Sunday, November 26, 2006
Saturday, November 25, 2006
We currently have: 30 orphans - locally in our area
120 orphans - northern Mozambique
These 120 orphans are being taken care of by our many leadership schools and churches in the northern parts of Mozambique next to the Zambezi river. On the photo Alta Rauch is handing over baby milk to our grandmother and foster mom for Alan.
Meet Dr. Tielman Marais from Stellenbosch, South Africa. Out of a busy schedule he decided to visit us for free and bring his professional services to use - at no charge at all!
During his time on the mission he treated about 250 patients for free providing crucial treatment to people who would have otherwise suffered. Aids, malaria, bilharzia and other tropical diseases were treated during his 7 day stay on the mission. We wish to thank Dr. Tielman for caring and "being there" for the people. It touched many lives and hearts in Mozambique. Dr. Tielman Marais also acts as a liason between our mission and other doctors in the Stellenbosch area. Here he is busy at one of our Womens Seminars to treat a baby from one of the women attending the seminar. Alta Rauch is with him - to the right!
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Ok ..... I have been lazy ..... and being struck with malaria again. Down and out! Can you imagine that their might be zillions of mosquitos out there and only a few will carry the malaria parasite .... and then .... of those few female mozzies they always choose me. I mean I bath for crying out loud .... I'm a missionary ...... we bath ...... maybe not all of us .... but at least I do. So this has been a hectic week. Let me share the schedule so you might peek on how things are going at the base:
Saturday 4 November: Many visits from pastors.
Sunday 5 November: 09:00 Watched Joyce Meyer and was blessed
10:00 Get ready for church ..... feeling that old old parasite feeling in the
10:30 Drove 15 km to church to preach on Soul, Spirit, Body - who are
13:30 Finished church ...... fainted ...... malaria ...... awfull!
14:00 Back at the mission base ....... fevers ....... sleep, sleep (and pills)
Monday 6 November: 07:00 Devotions ..... to tired .... sleep, sleep, sleep ..... mozzie fevers.
10:00 Mission staff needs help with just about everything.
12:00 Visit from pastors.
15:00 More pills (and the Gospel)
16:00 Killed another Boomslang (very poisonous but at least you can
see it .... not like a female mozquito!)
17:00 Admin and problems with satellites.
20:00 Too tired.
Tuesday 7 November: 07:00 Devotions
09:00 Zimbabwe - official paperwork
15:00 Visit from farmers - we sell litchies to help the mission survive!
16:00 Visit to our mission clinics to follow up on work.
16:15 Visit to orphans we support at the mission.
17:00 Visit to secretary - organize land and housing for a leprocy lady.
18:00 It is officially dark! Back to the base.
Wednesday 8 November: 07:00 Devotions (Power of the tongue - James 3)
08:00 Leave for schools - VBS (Holiday school for kids)
12:00 Leave to Chimoio to organize official paperwork for mission.
Ok, ok you get the feeling ...... not a lot of preaching is it. Well just a quick glimpse in what happened the last few days. Hey YOU .... keep on praying ..... God is doing some awesome things in the lives of our people living around us. They need God and someone who dares to care ..... OR just "being there"! Thanks to all who is serving somewhere - we love ya!
1. Our days are about 44 degrees celcius in the bush .... pleasy pray for rain.
2. Pray for the rain prophets who is trying to confuse people.
3. Pray for revival in all the bush churches.
4. Please pray for all our aids orphans.
5. Please pray for all our sick people.
6. Please pray for the truth of the Gospel to reach hearts of stone sometimes.
Thanks to ya all!!!