Sunday, October 1, 2017

Love in Action

The Snowden family (here with my mom and me) came to California to say goodbye to their son/brother before they leave for Mozambique.

Please pray for God's provision and preparation for this family as they look forward to serving as missionaries in Mozambique. (And I look forward to serving alongside of them when I'm back :)  

"Dear children, don't just talk about love. Put your love into action. Then it will truly be love."
1 John 3:18

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Renewed and Refreshed

I Praise God that my Mozambican alien resident visa was renewed!

I was refreshed by my Mozambican and missionary family.


I shared an update on my health and God's faithfulness.

What a blessing to see Pastor Juka, who came back from his studies in Brazil to renew his passport, here with Debbie and Michelle.

Reuniting with the leaders of Women with Purpose.


Praising God for all He has been doing this year in the national church, Igreja Evangelica Palavra Viva, with my dear brothers and servant leaders, Belarmino, Daniel, Abel, Juka.

What a joy to see Ivanildo, who was mentored by my friends Scott and Lisa Harris in Inhambane, who is studying at the Maputo Biblical and Theological Seminary.


OMS missionaries, Michelle, Debbie, Larry, Luke...


...Melvin, Jeff, Courtney, Sharon, and Susan (and Darren and Sherilyn too) praying for Mozambique.

I was encouraged by my missionary family praying over me for my healing and return to Mozambique, and for teammates for God's work in Inhambane.

Thank you for praying for this trip!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Resident Visa Renewal

Lord willing, I'll be traveling to Mozambique from September 1-11 to renew my alien resident visa. 

Besides working on my visa renewal process at the immigration offices, I look forward to seeing some of my Mozambican and missionary family in Maputo!

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Short Video

I haven't been able to travel to share with those of you who support me in prayer and finances, but I am so grateful for your understanding and support in this time. I cannot do this without you. 

From Maputo to Inhambane, God is at work!


There is also a link for "Mozambique Facts" on the upper right side of this blog, as well as a link  for "Aimee's Youtube Channel" where clips and videos are now posted!

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Fires

I am so thankful for firefighters. 

California has been battling many wildfires these last days, and one was threatening our neighborhood. 

I took this picture from my Mom's front yard.

The fire has moved eastward, but firefighters are still working to contain it. 

I'm so grateful for the heroic efforts of our firefighters. 

Monday, June 26, 2017

OMS Visit in Indiana

I've just visited the One Mission Society offices in Indiana to meet with Melvin Kelly, the leader for our Mozambique team. I was also blessed to see Bruce and Mabel Callender, who started the OMS work in Mozambique just over 20 years ago.  

Bruce, Melvin, and Mabel at the OMS offices.

Melvin and I had a good meeting about my health progress and my return to Mozambique, Lord willing at the end of this year. I thank God for my missionary team in Mozambique, who have been faithfully praying for me and checking in on my house and my ministry in Inhambane.

The doctor that has been working on my neck discovered an issue related to my jaw and my C1/C2 vertebra, which are hitting each other. This has caused problems with the vertebra and with muscle tension in the head. 

I've started wearing a mandibular orthopedic re-positioning appliance on my lower teeth that will move my jaw into the correct position within the next several months. 

After so many doctor visits, researching, and testing, I am so thankful for both of these discoveries about my neck and jaw. I am hopeful and trusting in God. 

Throughout this time, this verse has been on my heart,

"Therefore the Lord waits to be gracious to you, and therefore He exalts Himself to show mercy to you. For the Lord is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for Him." 
Isaiah 30:18


I appreciate all the prayer and support in this time. 

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Mom and Health

I'm so grateful for my Mom!

Health 
I've been continuing to work on a solution for my chronic headaches/migraines. A head and spinal care doctor discovered a childhood injury to the top vertebra of my spinal column, the C1 or Atlas, that has caused altered blood and oxygen flow to and from the brain, which is a possible root cause of my headaches since childhood. 


Although I've had frequent headaches since I was young, they had worsened until the point of becoming chronic within the past 18 months, possibly due to stress, food sensitivities, etc... that have exacerbated the existing neck issue.

I'm currently working with the doctor on treatment for the injured area of my neck. If this is the root cause of my head pain, I should see some results by the beginning of July. 


I've also been praying about my own need for teammates in the ministry where God has led me to serve in Quissico, Inhambane.    



"The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Therefore, ask the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest." 
Matthew 9:37-38


~ I appreciate your prayer ~