I am going with a team from Harvesters International to Nampula in Mozambique next week. Believe it or not, this is the first time that I will have been beyond the borders of South Africa. We will be away from home for two weeks and will be helping plant a church. More than that I don't really know!
I am looking forward to it - for very selfish reasons. This is going to be a great personal challenge (away from family, doubtful cellphone contact, introvert with a group of relative strangers). It is also going to be a break from routine that I desperately need. A time for reflection. I hope a re-energising time. I am going to learn a lot about rural mission work, which I am sure I will be able to apply in many situations.
But I do also hope that I can be involved in blessing the people in Nampula and that I can help to show them Jesus.