Thursday, July 14, 2011

Farewells and Moving

On my last Saturday in the Maputo province I invited the church leaders and their wives for a special farewell lunch.

I read from the Bible about Jesus sending out His disciples to preach the Good News, and I shared that He has called me to go north to disciple new believers in the churches in the Inhambane province.

Irma Ana came over to help me prepare the food - Mozambican bean curry and Mozambican chicken curry :)

And "Sista" Kyla also did a wonderful job making cakes and serving wherever needed!

I told the leaders about my need for their prayer as I follow God's call to go north, so they prayed over me...what a blessing it was to be sent out by dear Mozambican brothers and sisters from Maputo.

The whole group :)

Then I was blessed by two AMAZING car packers, Gary and Phillip, who got me ready for my trip (surfboards and all)!

Thank you to everyone on my team here for helping and supporting me as we serve Christ together. 

And thank you to all you who are far away who are supporting me in prayer and finances so that I can be here to make disciples for Christ Jesus.

~ We will all share in the harvest together ~ 

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

12th Trip to Inhambane

I have just come back from my 12th ministry trip up to last trip before I move north to this province!

I have been so blessed to have such wonderful partners in ministry
(above - Papa Abel and Mama Isabel)

I had also invited a new missionary to join us on our trip, Kyla Semenyna, who was such a joy! 

We went to the town of Quissico to buy food.

Kyla and Isabel having some laughs as they struggle to hold the heavy basket of food.

Sitting on the mat on the veranda, Mama Isabel worked on the food preparations.

It was great to spend time with the students in Quissico.
(above - Aimee and Belmira, who had braided my hair the last time I saw her).

Hermenigildo, Belmira, and Kyla hanging out on the veranda.

Here is Germilindo, a church trainer, leading a study at our weekend discipleship training.

Although there are many challenges, it is a joy to see the church trainers studying, growing, and putting into practice what they are learning. 

Would you please pray for the young churches in the Inhambane province?
Pray that they would grow in faith and understanding and that they would seek God's will.

And would you please keep me in prayer as I prepare to relocate to Inhambane this coming week?
Pray that I would transition well and that I would plan my schedule according to God's will.

Thank you so much!