and scavenge for food, and things that they can sell. The Iris Zimpeto team has over the years had regular outreach to this rubbish dump.

In response to this catastrophe Iris Global UK immediately sent funds to aid the Iris Zimpeto base in Maputo to assist survivors in the rubbish dump. The Zimpeto team has been able to buy and distribute much needed food, clothing, blankets, roof covers and also to begin rebuilding houses.

We pray for hearts to be healed by Holy Spirit, for lives to be rebuilt and for the Gospel of Jesus Christ to be shared to bring love, freedom and hope to all on the rubbish dump.

Twenty Years and Still Going – Steve Lazar, Iris Zimpeto base, Mozambique

Zimpeto Dec 2015 1Last night one of our missionaries shared a story about a boy who planted a carrot seed and watered it, weeded it, watched it and hoped for it. His father, mother, brother and friends all said it won’t grow…needless to say it did grow and he wheeled off his giant carrot in a wheelbarrow.

For sure our work in Mozambique is like the carrot, we all said and thought it wouldn’t happen but twenty years on it has and is happening.

Loving children is what we do best. We lay no claim to miracles, or crowd drawing transformations. You won’t find us on the next chapter of ‘Finger of God’; in fact our website is so old it seems we stopped updating it a year ago. We are not famous for our awesome preaching or known for our flashy buildings but we love children back to life and bring life to families. That is what we do and we love it.

Last weekend we took the time to celebrate Iris in Mozambique for twenty years. Over 800 men, women, children, government officials, babies and toddlers joined together with Heidi to celebrate God’s faithfulness.

Amidst the humidity, sweat, heat, dust and myriad of otherwise smells the treasure was hearing Feliciano (who cannot talk) grunt into the microphone for two minutes during intercession, I am glad God could understand him. I picked this boy up from another centre over 10 years ago, suffering from institutional neglect, overrun with TB tumours, and suffering from malnutrition. Today he is a testimony of twenty years in Mozambique. He represents the foundation stone for our new church.

Enjoy the photos of our celebration.
Steve and Ros Lazar

Iris Ministries Video

A witch doctor and his partner come to know Christ and share their testimony with Heidi Baker.

Love Looks Like Something

Expressing God’s love for the poor in tangible ways has always been at the heart of IRIS Global. Watch as these heartfelt images and scenes unfold into a beautiful and moving depiction of Love in action.