Friday, April 14, 2017

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Mozambican Women's Day

April 7th is Women's Day in Mozambique

Would you pray for the beloved women of Mozambique today?

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Thank you for Praying

As I continue treat my migraine problem, I've been grateful to receive much prayer in this time, from both near and far. 

~ Thank you ~

Being prayed for at my Uncle and Aunt's church nearby. 



"Graces unexercised are as sweet perfumes slumbering in the cups of the flowers; the wisdom of the great Husbandman overrules diverse and opposite causes to produce the one desired result, and makes both affliction and consolation draw forth the grateful odours of faith, love, patience, hope, resignation, joy, and the other fair flowers of the garden. May we know by sweet experience what this means." 
C.H. Spurgeon


Thursday, February 23, 2017

Update on Inhambane!

Before leaving Mozambique at the end of last year, I asked Carlos Njango, from the Palavra Viva church in the Maputo province, if he would be able to finish the last discipleship Bible studies for those in Inhambane who wanted to be baptized. 

Carlos, above in green, doing a wonderful job teaching the church group in Cala, Inhambane!


My dear Brazilian colleagues, Paulo and Fernanda, here with Pr. Daniel, committed to checking on my house in Quissico while visiting the church groups in Inhambane for the Bible studies about once a month. 

For those who completed the first part of the discipleship Bible study and wanted to be baptized, Carlos and Paulo baptized them. Praise the Lord!  


The group that was baptized in Inhambane.

While the baptisms were going on, Fernanda was baking many layers of cakes for the first ever wedding for the church in Inhambane! 


While I was there, a couple had been preparing for marriage. Carlos and his wife Tina became the counselors for this couple. On the wedding day, Carlos and Tina can been seen here standing on each side of the couple receiving gifts from the church group, (which is a somber and important occasion in Mozambique). What a blessing!



Praise to the "Nothing-He-cannot-do-One"!
D. Hillis



Saturday, January 14, 2017

Health, Sisters & Brothers

Thank you for praying. My medical test results uncovered a problem, that among other things, results in migraines, but I praise God that it is treatable. 

It is my hope that this is what is causing my chronic migraines and that if I am able to resolve the problem, that the migraines will also cease. 

However, this means that I will need to stay in the US for another several months. This is unexpected and it is difficult for me to be away from Mozambique. 

But I am reminded that this is true for all of us in whatever season we're in, 

"The day is His, and the night also is His." 
Psalm 74:16 



While I'm missing my sisters and brothers in Mozambique, it's been very good to see my sister and brother here! 

Sisters 


My sister's husband and sweet children 
(in their giant Mozambique shirts) 


With my brother and his wonderful family.


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I appreciate prayer as I go forward with this medical treatment here in the US, that it would go according to God's will, and that I would be able to return to Mozambique in God's time. 

Thank you!

Friday, December 23, 2016

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Christmas Offering

God blessed OMS in Mozambique with a 10-acre plot of land in Maputo six years ago. On the plot there are 9 housing units for missionaries who serve in various ministries. 

I lived on this property for several years while I was in Maputo and my dear colleagues surprised me with a party to say goodbye when I moved away to Inhambane. 

Here were my OMS colleagues (silly style) at the end of last year when my mom was visiting. 

This plot of land is also is home to Christian Academy in Mozambique, a k-12 school for missionary children, where I taught when it was in the city for the first 2 years I was in Mozambique. The school now has space for more classrooms, drama productions, and playing fields.   


The property is also used for a wonderful community sports outreach to local children, called Chosen Generation.


However, in that past several months there have been a series of serious and large scale thefts from the property which has shown the need for a secure concrete boundary wall. 

If you would like to partner with OMS Mozambique this Christmas to make a special offering toward this need, you can go to www.onemissionsociety.org and give toward project #403350 (Mozambique Missionary Housing Project). Thank you!


Christmas Greeting from OMS
(click link above!)