Thursday, June 19, 2008

Mozambique

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.

4 comments:

Rock in the Grass (Pete Grassow) said...

God bless you

Thomas Scarborough said...

Have a nice trip! You've been a real homebody. My grandfather once told me he had visited thirty countries (many many years ago, just as air travel began to come into vogue). I was quite impressed, and thought I'd like to do that, too, someday. In the meantime, I've visited every continent except that cold one.

Jenny Hillebrand said...

It's funny, but I have very little desire to travel. I've never been able to figure out why not. Good luck, Thomas, on overtaking your grandfather!

Thomas Scarborough said...

In fact I HAVE overtaken my grandfather. :-) Something like 70 countries at last count. Have a great time in Mozambique. I look forward to the photos and posts. Congratulations on 100.