Thursday, May 18, 2017

Mom and Health

I'm so grateful for my Mom!

I've been continuing to work on a solution for my chronic headaches/migraines. A head and spinal care doctor discovered a childhood injury to the top vertebra of my spinal column, the C1 or Atlas, that has caused altered blood and oxygen flow to and from the brain, which is a possible root cause of my headaches since childhood. 

Although I've had frequent headaches since I was young, they had worsened until the point of becoming chronic within the past 18 months, possibly due to stress, food sensitivities, etc... that have exacerbated the existing neck issue.

I'm currently working with the doctor on treatment for the injured area of my neck. If this is the root cause of my head pain, I should see some results by the beginning of July. 

I've also been praying about my own need for teammates in the ministry where God has led me to serve in Quissico, Inhambane.    

"The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Therefore, ask the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest." 
Matthew 9:37-38

~ I appreciate your prayer ~

Friday, April 14, 2017

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Mozambican Women's Day

April 7th is Women's Day in Mozambique.

Would you pray for the beloved women of Mozambique today?

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Thank you for Praying

As I continue treat my migraine problem, I've been grateful to receive much prayer in this time, from both near and far. 

Thank you

Being prayed for at my Uncle and Aunt's church nearby. 

"Graces unexercised are as sweet perfumes slumbering in the cups of the flowers; the wisdom of the great Husbandman overrules diverse and opposite causes to produce the one desired result, and makes both affliction and consolation draw forth the grateful odours of faith, love, patience, hope, resignation, joy, and the other fair flowers of the garden. May we know by sweet experience what this means." 

C.H. Spurgeon

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Update on Inhambane!

Before leaving Mozambique at the end of last year, I asked Carlos Njango, from the Palavra Viva church in the Maputo province, if he would be able to finish the last discipleship Bible studies for those in Inhambane who wanted to be baptized. 

Carlos, above in green, doing a wonderful job teaching the church group in Cala, Inhambane!

My dear Brazilian colleagues, Paulo and Fernanda, here with Pr. Daniel, committed to checking on my house in Quissico while visiting the church groups in Inhambane for the Bible studies about once a month. 

For those who completed the first part of the discipleship Bible study and wanted to be baptized, Carlos and Paulo baptized them. 

The group that was baptized in Inhambane!

While the baptisms were going on, Fernanda was baking many layers of cakes for the first ever wedding for the church in Inhambane! 

While I was there, a couple had been preparing for marriage. Carlos and his wife Tina became the counselors for this couple.
 On the wedding day, Carlos and Tina can been seen here standing on each side of the couple receiving gifts from the church group, (which is a somber and important occasion in Mozambique).

Praise to the "Nothing-He-cannot-do-One"!
D. Hillis

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Health, Sisters & Brothers

Thank you for praying. My medical test results uncovered a problem, that among other things, results in migraines, but I praise God that it is treatable. 

It is my hope that this is what is causing my chronic migraines and that if I am able to resolve the problem, that the migraines will also cease. 

However, this means that I will need to stay in the US for another several months. This is unexpected and it is difficult for me to be away from Mozambique. 

But I am reminded that this is true for all of us in whatever season we're in, 

"The day is His, and the night also is His." 
Psalm 74:16 

While I'm missing my sisters and brothers in Mozambique, it's been very good to see my sister and brother here.


My sister's husband and children 
(in their giant Mozambique shirts) 

With my brother and his family.


I appreciate prayer as I go forward with this medical treatment here in the US, that it would go according to God's will, and that I would be able to return to Mozambique in God's time. 

Thank you!