Family Update December 2017
THE TESTIMONY OF GOD’S FAITHFULNESS 2017 On behalf of Iris Abilene Camp Barkeley, we thank God that you share in our vision and for partnering with us this year to see people restored, equipped and mobilized here in West Texas and around the world. God has been continually at work at Camp Barkeley! Over the past year, we have hosted over 93 events accounting for over 1,500 people. The Lord is using our ministry team, partners and facility to see His people restored, equipped and mobilized to serve.
In 2017, our partnership with Iris Global has expanded into leadership with Iris Relief. Currently, we have established a leadership team and dispatched disaster response teams in Texas and Puerto Rico for hurricane relief and to Sierra Leone to serve after a mud slide disaster. In 2018 we will be launching our third Iris global school with the emphasis of Crisis Response and Disaster Training with Chaplaincy. We are excited for this vision and the ministry that will go forth because of this school.
This spring we had the privilege of partnering with Liberty University and Watts of Love to train students and serve individuals in Guatemala through a dental clinic. We attended the Iris Family Gathering in Mozambique this summer to hear and share about how God is working throughout all of Iris Global’s ministries.
Camp Barkeley has officially become a Healing House Network with Restoring the Foundations. This designation has allowed us to begin consistent RTF ministry at Camp Barkeley. This ministry service in conjunction with our continued RTF training schools and events is allowing for individuals to have their hearts restored, be equipped in how to serve others, and then sent to their spheres of influence to transform the world for Christ.
Our partnerships here in Abilene have continued to grow. We hosted four Encounter Worship Nights and two 10-hour worship events. Stacey Campbell shared during the United in Love event. Local pastors and leaders gathered again at Camp Berkeley for One Kingdom’s Prayer Summit. We also began a new business training event called Kingdom for Power with HerdX and Google. God has continued to bless our ministry and expand our borders.
This past year was incredible, and we thank you again for your prayers and partnership. We look forward to serving with you in the future and sharing what God does this coming year.
For His Kingdom, Dr. Norm and Angel Poorman
DREAMS & VISION 2018 We are excited for 2018. While we look back on 2017, we are grateful to God that He would entrust us with this calling and mandate. We are believing God to do much more this year to further His Kingdom here on Earth.
We are excited to announce our 2018 Building Campaign at Camp Barkeley. We welcome you to be part of this vision that God has given. To view our Building Campaign, click link below.
To partner financially in our Building Campaign, please visit irisabilene.org. Thank you!