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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 empowered by the love of God to stop for the one in need through adoration, outreach, education, relief, development, healing, and the arts.

Results: Iris Global continues to grow with nearly 70 partner ministries in over 30 nations. Each year we train hundreds of missionaries through our Harvest School of Missions, provide homes to thousands of children, drilling wells throughout northern Mozambique, and serving over a million meals. More details can be found in our annual report posted on our website: https://www.irisglobal.org/pdf/Iris-Annual-Report-2017.pdf

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: 63,583 people in community outreaches; educated 6, 853 students; treated 3,266 each day in our medical clinics, drilled 83 wells, and so much more.

Geographic areas served: Africa, South America, Asia, North America, Australia, Middle East

Programs: education, healthcare, community development, well drilling, low cost housing, agricultural projects, arts and media, and faith-based leadership training.

Community Stories

551 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Sandy51

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been watching Iris Ministries grow and do incredible things for several years now. There is no question that this ministry has made a lasting impact on the communities and even the nations where they have established churches. Their caring of widows and orphans rivals any social welfare program anywhere on earth. Orphans become sons and daughters and widows are given ways to make livlihoods. They water projects have improved the lives of many local villages. Their schools have turned out some of the finest scholars in Mozambique. In my opinion, there is no other organization more worthy of support than Iris Ministries. They are who they say they are 100% and live out what they preach, "stopping for the one." Iris Ministires ideed makes love "look like something."

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Iris Global is a solid, Spirit-filled organization that is literally changing the world. Leadership walks in amazing humility, integrity, and power. It is an honor to serve with this NGO that reaches the physical and spiritual needs of the poor in radical ways.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Iris Global is the most incredible missions organization that I am aware of on the face of planet earth. I have been volunteering with Iris since 2008 and I can honestly say that it has changed my life in the most unimaginable ways. Because Iris exists, I have been personally transformed, become a missionary, and launched my own non profit that helps hundreds of kids each week. This organization is changing lives and changing the world!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the privilege of volunteering on a Medical Mission in Mozambique this past March working with Iris Ministries. Their humility and ethos to 'stop for the one' was hugely inspirational and so evident to see. A remarkable charity spreading to many parts of the globe meeting the physical and spiritual needs of the disadvantaged.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Everyone I've met from this organization has been amazing and so very friendly and helpful. Every time I've seen Heidi in person she is always loving people in the most important way .. by giving, smiling, encouraging and helping them. I've seen with my own eyes how Heidi loves the least lovely and shares kindness beyond measure. Heidi and and Iris is one of the best examples of a giving, caring organization.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Iris Global has contributed more to the world and to Africa than any organization I have ever heard of. They save, change, restore and heal lives.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I heard about Iris Global in 2008 and became an official missionary with them in January 2012. I am working with the iris Fortaleza base running several of the children's programs, sharing the Gospel, and trying to give myself completely to the Lord--for He is worthy to receive the reward of His suffering.

Iris is not a humanistic or socialistic ministry, although love does look like something--often feeding, housing, clothing the poor. Iris exists to glorify God and bring the Gospel and Love of Jesus to the lost.

I would strongly recommend getting involved though, prayer, financial support, or even a visit. God is moving!!

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Donor

Rating: 5

We are amazed at the work Iris does. From rescuing children from the sex trade, taking in orphans, feeding the poor, teaching people how to start small businesses to feed their family, helping at disaster sites, stopping for the one to listen, to love and Sooo very much more.

2 Eirik N.

Donor

Rating: 5

The only direct contact I've had with this organization has been hearing Heidi and Rolland Baker speak at two conferences in the UK. I've also listened to a lot of Heidi Baker sermons over internet and read their books. Receiving the teaching and inspiration has changed my life more than anything else! Now I love God more, now I love the people around me more. Thanks to Iris.

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The best mission organization I know. Full or integrity, love & the power of Holy Spirit.

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have followed this ministry for a number of years. My husband and I are thoroughly inspired by Heidi and Rolland Baker. We recommend them and their ministry to anyone who has a heart for the poor and for justice. Their love for God and obedience to him is amazing. I am thankful that this ministry is growing and bringing Kingdom to earth in different countries. Every child deserves love and a home, God wants to heal people and save them and thisnismhappening through this ministry.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Rolland and Heidi are the real deal. They have impacted our lives in countless ways. Their love for Father God, Lord Jesus, Holy Spirit and others is radical, genuine and inspiring. We love them so much.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Though I have not met any of the Iris staff or teams, I keep up with them through updates and info on their website and youtube channel, which they faithfully provide. Ever since I first found out about them, 2-3 years ago, I have come to learn of how they do not just spread the gospel through word, but they demonstrate the gospel in blessing others through deeds that meet various physical, emotional, spiritual, and economical needs, all over the world! I am also deeply blessed by Rolland and (more often) Heidi's speaking and the testimonies they provide which truly have changed my life! I also have one of Heidi and Rolland's books "Compelled By Love" which grew my selfish heart about 3 sizes. :) No matter what faith you are from, the immeasurable fruit that is borne by this organization is undeniable (so much that the President of Mozambique could not help himself but to show deep gratitude and thank them personally!!). I thank precious King Jesus for this organization, and am SO blessed that He would create such an awesome and vast laid-down group of lovers that display even in these times, such a grand and accurate picture of His radical love. I without second thought, financially support this team regularly, as it is worth every penny. I also regularly lift them up in prayer, and ask the Lord to continue to bless and protect them, and further enable them to reach more people still. Lastly, one of my deepest desires is to visit the Harvest School in the future if the Lord wills and provides!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The willingness to be used by God to bring Heaven to Earth wherever Iris Ministries is goes beyond inspirational. There isn't any place or person they will not reach when directed by the Holy Spirit. Personally praying that I will get to sit under their leadership soon.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have worked with Iris Ministries in a number of countries, and I can't recommend them highly enough. Their dedication and commitment to the poor, needy, and vulnerable is undeniable and the personal sacrifices Iris workers make is astonishing. My wife and I would love to work with Iris Brazil long term when the time is right.

3 Gill B.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I learned about Iris ministries after hearing Heidi Baker speak at some conferences. I think her and her husband are remarkable people and what impressed me most was their humility and perseverance. I would absolutely love to go and work/volunteer with them. They lead and train people, feed the poor, love those who are seen as unlovable and they appear to do it with such joy. I have been challenged and impacted by the stories I have heard from Iris ministries and I believe they have a lot of integrity. Heidi - you don't know me but when I face a challenge in life I ask myself "what would Heidi do?".

4 Niki Matthews

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have worked with Iris Global for over 10 years. They have grown substantially over this period. The enthusiasm and energy that Heidi and Rolland Baker have for their vision to uplift and provide self sufficiency for those less served has never waivered. From the Bakers to the Missionaries to the Base staffs to the administrative assistants, there is a pervasive sense of family, commitment and love for their work that I find admirable and rare. This is outstanding and important work by a genuine team.

2 Andrew Jernigan

Donor

Rating: 5

As a long time donor/supporter I can vouch for the extreme integrity and fruit of their work in Africa and beyond. They run a tight ship with remarkably low operations/admin costs! Highly recommend them!

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