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Iris Global

Rating: 4.98 stars   492 reviews 5,071

Address:

933 College View Drive Iris Global Redding CA 96003 USA

Mission:

Iris Global is a Christian NGO committed to expressing a living and tangible response to those commandments that Jesus called greatest: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength,” and “Love your neighbor as yourself.” It is our conviction that the Spirit of God has asked us to make this love concrete in the world, incarnate in our thoughts, our bodies, our lives and our every action. Iris Global exists to participate in bringing the Kingdom of God to earth in all its aspects, but most especially through our particular calling to serve the very poor: the destitute, the lost, the broken and the forgotten.

Results:

House, feed and care for thousands of children daily, providing increasing numbers of homes for vulnerable women each year, well drilling and community development programs and much more. Visit our website for continuously updated information on programs we fund and their recent activities.

Target demographics:

express the love of God through providing education and basic needs for orphans, children at risk, widows, vulnerable woman and the disabled.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

over 10,000 children a day, as well as various members of many other communities, currently including 4,000 families in Malawi. Its network of churches also numbers more than 10,000, including some 2,000 churches among the Makua people of northern Mozambique. Iris operates bible schools, primary schools and its schools of missions in Pemba, Mozambique, USA and Micronesia.

Geographic areas served:

Africa, South America, Asia, North America, Australia, Middle East

Programs:

education, healthcare, community development, well drilling, low cost housing, cottage industries, micro and macro agricultural projects, arts and media, and faith-based leadership training.

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530-255-2077
www.irisglobal.org

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Reviews for Iris Global

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1 person found this review helpful

I have visited multiple Iris Bases around the world. They carry a true heart of Jesus to the nations. The do love so well. They have a very wholistic approach of carrying not only for the spiritual needs of a community but also the physical and emotional. I trust deeply this organization.

 
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I attended an Iris base in Pemba Mozambique for 3 months. They showed me what it is to be the hands and feet of Jesus as well as displaying the simplicity of the gospel. They know how to love well, and this is from the abundant overflow of what God is doing. Iam currently volunteering as a long-term missionary in Johannesburg South Africa, it is such an honour and privilege to be working with Iris
ministries. They are absolutely incredible and do live out the bible.

 
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I had the privilege of spending time watching Iris Global first hand in Pemba, Mozambique. I am continually blown away and impressed by their commitment to wholistic transformation. They are paving the way in that nation for quality education and so much more. Not only do they meet so many people's material needs, they leave them with a hope that lasts.

 
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I was with Iris Global in Mozambique the summer of 2013, and the majority of the people who make up this organization are among the most - if not the most - passionate, loving, happy, giving, self-sacrificing folks I've ever known in my life. Their joy is contagious, their willingness to suffer for the sake of the poor and broken convicting and moving, and their zeal for Jesus surprising. If there were anything not glowing I would write (which is hard to do, but I want to be forthright), the leadership structure is very top-down with the Bakers being the decision-makers. Like all top-down structures, decisions are made quickly and so good things happen fast, but also disorganized or less than perfect decisions can be made quickly, too. I learned patience and submissiveness. I have one theological disagreement with the organization regarding its interpretation of women's roles in the Church in 1 Timothy (Heidi Baker is more or less the leader of the organization and at times even seemed she ran the church in Pemba), and one regarding speaking in tongues in 1 Corinthians (they believe it can and should be done all at once in a service, and provided us with very little caution about abuse of the gifts while there) but I can honestly say that besides those two things, I am in total agreement with everything else they stand for. I'm actually astounded by how I agree with them on almost everything else. You will be hard pressed to find a more genuine, loving group in the entire world and certainly over the course of your life.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Okay

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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They are the hands and feet of Jesus on this earth! Love looks like stopping for the one... So good. So simple. They know how to love Jesus. In turn, they know how to love people. They offer practical help and spiritual help. God Bless Iris!!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

We have been collaborating with Iris in Mozambique and France, it's the most love driven organization we've ever collaborated with in our lives!!!

 
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5 people found this review helpful

I've been a part of Iris Global for a little over two years now and I'm blown away by the practical love of Jesus that the people of Iris carry for the children, the lost, widowed, homeless, etc. The message is simple: love Jesus. Through stopping for the one, the gospel of Jesus is preached and lives are transformed for all of eternity. What an honor it is to be a part of this group of people and see Jesus get glorified among the nations.

 
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Iris is less of an organization and more of a tribe of people who have dedicated themselves to laying down their lives selflessly for those in greatest need around the planet. It would be impossible to track how many lives have been transformed by this non-profit and the accomplishments can only be described as miraculous; because such results - from feeding vast numbers of people, building top-performing schools, starting clinics, rescuing people from slavery, taking in orphans, training widows in business skills, to reaching the remotest tribes, providing wells, rebuilding houses, healing the blind, giving dignity to the abused and abandoned, and empowering people to take on new jobs and responsibilities - would be impossible if it were not for a total reliance on Jesus Christ. Iris maintains a commitment to serve communities not from a position of knowing it all, but always going "lower still" in serving and honoring indigenous peoples and calling out the innate greatness in every nation they operate in.

 
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9 people found this review helpful

I can't say enough about Iris global I personally attended there leadership school in Central Coast of California.. I will glean from all I learned for the rest of my life. The teaching is biblical and spot on. I absolutely love the leadership of this school they know how to build community and truly be spiritual fathers and mothers... Mark & Cheryl Perry are hands down the best leaders I have ever had the privilege of sitting under forever grateful for Iris Global and Iris Leadership School....

 
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5 people found this review helpful

Iris Global is an incredible organization. Nowhere will you find more genuine people.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

As a student of the Iris Harvest School, my life was changed forever for the better. Words cannot express how thankful I am for Iris.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I wouldn't.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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