April 2019 Northern Mozambique Orphan-Village Projects Update
When we began our ministry among the poor in northern Mozambique in 2005, we could never in our most optimistic dreams have foreseen the report we are presenting here today. To God be all the praise and glory!!
In Mozambique, secondary school covers Grades 8-12. This year, we have:
14 girls and 4 boys in Grade 8;
18 girls and 2 boys in Grade 9;
6 girls and 3 boys in Grade 10;
2 girls and 3 boys in Grade 11;
and 4 girls and 1 boy in Grade 12.
That's a total of 57 young people our project is supporting in secondary school...most of whose parents never even completed--or in most cases, even attended--primary school.
Beyond that, we have 5 boys in the second year of a 3-year auto mechanics program, and 2 boys in the second year of a 3-year program in building construction technology.
We also have 5 boys beginning a 3-year program in agricultural technology. And we have 4 girls beginning a 2 1/2 -year non-degree program in nursing.
Additionally, we are now supporting 6 young people in studies toward university degrees.
Adelino is in the second year of his 4-year program in tourism and hospitality management at the Catholic University of Mozambique in Pemba.
Baptista has just begun a 4-year program in mechanical engineering at Politécnica University in Nampula.
Ferão and Nando have begun their 4-year program at the Pedagogical University also in Nampula, five hours drive from Pemba. They will be secondary school teachers of English when they graduate.
Telma is beginning a 4-year degree program in nursing science in Pemba.
And Júlia is beginning a 6-7 year program in general medicine to become a medical doctor.
[Nando has grown up in our Mieze and Noviane Children's Centres. He has begun university studies to become a secondary school teacher of English.]
These are all young people you have been supporting in your prayers and by your gifts for the past number of years. Thank you for continuing to be their bridge between a hopeless past and God's plan and destiny for their future lives!