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I’d like to choose what I eat.

June 20th 2007 4 comments so far  

Here in Maputo South Africa, we spent Tuesday with the local Opportunity International (OI) staff. According its website, OI’s mission is “to provide opportunities for people in chronic poverty to transform their lives.” Their core “business” is providing small loans to those who want to grow a business. After an orientation session in the main office we visited several groups of loan recipients. While each of the groups had its own character, they all had one thing in common–an unusual commitment to each person’s success. Most of the loan recipients have a stall in a market area where they …

Multi-cultural Worship

June 18th 2007 2 comments so far  

I thought you might enjoy my wife, Priscilla’s, reflections on the worship service we attended this morning in the country of Mozambique as part of a Missions trip. Here are her thoughts:

This morning we worshiped at the Malhangalene Baptist Church where our friend Isaias Uaene is the pastor. The church building is small, holding about 60, so there are two services. You talk about a “blended” worship experience, we had it this morning. The first service was at 7:30 and every bench was filled. The worshippers were Mozambican, Brazilian, American (us), Austrian, old and young. We began with …

“I have a dream.” Day Four in Maputo.

June 14th 2007 1 comment so far  

Do you long to see God do something through you that makes you think you might be just a little bit crazy?About eight years ago a student from Mozambique walked into my DTS office, introduced himself to me, sat down stiffly (as students tend to do when they’re in a professor’s office) and said quietly, but with resolve, “I have a dream.” For the next several minutes Isaias Uaene unfolded for me his vision for establishing an accredited theological school in Maputo, Mozambique, that would provide solid biblical training for leaders from any and every evangelical denomination in his …

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