Official Statement from Iris Global —
10 June 2018 —
Since October 2017 there has been a group of militant extremists responsible for scores of attacks against government institutions and civilians in the north of Mozambique where we live. They are targeting anyone who opposes their brand of terror. In the last few weeks these attacks have intensified in frequency and brutality. Each attack has involved killing and burning houses. People were beheaded in at least six villages, two of which are within two hours drive of our base. Villagers are fleeing for their lives, carrying nothing with them, and have become refugees in the bush or on offshore islands.
We are praying for peace in Mozambique and our hearts mourn for the families who have lost loved ones. Our leadership team is in constant prayer, daily evaluating the situation to determine the best precautions for our staff.
Please pray with us in this troubling time for God’s strength for our brothers and sisters living all over our province of Cabo Delgado, that we can all shine more than ever in these dark days. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our admin team in California.
This is our official statement, and other information is not endorsed by Iris.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Joy in His presence,
Tony Maxwell, DVM, M.Div.
Personal Assistant to Rolland Baker
Iris Harvest School of Missions
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