September 2014 Linda Currie Update
As I am sitting here thinking over the few months since I last shared with you, I am contemplating the rhythm to this life as it ebbs and flows from one situation to another, always to bring us to the place where we know the blessing of the Father who loves and cares for us.
The floods are in the past now and the people have moved on. Homes have been repaired or rebuilt. Neighbours and friends are helping each other and new relationships are being formed. New babies are being born and life continues.
One great highlight came in July, with the visit of some of the people from Hands of Hope who provide support for our school feeding program and the village discipleship program. Being the liaison for these projects, it was a great pleasure for me to be able to show these friends around, letting them see first-hand how the operation of the programs work. Nasimo, who oversees the school feeding program, led them to the ‘armazine’ where most of the work happens – he took them to the village to see where and how the bean cakes (bachia) are made, to the classrooms for the distribution, and to talk with some of the kids as well. Our Mozambican ladies loved the attention and got all dressed up to meet them! The visitors also enjoyed a lot of attention from some of the village discipleship participants. It was a great time for all of us, and we will look forward to another visit in the future.
Casa de Gloria is moving on as well and I am beginning to see more of the fruit. We have just sent out our first Pastor from the group, Bichia, and he will be going further north to Mocimboa de Praia, to minister. Nasimo has two jobs and is studying in university at night. He has also received a scholarship now from the university for four years, so we are all excited about that.
Another of our youth, Binga, finishes grade 12 in November, and will be writing a university entrance exam in January. If he passes he will begin school in February. We are in the process of applying for a scholarship for him. Please stand with me in prayer that his application is successful. Without it, he would not financially be able to continue.
Next year Casa de Gloria will have 11students graduating. Four of them have dreams of university as well, so I will be searching for more scholarships. New youth continue to come to Casa de Gloria, and it is such a great testimony for them to see and experience first-hand how their brothers and friends lives are changing due to the transforming power and presence of God in their lives.
It is my prayer that each one of you that reads this update will also experience and continue to experience the transforming power and presence of God in your life!
Until next time….
Love and prayers,