Sunday, September 29, 2013

CAM and CEF

Christian Academy in Mozambique (CAM)


My colleagues, Larry and Susan, are the Mozambique directors of One Mission Society (OMS) and Christian Academy in Mozambique (CAM), respectively.



CAM, where I was a teacher from 2002-2004, is a Christian international school with 21 nationalities represented. 



This last week I spoke at the CAM school chapel using 1 Corinthians 1:27-29, to talk about how God calls and uses the weak and lowly so that no one can boast before Him.



I had asked Laura, who is a student at CAM, to show the school how she discovered a mathematical error in the land measurements when she was with me in Inhambane...an error that 5 adult men and 1 adult woman (me!) did not catch!
 


It was a blessing to share how God used a student among a group of adults to make an important correction so that the land was legalized with accurate measurements.
To God be the glory! 



This is Larry and Susan (when they are very tired!)
They work very hard and would appreciate your prayer as they direct CAM school and OMS here in Mozambique.
 
 

Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF)
 

 
It was a privilege to be one of the supporters of a young man from the church, Abel Chau (in the middle), as he graduated from a 6 month course with Child Evangelism Fellowship.


My colleague, Fernanda, and I with some of the graduates that may be able to help with the youth program, which Fernanda leads, and where I share a Bible devotional once a week with the 11-14 yr. old boys.
 
 
Abel and the other CEF graduates would appreciate your prayer for God's guidance to use what they have learned.
 
Thank you!


Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Driver's License, Family, and Food

 


After two consecutive 5-year renewals online (which comes in very handy when in Africa), the CA DMV required that I renew my driver's license in person this time.
 
Without a valid U.S. state license, my international license is not valid, which is what I use in Mozambique. 
 
 
So...I made a very quick trip back to the U.S. to renew my license.

 
While I was there, I was able to see much of my family at the annual Labor Day celebration, where my Uncle Steve and Aunt Joyce brought 2 of their beautiful parrots!




My brother and his wife, and 3 awesome nephews!
 




Trey showing off his Mozambican lizard made out of a coke can, and his Mozambican handmade wooden car, complete with a wooden surfboard on top!


My sister and her husband, and another awesome nephew...and a future niece on the way!



My sweet nephew, Terran.
 
 
While I was there, I also enjoyed a few of my favorite foods...


 
A tasty burger at Umami...


 
...and fresh fish tacos at Reel Inn (on "Trout 66", as written on the black board outside :)
 
 
After renewing my driver's license, seeing much of my family, and gaining 10 pounds...I'm headed back to Mozambique.