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The team has arrived in Poland

A Photo July 22nd 2008 2 comments so far  

Thank you to all who are praying for our short term missions teams that are participating in efforts to reach All People, All Places.  I received this email from the missionary in Poland, Rebecca LeMaster, who is coordinating our involvement in Poland. Rebecca is overseeing an English language camp for adult women in Poland. Our team from SCC will not only teach the language classes, but also live with the Polish women for the week. Please pray that God will build the relationships quickly between our the Polish women and our team.

“Just wanted to let you know

Sunday Night in Maputo

July 13th 2008 1 comment so far  

Attending worship services in other cultures always encourages my soul. Today we joined about sixty Mozambicans for worship in the church pastored by our partner here, Isaias Uaene. The room was packed with worshipers. We prayed and listened to Scripture. We sang “Great is Thy Faithfulness” and “Trust and Obey” in Portuguese, the latter accompanied only by a hand drum. Then we sang two Michael W. Smith choruses, also translated into Portuguese, the national language of Mozambique since the colonial era. We sang an original chorus in Shangana, the dominant tribal language of the Maputo. What interested me most …

Thursday Night in Maputo

July 10th 2008 4 comments so far  

What a sobering day. During our visit with the micro-finance organization, Opportunity International, we heard some statistics that make you shake your head. The employment rate in Mozambique is 20%. That’s not a typo. I didn’t intend to write “unemployment.” The EMPLOYMENT rate in Mozambique is 20%. That means that 80% of the population has no regular work. Further, we learned that 60% of Mozambique’s 20+ million population is under the age of twenty-five. In one district over 26% of adults are HIV positive. How do you minister in a place like this? One thing’s for sure””you …

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