Friday, August 12, 2011

Some Images from Inhambane

Here are some images of things that I'm doing or seeing here...




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...every once and a while 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 planter training, we need to get water for cooking and drinking. We fill these containers, called "bidoes", at the local water pump. (notice my car is parked in front of "Shauna's Bangs" :o) 




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 dirty rear view mirror when I was stopped at the side of the road in Inhambane while Pastor Abel was buying some coconuts.  My liscence plate number is etched into the mirror and there are metal fastening strips on it since most of the exterior parts of the car can be very tempting to steal.




The nose on my surfboard




A creature I saw on a leaf near the ocean in Inhambane




A fisherman in a "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

I have now moved to the province of Inhambane in Mozambique!

I've been walking around the town to get to know the area.  


I stepped inside the culutral center to learn more about the culture here.


There are some beautiful old buildings around town,


and some 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


For the first time in four years, there's a coconut tree on the property where I'm living. I found this on the ground a few days after I moved in.
  

My fruit weapon of choice - katana.


After 20 minutes of hacking away...


A lovely fruit :o)


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. You can see one of them here (above). The lady with the white sweater, 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).

Thank you for your prayer.