Wednesday, October 6, 2010

7th Trip to Gaza and Inhambane

Pastor Abel, Ana, and I have just come back from our 7th ministry trip to Gaza and Inhambane. 

We're continuing to serve in encouraging, teaching, training, discipling, showing the Jesus Film, and baptizing!


Papa Tomas is the church leader in Cala, and this was his first time baptizing the new believers from his church group.

Aimee and Ana

On this trip we were joined by Jose Banales (left), and Juka Fernando (right). Jose came for three weeks to encourage the churches in the province of Zambezia, where Juka and his wife Elina serve as missionaries. After their time in Zambezia, they came to visit the church groups with us in Inhambane.

On the way back to the church, we spotted some laid back "beach cows" getting some sun while grazing on beach grass :)

Presenting the baptism certificates


Before we left, we prayed from some of the church members who were suffering from sickness.


When I saw Basketi getting his cows ready to get water for the family, 2 verses came to my mind. 

"Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers."

Unequally yoked cows would not work well.

"Take my yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light."

It's best to be yoked with Jesus.

The church planter in Maculuva is Aldimira. She is able to read, she is learning God's Word, and she is sharing it with her group.

Some church members in Maculuva.


We showed the Jesus Film in the evenings in several areas. In Bangusa, where Mama Olga raises turkeys, I dared Ana to pick up one of the large adult turkeys...

Ana and the Turkey

While we were setting up the Jesus film in Maciene, Pastor Juka did a wonderful job teaching the children a new praise song with actions.


On Sunday morning, we participated in the church service with the group in Quissico. 

Alberto shared the message that morning.

I translated for Jose as he shared about how we are all part of the body of Christ around the world.

After our service in Quissico, we went to Nyadumbuque for baptisms, which was such a blessing to me.

On my first trip to Nyadumbuque one year ago, I helped Pastor Abel baptize a new believer named Germilindo. He is now the leader of the large church group there, and he performed the baptisms alongside of Pastor Abel.

I praise God for all that He is doing here!

Would you please pray for these Mozambican brothers and sisters as they come to your mind. 
Thank you