I'm very thankful to have the opportunity to visit my family and get some rest this December!
I had been invited to Ireland by many special people who have prayed for Mozambique, and many of whom had visited, so I stopped there on my way back to the U.S.
And my mom met up with me there :)
We stayed with lovely Ian and Sharon, who come to serve in Mozambique each year during their holiday.
Girassol and Nkateko
With Ali, Sharon, and Megan outside of Girassol, the charity shop which serves as a local center for outreach and provides funds for projects in Mozambique.
While in the Girassol shop, Donald, the UK Director for OMS, who has visited Mozambique, stopped by to say hello :)
Then we visited the Nkateko office.
Nkateko, is a project that encourages Mozambicans to grow in their faith and equips them with opportunities to provide for themselves and their families through the teaching and making of jewelry and crafts.
Ali, who has seen this ministry first-hand in Mozambique, does a great job with the marketing of Nkateko in Ireland!
It was a privilege to encourage those at the Girassol prayer meeting who faithfully pray for Mozambique.
Singing and presenting Rebekah, the leader of this prayer meeting, with a special capulana :)
It was a joy to share at another very special prayer meeting at Maud and Alfie's (complete with a feast afterwards :o) This group has been faithfully meeting to pray for God's work around the world since 1966!
Speaking at Antrim Baptist Church
Pastor Neil, from this church, has visited Mozambique!
His wife, Diane, also got lovingly wrapped in a capulana :)
Sharing with the dear people of Straid Congregational Church.
Visiting Heather and Family
On the beautiful Antrim coast with Sharon, Marion (Heather's mom), my mom, and Heather, who spent 6 months in Mozambique in 2013!
She and her family took us to see "The Searcher" statue depicting the wardrobe from C.S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia.
C.S. Lewis, one of my favorite authors, was born here in Belfast :)
On the back of the wardrobe is Aslan's face.