Saturday, January 25, 2014

Starting in Quissico and Finishing in Cala

Quissico

I praise God that we've been able to start two building projects on the land for the ministry house in Quissico, Inhambane!

A team of 4 Mozambican brothers are building the block storeroom and the property wall for the land where I will live.



The builders didn't let a coconut tree get in the way of digging the trench for the wall...it will be part of the wall :)


The construction leader, Titos, measured very carefully before putting down the first corner block for the storeroom. One of the guys turned to me and said that it was, "the most important block because everything else would be built upon it."


As they asked me to lay down the block, I couldn't help but think of Christ... 

 the "...sure foundation...the chief cornerstone."
(Isaiah 28:16, Matthew 21:42)

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Cala



As one work begins, another one is finished...the reed and coconut palm church in Cala, Inhambane!


Sunday morning service in Cala, where the reeds provide natural air conditioning.




3 years ago 2 men, Tomas and Isildro, had no Biblical leadership training. But now, what joy to see them preaching the Word of God as a result of their training with Pr. Abel and me.


The growing church in Cala, with Tomas and his wife, Ermelinda, on the left.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

2014

In 2014...


I'm trusting in God's will for me to move north of Maputo to the village of Quissico, which is in the Mozambican province of Inhambane.




Lord willing, I will be serving in Biblical discipleship training for the church leaders in this area.




During these last 3 years I've begun to build good relationships with some of the students from the large Mozambican High School in Quissico, and I'm praying about also starting some form of student ministry.
 




I would appreciate prayer in 2014 as I desire to obey 

God's will, way, provision, and timing 

for the construction of the ministry house where I would live and the training center where I would serve in Quissico.


~ Thank you ~