Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Dynamic Women Team

I was blessed to host the Dynamic Women in Missions Team that came to visit Maputo.

From left to right: 
Donis Kendrick, Gail Watson, Deanna Todd, Pat Dragon, Audrey Banales, and Karlene Clendenning.

Visiting the churches in the Maputo Province

Audrey, pumping water from the Picoco well, which was funded by the VBS kids from Audrey's home church!

Deanna sharing some love

I translated for Pat, left, who told the pastors and the congregation that many people are praying for the church planting that is going on in Mozambique.

Then the Mozambican ladies shared their prayer requests and the team prayed for them.

Sisters in Christ

Visiting the Maputo Biblical and Theological Seminary

We stepped into the classrooms...

...and we praised God together at the seminary chapel service.

Gail and Donis shared their testimonies with the students.

The women's team prayed over the women in the first-year class at the seminary.

Visiting the preschool at the T-3 church

The team put on a great play about David and Goliath

Pat does a great Goliath :)

Participating in the Women's Bible study at T-3.

What a joy to encourage one another in Christ.

All Dynamic Women!

My colleague, Larry Weil, shared with the team and gave them a tour of the new property for the K-12 Christian Academy in Mozambique (CAM).

Visiting the current CAM school to see the kids

Speaking at the CAM chapel

CAM Director, Susan Weil looks on with a smile

Deanna and Donis sat in on my literacy lesson with Fatima and shared some encouraging words with her.

We had a lovely tea for the career missionary women. 

I introduced the team to some of the women from the church in Chamanculo, and we spent a day together making traditional Mozambican food.

American women starting to look like Mozambican women!

Gail, learning to cut the cassava and getting some laughs.

Karlene, learning how to shave a coconut on the special stool with the metal shaving teeth.

Pat, learning how to pound out peanuts with the big mortar and pestle.

Then they put me to work 

They told me to flip up the rim of my hat so they could see my face...
...I thought I bore a resemblance to the early 90's TV character, Blossom.

Donis, with baby Elen from Chamanculo.

Pat and Elena showing what they've sifted.

Some neighbor kids came by to see what all the commotion was about.

After cooking, eating, and sharing a devotional, the team prayed for their Mozambican sisters.

Sisters praying for sisters

Thank you for coming

And thanks for the great pics Gail and Pat!