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Iris Global

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Causes: Group Homes, Human Service Organizations, Human Services, International, International Development, Judaism, Religion

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.

Community Stories

514 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Pam F.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We recently traveled with the Global Awakening team to Pemba to visit IRIS Ministries. There is an open heaven there with a sense of peace and worship that is unique to Pemba. IRIS Ministries is the real deal and their entire focus is on helping the people of Mozambique. I encourage you to donate to their growing university as a seed of faith. God bless Heidi, Rolland and the Harvest School, along with the people of Mozambique.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Such excellent experiences calling into the office. Wonderful folks.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have the great privilege of taking young adults to Iris for spring break trips. The students work along side with the staff to serve and to learn. This is an amazing experience, not only do students get to assist in the great work of Iris, feeding children, working on the farm or assisting in the hospital, but the lives of the students are changed. These trips are a defining moment in their lives. Iris is an amazing organization that not only effects the lives of of the poor but it effects the world through the students, with the simple message of love.

Client Served

Rating: 4

I always been blown away by this ministries desire to tend to the poor and less fortunate. I've seen them over and over again put donations to use directly on the ground. They operate with such a spirit of excellence and always strive to do right.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Iris Global is an organization full of passionate world-changers who care deeply for the needs of the poor and oppressed. Iris is an amazing organization doing important work worldwide.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Iris has the most engaging volunteers I have ever associated with. They are loyal, innovative, caring, compassionate, dedicated and determined.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I went to Holy Given 3 which was the name of the third school early on in Iris's mission school. This school transformed my life and taught me so much about the love of Christ and serving others. This was a powerful time in my life. I have returned and served in Africa two times since mission school with Iris. I love this ministry and I am glad I was able to be apart of something so dynamic and Beautiful in Christ. So many stories and So many changes and challenges that caused me personally to grow and mature more in Christ. Love Iris and will always be willing to serve with them it is such an honor. Blessings Jeanie

Volunteer

Rating: 5

After graduating high school, my daughter and I were able to volunteer together with Iris. A fantastic organisation with significant indigenous and local government connections, you can be assured your safety and well-being are a priority whilst you and your family are with Iris. I've been to 3 Iris bases, and each is characterised strongly by a sense of welcoming, love, family, and a 'can do!' attitude. Would HIGHLY recommend living/serving/volunteering at ANY Iris base around the world, based on the consistency I've experienced from visiting 3 distinctly different bases but experiencing the same 'flavour' at each. Love in action at its best!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Most amazing graceful loving place. They bring correction with gentleness. Also it is so much fun! Everyone is family! You dance, laugh,cry, everything together.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Iris is an incredible non-profit. Everything about Iris embodies it's core values. My 3 months spent with Iris changed my life. I saw Love and saw the embodiment of what love looks like. I learnt so much from those deemed poor but who really have everything. Iris continually pushes the boundaries in how it serves and constany exceeds all expectations of what's possible! Amazing organisation, but more than that, a true family...changing the world one life at a time.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

The staff is a delight to work with. They stop everything they're doing to focus on people who come into the office. I've seen them improve dramatically over the years in their cohesion and communication. A blessing to know them!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

I have been with Iris as a student, a volunteer, and now an employee for over 6 years now. I am proud to be a part of an organization committed to its core values and strengths.

Joyce76

Donor

Rating: 5

Iris Global is a non-profit I trust deeply because of the love that is communicated and made concrete through food, shelter, education and kindness to so many with so little funding. I regard the story of its founders; Heidi came from a privileged background and walked away from it to help others.

If there was an outreach to join, for me, this is it. I feel honored to have an opportunity to sponsor three beautiful children through this project. I hope you will join me.

3 Jillian14

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization is incredible! I have been to 3 of their bases so far and each one was so unique, yet still embodied their core values so well! The time I have spent with Iris so far, has changed my entire life!! It's so hard to put into words all that happened but all I know is my husband and I are FOREVER CHANGED because of this ministry. They are true examples of Jesus to every single person they encounter!

2 Michal R.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The time I spent with IRIS completely changed my life. It is an experience that is really hard to put into words, but I can tell for sure that all work IRIS does, it does with excellence and commitment that is unparalleled.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Iris Global is definitely an organization that stands out and is continuously giving and helping those in need. It's an honour to get to serve in this organization.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Iris Global is amazing! There is no one that won't be helped or supported or loved through this ministry... The continual giving and helping others is admirable. Definitely one of the best non profits out there!

2 Paul205

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The work that Iris Global are doing has to be seen to be believed. They feed thousands of people on a daily basis, they educate children, support widows and are just a massive blessing to their community in many other ways. The time that I spent on their bases changed my lfe forever.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This NGO goes far and beyond expectation. The staff and volunteers are superior examples of kindness, and compassion. They are amazing!!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Iris Global is an incredible organisation, saving and transforming lives across the world. Through practical aid like feeding, housing and education programs, Iris bestows dignity upon each individual human they come into contact with whether it is by rescuing abused, abandoned children or teaching suffering widows the skills they need to start up businesses and support their families. Iris shares the love and light of Jesus Christ wherever they go, seeing lives saved and transformed through God's mercy and power. Through Jesus, with their practical way of loving people, they give hope to those who are broken, suffering and despairing.