Grandparenting latch-key kids in South African townships

Posted: August 30, 2017 by Laurie-Ann Copple
Ontario Theological Seminary Class of 1999

After Tyndale, Laurie-Ann has worked in ministry administration and radio. However Laurie-Ann's heart has always been on the mission field, and once her husband Tony retired, both attended Iris Global's Harvest Missions school in Pemba, Mozambique. They were part of an extended mission to Western Cape, South Africa, in a wine-growing region east of Cape Town. Both fell in love with the country and it's people. They discerned a strong call to the latch-key children of the townships, and other vulnerable people. They also plan to minister in prisons, hospitals and "Kid's Clubs," as well as assist at the local Iris Western Cape base. They will represent Iris Ministries Canada, and leave for South Africa in November 2017. If you would like to learn more, their website is

Tony and Laurie-Ann

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