In 1995, after twenty years of praying and waiting, Rolland and
Heidi Baker arrived in Mozambique,
the poorest country in the world. The government offered Iris Ministries
a horribly delapidated and neglected "orphanage," and
with no promised support such a project they simply said, "Yes,
we'll take it!" They began with eighty children, but their
hearts were broken for the lost and abandoned children still on
the streets of Maputo. After many years of brutal civil war, thousands
left orphaned, displaced and abandoned. The Mozambican and foreign
staff of Iris Ministries began to pick up and take in these lost
children. God poured down his love and provided food day by day.
They grew to 320 children. They planted a church in the community
and began to see hundreds turn their hearts to the Lord.