The reintegration team continues to make many home visits. The team consists of 3 Mozambican women who do all of the home visits, and one driver (a missionary who oversees the administration and finances). We are kept busy with:
Seventy food boxes are put together every two weeks, to be collected by families from the nearby community. Each box helps supplement their needs and consists of rice, sugar, oil, peanuts, soap and washing powder.
Vovo Salima was delighted to join us at the Centre this year for Christmas lunch. She loved the singing and dancing and enjoyed the meal so much she did not want to go home. Just as she was leaving, one of our young boys (about 11 years old) appeared and said he wanted to give her some money. He has a gardening job and had just received his weekly amount. Although he did not know Vovo, when he saw her at the meal the Lord touched his heart and he wanted to bless her.
We currently have nearly 80 resident children in our Noviane and Mieze centres. We also have a high degree of involvement with and commitment to an additional 30 or more village children and families in Pemba and Mieze through our IMC “Stop For The One—Canada” sponsorship program.
The vision of our program is to maintain contact with existing family members of our children, with a view to one day enabling the family to receive the children back into their family. Some children don’t have family to reintegrate them, so we have to be resourceful in finding alternative solutions. In 2013 we have reintegrated a number of youth and children into different situations.
In this update we want to share with you a little bit of the great impact in the lives of the men and women who are able to come to the Zimpeto Bible School. Your financial support has both impacted and truly transformed the lives of many over the years.
This testimony is about the most recent term and the student’s active participation in daily activities at college and how it created an impact in their own lives and in the life of the people around them.