Teaching Trip To Maputo
I don’t get down to the capitol city of Maputo to visit and train my disciples living and studying there as often as I would like, but this last weekend I was able to visit and encourage them. I went with the desire to help them become more evangelistic, implementing the same training tools and goals I use here in Inhambane. I reviewed the Four Fields training, plus taught them OIKOS mapping, on finding the Person of Peace, and using Discovery Bible Studies. It was a wonderful day with 10 people in attendance.
We began the day of training with praise and worship.
Jose sharing his OIKOS prayer map with the group.
Ivonaldo drawing out his OIKOS prayer map for evengelism
Small groups practiced leading a Discovery Bible Study.
However, I am still in Maputo! Upon arrival in the city on Friday afternoon, my truck started having problems. I went directly to the Nissan dealership and found out what I feared. My clutch and fly wheel were going out. Monday was a holiday here in Mozambique, so Tuesday was the earliest I could get the repairs started. Thankfully, they have the necessary parts in stock as I was was looking at at 3 to 6 week delay they were not. I am hoping to go home on Wednesday, but we will see.
The extra couple days in Maputo is allowing me to do some spiritual counseling with several people in need and visit the homes of several of my disciples. I was also blessed to spend the holiday with Lucilio’s family who live in Matola.
Celebrating with a wonderful meal in the home of Lucilio. I was able to meet his mother and brothers for the first time. They showed us such hospitality and I was able share about Jesus with two of his brothers.
Scott with several of his disciples
ECHO Project Update
Ever since Cyclone Daneo hit Inhambane back in February, we have been busy trying to help families and our community rebuild. Enough money was raised to allow us to help several schools where our churches are located. Four months later, many schools in our area have yet to be fully rebuilt, and in several cases, the government is helping recover the classrooms, but not the toilet blocks. The ECHO project and our disciples are stepping up to the challenge and blessing hundreds of kids in the process. We are thankful to be able to bless so many because of your generosity.
Removal of the damaged roof
Instilling the new tin sheets
Jose and Castro finish putting the new roof on this bathroom block at an elementary school new our house. We replaced two roofs at this school through the ECHO project cyclone relief.
In the coming weeks, we want to highlight how God is using the ECHO Project to bless the lives of people here in Mozambique. We will tell you about about how small business loans are helping several disciples provide for their families. We have also been able to organize eye exams and new glasses for two young men to help them succeed in school. We are providing housing for two students who began university studies in Maputo, but due to unforeseen circumstances would have had to drop out of school if not for help from the ECHO Project. Look for these stories in upcoming newsletters.
Thank you for your continued prayers and support of our ministry!
Scott, Lisa, Gabriel, Mariah, and Jayden Harris