Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Ministry Course Graduation

Six students from Palavra Viva churches who have been doing the Ministry Course at the Maputo Biblical and Theological Seminary graduated!
The students studied for 3 years every Saturday at the Seminary, and it was a blessing to be a part of this graduation ceremony.

Left to right -
Nelio Nequisse (Student Representative) Don Hulsey (Seminary Director) Me (OMS Representative) Daniel Maduel (Course Professor) Abel Miambo (Palavra Viva Church Representative)

I encouraged the students to continue to study God's Word and to put it into practice.

The four women graduates - Julia, Luisa, Vitoria, and Isabel - have each traveled with me on a ministry trip up north to Gaza and Inhambane.

Commissioning Prayer

What a joy to be a part of this special day!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Sweet Surprise

On Tuesdays, Fatima and I lead the women's Bible study in Chamanculo.

When I arrived at Fatima's house this last Tuesday, her daughter Vania, had a surprise for me!

Vania had gathered her friends to sing Happy Birthday!

They presented me with a new capulana and a purse...what a sweet surprise :)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Women at the Well

This is the hand-pump well that we were able to install next to the church in Picoco, mainly because of money raised by children from a vacation Bible school in Oklahoma.

A new family moved to Picoco about four months ago. The mom, Maria, went to the well to pump water for her family. While there, she met a lady from the church, Graca, who invited Maria and her family to church.

Nelio, here with his wife Zinha, is the pastor of this church in Picoco. 

Maria, her husband, and her children began to attend the church.
Their daughter, Fogineta, accepted Christ.

This last Sunday, Fogineta, in the blue skirt, was baptized, along with five other people from the church in Picoco.

Pastor Nelio and Pastor Abel baptized her.

Maria stood at her left, and Fogineta's father, Berto, stood at her right as pastor Nelio presented her baptism certificate.

Children from one country gave for a well in another country.
Two women began talking at the well.
One woman's child accepted Christ.
She and five others were baptized on Sunday.

Praise God for partnership, physical water, and living water!