Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Muapula...

We spent last week Muapula at an SIM spiritual life conference. It was a good time. We were able to meet the whole Mozambique team for the first time, which was nice. We also had a great speaker from Nigeria. He challenged and encouraged us spiritually. The kids had a program as well and really enjoyed it. It was a week of sunday school, which is so nice, because that is one of things we miss the most here.

On sunday Tim preached at the Anglican church here in Lichinga. It was a 4 hour service, and we also had lunch afterwards, so it was a long day, but it all went well. Tim did a great job and he got to share his time with the Anglican Bishop, so the service was packed. The Bishop also just happens to be a relative of Tims. I am sure most of you have heard the story, but if not...Tim's dad and Mark's mom are cousins, and we discovered this detail after we had already decided to move to Lichinga. His family lives in Rockford, which is another crazy detail. Mark was voted on by the people as the bishop, which is remarkable as a white man. The people like him, because he is honest and money actually goes to the church and not to line the bishop's pockets.

Anyway, here are some pictures of trip to Muapula, it is beautiful country and in the middle of nowhere.




This is elephant dung. We saw many piles of it along the way, but unfortunately, no elephants.

We did see plenty of babboons like this one.

Here is Tim giving his message in Portuguese. The guy in the white robe is translating to Chiyao for him.

Here is Mark, the Bishop of the Anglican church in Mozambique.

1 comment:

Alex L said...

I have enjoyed reading your entries and really thankful that things are going well over there. The kids seem to blend in well with the other kids there. I am so happy to see that.

Reading the story about Tim and Mark reminds my own reconnection with my cousin, Jimmy, here in Grand Rapids. Our fathers are brothers and we share the same grandparents on the "Lie" side. Now I know those plot in "soap" can be real. LOL. It's amazing how God bring us together and continue to amaze us.

Will continue to pray for your ministry and other needs there! Love u all.

Always yours,

Alex