Sometimes people ask us, “Describe a normal day in your life.”
Follow us on our amazingrace, and you will see that there is nothing as normal as the unexpected. Directing a ministry needs strategizing and planning in advance, yet life happens upon us and here in Mozambique there is a lot of happening that needs rapid response.
We do not run alone. Everything we do is woven into the lives of Team members and field workers. What we throw out they catch and what we drop they pick up. Thank you Afrika wa Yesu Team….you are the BEST!
Packed and ready to continue on our amazingrace from Nacala back to Inhaminga.
No time to tell the stories, so we are depending on each picture to speak the proverbial ‘more than a thousand words’.
The Unspeakable Inhaminga Road
Amazing Race, Amazing Sunrise. Filling up at Caia, Zambezi River.
The long African road requires an early start, long before dawn. Fortunately for me, I am accustomed to awakening the dawn. When I was a child, my father always rose very early, as he had to be at work at first light. Often he would find me at the window, looking out into the dark. “What are you doing? It’s still dark!” I would respond, “I’m waiting for the morning.” Continue reading
Hello fellow Companions of our Amazingrace!
Glad this is not our load! They travelled from South Africa through Zimbabwe headed for Malawi through Mozambique. We found these wheels parked at the Zim/Moz border post. Hopefully they made it all the way through heavily flooded roads ahead. Continue reading
When I was at school, many years ago, I found the subject of history totally boring. That all changed once I had left school and discovered I was living within the moment that history was being made. Suddenly past events became fascinating as I lined them with where we are now and how the now affects not only the immediate moment, but also affects the future… forever! Every day is a gift. Not only a gift to us, but a gift to others. What we give today can change a tomorrow. Continue reading
When the Devil closes a door, God will open a lot more!
Pushing my bicycle through the long grass, reaching people we have never reached before.
It is one month after the fighting started at Inhaminga. Miraculously, the town as a whole carries on much as normal. The people from Dimba valley are scattered to different areas, many of them still living in the bush near our campus. The barrage of rockets, machine gun fire, AK 47’s launched at them several times, followed by soldiers setting fire to homes is reason enough to run. And run they did, carrying babies, dragging small children by the hand, some even carrying their chickens and pulling their goats as they were able. They will not return to their homes till all the soldiers are gone, and until they believe it is secure. Many have no homes to return to as they have been burned to the ground. Continue reading
The devil is a liar. He camouflages truth and lies in wait.
On Tuesday 4th March, FADM (government Frelimo Forces) launched an attack on Dimba valley below us. They did it from very close proximity to campus which was rather unsettling. Fighting continued for two days, then moved further away. Continue reading
The ‘work’ of the ministry, physical as well as working with people, requires a lot of endurance. With this in my mind, I took my cell phone (only camera I use) to the back of our house onto the forest path to find Scarabaeus satyrus (African Dung Beetle) Within half a minute, I found the most obliging and willing insect ready to pose as my example of endurance. Continue reading