Send L-A and Tony back to Africa!

Hi! We are Laurie-Ann & Tony Copple. We're based in Ottawa, Canada.  Tony's just retired, and "L-A" volunteers for different Christian ministries.  We share a heart for the broken, and those who slip through the cracks.  L-A's been called as a missionary for years. This new season of their lives brought them to the Iris Global Harvest School in Pemba, Mozambique, and for an extended outreach at the Iris Western Cape base in South Africa from late May to late August 2016.  
We raised nearly all of our funds for our school and outreach fees as well as airfare, camping equipment, visas, meds, insurance etc (via GoFundMe, offline events, kind donors and a family inheritance).  We were changed and our hearts have become even bigger.
 
We also have been inspired to start a legacy project - in helping a widow named Maria Valisora build a new house.  We met Maria on our village immersion and were shocked to find the state of her house - which is  a two room shack at the bottom of a hill, beside the Boroma village latrine.  When the rains come, the house is flooded due to the shoddy construction and  infrastructure.  The Iris Mercy Dept at Pemba base has determined that Maria needs a new house (before the rains if possible) - and we started off the fund with USD $1,000.  We need approx $4,500 Cdn to get this project done.  We are also in the process of registering this project with Iris Ministries Canada.

Maria is the Mozambican lady in our group picture on this page. 

Thank you and bless you as you read this.
Laurie-Ann and Tony
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