April’s Leader Training

The mission returned to Mozambique for two days of leadership training. One group went to the village of Dumela. Doug and I along with William, Gordon and Hannah traveled to Xicumbane. On the way we distributed the orphan food at Matsilele. Pastor Robert and his wife greeted us. I enjoyed practicing my Shangaan with the children who were sitting together as they unloaded.
Doug stacking the sacks of maize meal
Beans, soya mix and oil are some of the other items they receive

The days were warm and sunny followed by mild nights with a nice breeze. Dust filled the roads as we traveled. It has been a while since they have received rain. Teachings began on Tuesday morning. The men had 8 in attendance. They almost completed with the lessons in the book of Romans. Doug’s teaching was on the spiritual gifts listed in Romans 12.

William giving an overview of what was learned thus far
Gordon exhorting them to not conform to the world
Hannah and I began women’s teachings on Tuesday afternoon. These lessons are geared to the women leaders of the church who have an interest in teaching the children or other women as God leads. We had 11 women in attendance: one from Chowe, two from Ngala and the rest from Xicumbane. The first day I taught on how the Bible came into existence. Also, about God being here before there was a beginning. The next day Hannah shared on God being a spirit and the first three days of creation. I ended the session with the final days of creation up to Adam. The women were attentive. They answered the questions easily and seemed to grasp what we shared.
We met under the lapa outside the church
On Wednesday we traveled to Ngala to take the orphan food and visit with the fifteen orphans being fed that day. Gladys, one of the Ngala women who became a special friend was there. I hadn’t seen her in two years. I was so blessed to be able to see her again and catch up with how she is doing. She is struggling to care for 8 grandchildren on her own. She remains faithful to trusting the Lord in all things.
Doug unloading orphan food at Matsilele
Orphan feeding at Ngala
Our Ngala family: Gladys, Albertina and her son Moses
Twenty-eight orphans were fed at Xicumbane. The orphan meals consist of pap which is made from maize meal with a sauce of beans and soya mix. They then receive a glass of juice.
We pray God will give understanding of His word to the men and women. May He raise up leaders that truly desire to evangelize and teach in their villages. May He strengthen those who are faithful to remain steadfast.

3 thoughts on “April’s Leader Training

  1. i STILL CAN'T BELIEVE YOU GUYS ARE MISSIONARIES :). ! OH, PRAISE THE LORD, SO BLESSED TO CALL YOU BROTHER AND SISTER. I THINK I WOULD IKE FOR YOU TO USE NEXT DONATION FOR THE WOMAN WHO IS RAISING ALL HER GRANDCHILDREN. IS THERE A WAY TO DO THAT SO YOU CAN STRETCH IT OUT FOR HER FOR A WHILE? LOVE YOU, GLO

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