Sunday, April 29, 2012

This might just be the last post of it's kind!  Our lives are changing and, along with it, our blog.

We are moving out of our house and finishing up our second term in Mozambique. Nine years of ministry here! We'll still be around for a few things through the month of May, then will be moving into a time of rest in June and then into our home assignment time.

We've just enjoyed a jam packed month with our boys home for school break.  During that one month, MozOvos hosted a citywide soccer tournament.  The purpose was for the churches involved to get unbelieving boys in their community on the team with believing young men so that relationships could grow into transformed lives for God.  Helping us make all this happen was a team from the United States and South AFrica.  One of our supporting churches, Lakeside Church in Folsom and a church from Pretoria joined together and were AMAZING at stepping in and doing whatever was asked of them.  All in all, everyone was thrilled with how it went.

Soccer Tournament 2012
1st pic:  2 of the participating teams. 2nd pic:  the action!  3rd pic:  3CI and Lakeside Church 

The following day, we left with Andrew and Stephen and two of young women from Lakeside Church to prepare for our Worldventure Mozambique Field Conference in South Africa.  We did loads of food shopping, cutting and preparing food for our team of 21 to come together for a time of prayer, worship, business and being together.

Worldventure Mozambique and Special Guest Speakers, Barbosa and Sinara de Oliveira
( missing colleagues Brian and Megan Meyers, Jordan, Eden, Zion and Kidron who were on home assignment)

We then had one day at home and left with our boys and the same two young women for Mozambique Island, our new home.  It would be the first time for both boys to see our house there and the final time for us to visit until we move there in 2013.  We spent 61 hours in the car coming and going(3 days there and 3 days back)!  Mozambique is a huge country!

In the near future, we'll be posting Maputo goodbyes, graduation photos and then will transition this blog into a blog about our excursions in the States.