Friday, August 12, 2011

Some Scenes from Inhambane City

Studying the Word of God in my Portuguese Bible

I use Mozambican materials for wrap-around skirts called "capulanas" 

This is a house next to where we do our church planter discipleship training in Quissico. 

It makes me smile because it reminds me of my older sister, Shauna. When we were little girls, she would get her lovely blonde bangs cut (like the part around the door) and she looked so cute that I would kiss and hug her...which she detested! 

When we do our church leader training, we need to get water for cooking and drinking. We fill these containers, called "bidoes", at the local water pump. 

Washing the beans for lunch at the training session

This is the song book in the Tsonga language that we use in our church services. I say and write my name "Emi" because "Aimee/Amy" is a bit hard to pronounce here.  

Here's a view out of my truck's dirty rear view mirror.  The licence plate number is etched into the mirror, and there are metal fastening strips on it so it can't be stolen as easily.

The nose on my surfboard

A creature I saw on a leaf near the ocean.

A fisherman in a traditional dhow

A giant fish caught off the coast of Inhambane

An advertisement for the cell phone service I use called, Vodacom.

"tudo bom pra ti"..."all good for you"

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Inhambane City

I've been doing a lot of walking to get to know the city.  

I stepped inside the cultural center to learn more.

There are some beautiful old buildings here.

Interesting trees along the Inhambane bay.

There are a couple of dogs that like to hang out by the bay.
Dog #1...

...and Dog #2

There's a coconut tree on the property where I'm living.
My fruit weapon of choice - katana (machete).

After 20 minutes of hacking away...

Coconut Africa

We also had our 13th training session with the church group leaders in Inhambane this last weekend.  I shared with the group about God's great love for us and our need to repent and believe in Jesus to enter into His kingdom. 

I had also brought two more coconuts with me to use for our Saturday lunch. The lady with the white sweater, Margarita, a coconut opening professional, had it open in 2 minutes flat!

It was a joy to teach these women's group leaders about the life of Ruth from the Bible.

Left to right : Margarita (from the church in Maciene), Ermelinda (from the church in Cala), and Ermezilda (from the church in Bangusa).