I hope you enjoy a brief overview in photos of our life in Africa from the past two months. The hardest part was sending our three kiddos off to school the end of August for another year, but not only are they all doing well, God has also done some incredible things during this time in the ministry here on the home front, and we are so grateful! We are also very grateful to everyone who has come to Mozambique and worked beside us these past few weeks! It's been a whirlwind!
I am working on putting together some more detailed videos to share as Scott will be back in the US fundraising for AOM in November. I will share those here as well for those who are interested.
Lastly, on top of family and ministry, I'm somehow managing to keep up with my (tight) writing deadlines! I'm super excited about book three in my Southern Crimes series, Hidden Agenda, that will be available in January. Taken, another romantic suspense, set in Paris (my favorite city in the world!) comes out in February. And in the meantimes, I'm currently finishing up book one in a brand new series for my publisher that will come out fall 2015. All I can say is life is never boring!
That's it for now. Enjoy!
|A group of the disciple went to our new church plant in |
Matimbine (about an hour from where we live) to start work on a church structure.
|Along with starting the structure, they also taught and worshiped together.|
|In July we also had twelve baptisms in Magola!|
|While Mariah was home, she spent a lot of time with the kids out in the village.|
On her last day out, she brought them all new shirts which was a big hit!
|A group of men from Shekinah House in South Africa came to help finish the structure|
in Matimbine and camped out in the village for a couple nights.
|Also in July, Richard Howard from the US came to teach. While we typically|
hold an English Camp this time of year, we instead did a four day discipleship camp to
further ground our Christians in the word and how to share their faith.
|We had people come both from town and from the villages.|
|We have seen a renewed commitment and focus on evangelism from those who attended!|
|Four people came from Katy, Texas to work with our ministry in September and even|
spent two nights camping out in the village!
|They quickly bonded with many of the people.|
|During their time in the village, ten gave their lives to Christ and were baptized in the river.|
|Here Diane and Janet are teaching at our weekly women's bible study in the village.|
|The women loved the lesson and painting coffee filters to look like butterflies!|
|Showing off their butterflies.|
|We were able to give food to the mother of this newborn and are|
continuing to provide the baby with formula as her mother can't breast feed.
|We are currently giving out five monthly food baskets to help|
families in need and those who are taking care of orphans.
|Visiting the mother in her compound and praying with her. After several|
visits she gave her life to Christ!