Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Monica, Inocencio, Artur, and Church Leaders

From March to May I'm blessed by the partnership with a young lady, Mônica, from Conim church in Brazil!


At the entrance gate to the ministry house property in Quissico, Inhambane.


Mônica trying her hand at the pilao with sister Tina :)

Teaching a game and Bible story to the kids in Cala, Inhambane.


It's such a blessing to have Mônica here!

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Brother Inocencio is praying about the possibility of serving in Inhambane!

Please lift up Inocencio and his wife Julieta that they would seek and obey God's will for them.

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We've been making visits to help and encourage Artur, who is disabled and lives in Xai Xai.

Carlos from the Helping Hands Ministry in the church came to adjust the wheelchair we gave to Artur. 


*the next 2 pictures are a bit graphic*



Artur cannot feel from his knees to his feet and struggles each night with rats that gnaw on his legs and feet.


I've been bringing him basic things to clean and dress his wounds, and we just gave him an audio Bible so he can listen to God's Word during his long days sitting in a chair or lying on a mat. 



We are seeking to share the love of Christ with Artur, both physically and spiritually. 
Would you please pray for Artur.

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There is a new Transitional Government for these next 2 years for our national church, Igreja Evangelica Palavra Viva

Amongst other things, this governing body will be working on the vision, structure, discipleship plan, and church statutes and manual. 

Church leaders praying together.


Would you please pray for the leaders of the Church Transitional Government:


Pr. Juka, with his wife Elina 
(and daughter Milca).


Pr. Daniel, with his wife Luisa.


Pr. Nelio, with his wife Zinha.



Pr. Abel, with his wife Victoria.


 Deacon Belarmino, with his wife Albertina 
(and son Junior).


Missionary Paulo, with his wife Fernanda.


Missionary Aimee


I appreciate prayer for all these things. 

Thank you!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Maputo Women's Ministries and Inhambane Building Progress

Igreja Evangelica Palavra Viva 
Women's Meetings


Pondering Mom


Because I must focus on the work involved in my move to Inhambane, I informed the women that I would not be as involved in the ministries in Maputo.

Would you pray that these women would continue to meet together to grow in Christ's love.



Beautiful and Bright


"Nkateko" Discipleship and Craft Group

I translated for my Mom as she used seeds, flowers, and fruits to illustrate spiritual truths to share with the ladies in the Nkateko craft discipleship group.

"Nkateko" means "Blessing"

 Some of the material beaded jewelry the group makes.


It was Albertina's birthday, so we enjoyed a lovely chocolate cake (thanks to my Mom's baking skills:)

 
My Mom also shared a devotional for the missionary prayer meeting in Maputo. It has been such a blessing to have her here!




Inhambane Building Progress

The new property wall and entrance into the site where my ministry house will be built!


The storehouse is almost finished!



The construction leader, Titos.




The cook, Pionalda, who has been preparing 3 meals a day for the 4 workers for the past 45 days.




Sunday Best

Everybody wanted to come to church on Sunday, so we headed to Cala in a rented pick-up truck. 







Pr. Abel's daughter, Raquel, shared a message of encouragement with the church.



On the way back, we gave a ride to a student and his new edible pet.




Letting the pig out of the bag.



The edible pet getting some laughs with the guys at the entrance to the site.



Bible Study with Women in Inhambane

What a privilege, challenge, and joy it continues to be to teach the Word of God here.




Ermelinda




Cristina




Katarina




Palmira



Together with the workers, we shared a special meal of grilled chicken, cabbage salad, rice, and fried potatoes! 



Seeking to be His hands and feet.


 Would you please pray for the next step in construction...the house!


~ Thank you ~