Sunday, August 21, 2016

The Most Beautiful Thing

By God's grace, I continue to build relationships with the local people here in Zavala, Inhambane.

Among other things, I learn about language, food preparation, families, songs, and how to carry long pieces of wood on my head...as I seek to show God's love in this place :)


I've been invited to teach about God to those who are interested to know Him and grow in Him.


After I teach Ermelinda and the church group in Cala, she and I go together to the church group in Nyamajeho and she teaches... 

The Most Beautiful Thing (to me)




My local church is also part of a Covenant group made up of 5 different Mozambican church denominations in the district of Zavala.

One of the ways I've been building relationships with the Covenant group is by participating in their praise singing and foot stomping dance presentations in the monthly services. I'm not the best dancer (or singer), but they can't help but know that I love them :) 


I've been invited by the pastors of these 5 denominations to share God's love and truth in services and seminars, and I praise Him for the opportunities He gives as I follow Him.


"God isn't looking for people of great faith, but for individuals ready to follow Him." 
H. Taylor

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Leader Discipleship Trainings

Our beloved partnering pastors from Brazil came to train, teach, and encourage our Mozambican leaders!

(Left to Right) 
Pastors Sandro, Rafael, Marinez from Brazil, with Mozambican leader, Belarmino.


Throughout the week of training, we learned about Biblical leadership, marriage and family, discipleship, and tithing.


Ermelinda and I worked together on a discipleship plan for the two churches where we serve together in Inhambane!


* Would you please pray for the churches in Cala and Nyamajeho, and for us as we serve?





Pr. Sandro, with Tomas and Ermelinda, was a great encouragement to the church leaders.


After the week of trainings, we had a special church service together!
 (Left to Right)
Aimee, Liane, Marinez, Paulo, Laura, Luana, Fernanda
 


The Mozambican church prayed for our partnership. 

*Would you pray for God to guide, use, and bless this partnership between IEPV/CONIM/OMS for God's glory?

Thank you!