Saturday, December 19, 2009

Mom Visiting

I'm so happy to have my mom here for a 3 week visit!

I took her to Khongolote
left to right - Mama Amelia, my Mama, and Irma Julia
(the two kids are Amelia's grandchildren, Euni and Merco)

My mom thanked them for being a good Mama and Sister to me here :)

Irma Julia treated us to ripe mangos from her own tree

God has been putting the people of Gaza and Inhambane provinces on my heart since traveling there with Pastor Abel and Julia in October.

My mom and I took a prayer trip to Chidenguele, which is in the province of Gaza. Overlooking the Indian Ocean, we prayed for God's will, preparation, enabling, direction, and timing.

We stayed at a lodge, and my mom ate her first barracuda and I was able to take a swim in the ocean for the first time in six months :)

Monday, December 14, 2009

Mozambican Advisors and...another Morcego

This last week we met with our Mozambican Advisors (to my left - Dr. Nhanale and Susan Weil, and to my right - Larry Weil, Pr. Nhabanga, and Pr. Cossa). These wise men give us counsel and advice concerning all of the work we're doing here in Mozambique.

During the meeting, I was introduced and given a chance to share about my desire to work with women in relationship building, discipleship training, and literacy instruction.

The advisors exhorted me to remember the importance of teaching women to teach others, which I very much hope to do, and they encouraged me to remember that God would take care of my needs. It was a privilege to meet with these wise men this Christmas season.

Another "Morcego"

...different bat

...same fear

...different guard

...same box

I have now designated this as my special "Bat Box"...
"Caixa para Morcegos"

E uma piadinha para os meus amigos brasileiros...

Como o Batman faz para que abram a bat-caverna?

Ele bat-palma...

(obrigada Alvinho >:)

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Baby Celebration in Xipamanene

I was blessed to be part of Rosalva's baby celebration this last week in Xipamanene. Baby Cacilda, who doesn't always look so alarmed, was a being a bit the women made sounds to try and get her to smile, and instead she came out looking positively terrified...

Rosalva is part of the church in Xipamanene, and the church came to support, sing and pray for them, share from the Bible, and give some gifts.

Grandmother with Granddaughter and Daughter

"Komba n'wana wa wena ndlela ya vutomi a ha ri ntsongo, leswaku ni loko a kurile, a ta ka a nga hambuki eka yona." Swivuriso 22:6

"Raise up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it." Proverbs 22:6