Iris

The iris is a special flower to me. When my youngest son, Caleb, was alive, we would go for a walk when the evenings began to get warm. I would push him in his wheelchair and, as we would pass a neighbor’s garden filled with purple irises, he would lean out and touch them and smile. Caleb was so limited by his disabilities and nearsightedness that it thrilled me whenever he noticed something and he really looked forward to those irises. Purple was his favorite color!

A few years ago I found out about a ministry called Iris Ministries. Missionaries Heidi and Rolland Baker started an orphanage in Mozambique a few years back and now their ministry has grown to reach out to orphans in several nations. It gave me a lot of pleasure to help by sending a little support in Caleb’s memory.

This weekend I attended an awesome Christian gathering in Nashville, Tennessee, where the late wife of James Goll was remembered with a video of her last visit to Mozambique. A beautiful playground will be built for the Iris children’s center in Pemba, Mozambique, in memory of Michal Ann Goll, who did so much for Iris and for the poor in her lifetime.

If you would like to know more about Iris Ministries or Michal Ann Goll, see the links below.

http://www.irismin.com/ministryLoc_pemba.cfm
http://www.encountersnetwork.com/ma_goll_tribute.html

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  1. Mildred said

    I can just picture Caleb reaching for those flowers! Iris Ministries is fascinating to read about and I am glad you enjoyed the weekend.

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