I was handing out small gifts at a senior citizens' Christmas party in Xai-Xai, Mozambique last Saturday. I asked, "Who is the oldest?" We narrowed it down to a gentleman who was in his 80s. He came forward to get his gift and stand with the other recipients. As I turned I saw a … Continue reading What If You Didn’t Know Your Birthday?
Being 92, legally blind, and slightly lame is a challenge anywhere you live. For Pastor Mbalane, the faces of friends are a memory. He can no longer read the Bible. Occasionally someone slips into the yard unnoticed and steals something left out. He's unable to leave home for outings. When he was younger Pastor Mbalane … Continue reading Not Forgotten
In most Wesleyan churches across Mozambique, Christmas is not celebrated with tinsel, lights or nativity scenes (as these are not available) but is celebrated with all-night services or baptism. The picture at the top shows members of a church in Nampula district, northern Mozambique overseen by Rev. Abel Nove who helped start the work there … Continue reading Baptisms at Christmas