Thank you so much for lifting me up in prayer. My trip to Mozambique went very well, and I praise God!
I took a new monthly medication before I left and it seemed that my head pain was far more manageable during this last month, which included my time in Mozambique!
Spending sweet time with my missionary colleagues and kids in Maputo!
Visiting and sharing with the church in Mavalane.
At the CLC bookstore in the Maputo Biblical and Theological Seminary with Abel, who does a wonderful work with youth in Kongoloti, purchasing Portuguese Bibles for some of my Mozambican brothers and sisters.
A special time of prayer and sharing with Anabela's family.
My little namesake, Aimee, turns 4 this month!
I submitted my documents for the renewal of my yearly visa, and I was able to apply for the 5-year visa. Please pray for God's will in these processes. I praise God for His goodness and faithfulness and I thank you for your prayer!
We visited with the women in Cala. As we walked the paths together, I was able to listen to Ermelinda and share with her with the story of Joseph's life as an example of faithfully following God through many difficulties.
Fellow missionary, Courtney, and two of our Mozambican sisters from Maputo, Vitoria and Luisa, helped me in the house and on our visits. I was thankful for meaningful conversations, times of sharing from God's word and praying together.
We stayed at the house in Quissico, where I was happy to see several of my neighbors and especially a young boy named Dilercio, who I used to help with his English homework. I was glad to hear how he's doing and to have the opportunity to pray for him there on the path in front of my house.
The plumeria plant in my garden that looked dead when I left has bloomed and multiplied!
"See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop, patiently waiting for the early and latter rains."
My mom's cat likes to be where I am, and usually right in the middle of what I'm doing.
While reading my Bible on my lap, here he is embracing the Scripture...
I could not make it through this time without God's daily words for me. They are truth and life and they are for all of us. "Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for His compassion never fails. It is new every morning; great is His faithfulness." Lamentations 3:22-23
"Now for a little while, if need be,
you have been grieved by various trials, that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ."
1 Peter 1:6-7
"In all their affliction He was afflicted..."
"My sisters and brothers, as an example of patience in the face of suffering, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord.
As you know, we count as blessed those who persevered.
You have heard of Job's perseverance and have seen what the Lord finally brought about.
The Lord is full of compassion and mercy."
"Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering,