This last week my dad made his first visit to Mozambique!
It was great to be able to combine a father-daughter surf trip and a survey trip for future ministry.
I had three meetings with people from Maxixe and Inhambane city, and it was very helpful to be able to ask questions about people, areas, languages, needs, local ministries, challenges, and possible living situations.
After an evening surf session on the Inhambane coast :)
My dad was able to learn about some of the work I've been involved in here in Mozambique, and we both learned about some of the local history in Inhambane.
This sign says, "Hole of Murders"
During the Portuguese colonial period in Mozambique, Mozambicans in this coastal area of Inhambane who did not obey colonial commands were forced to jump into a deep and narrow blowhole in the giant rocks at the sea.
Here is the ocean that surrounds the giant rocks (this was a calm day).
This is the hole that the Mozambicans were forced to jump into, where the sea would surge in and crush them against the rocks...thus it was called "the hole of murders".
Mozambicans gained their freedom from Portuguese colonial rule in 1975, and now there is a freedom monument on the cliff by the hole.
Looking up toward the monument you can see the victorious arm with a broken chain.
I praise God for the physical freedom that Mozambicans now have.
I also pray for those who will receive the spiritual freedom that comes from Christ.
I'm thankful for the surveying and surfing I was able to do with my dad here :)