Just thought I would give a little update on some new ministry opportunities we have had. Recently a missionary couple left Mozambique and is beginning a new ministry in another country. They were working very closely with a Mozambiquian christian and his family and they were doing some discipleship/evangelism in a village about an hour and a half away from Lichinga called Mapuje. When they left, they asked Tim to continue mentoring and discipling this Mozambiquian believer, Hussein. Tim has agreed and we have been going out to this village building a relationship with Hussein and doing some discipleship classes as well as evangelism with him. Also we both will be doing a marriage seminar in that village during the first 3 weekends in August. Hussein and his wife have been having a lot of marriage issues and so have many of the other young believers there and here in Lichinga. So our plan is to get them all together 3 saturdays in a row and do a marriage seminar with them. Please pray for us in this, because marriage is so different here. It is hard to know how to relate to them and reach them at their level.
Tim is also teaching at YWAM's (Youth With A Mission) DTS(discipleship training seminar) this next week. YWAM offers an inexpensive, excelerated discipleship program for new believers. They run this program in Lichinga a few times a year. In total there are 12 weeks of lectures and 10 weeks of outreach. So please pray for Tim as he begins this teaching. He will be doing a week of teaching, 4 hours a day on missions. He is a little nervous because he has never taught on missions, but he is looking forward to the opportunity.
Finally, we have paved part of our driveway and put a basketball hoop in our front yard. We like to call this also a "ministry opportunity":) Tim is hoping that he can teach some of our guards to play and maybe draw in some youth from the school across the street to come play. He is excited to start teaching Traeger as well. Here are a couple of pictures of the new hoop.