|THE 2 BISHOPS ARRIVE AT LAST!|
INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR OF MISSIONS, DAVID KAZIMA, AND NATIONAL DIRECTOR OF MOZAMBIQUE, IMMANUEL ZALIRA, were our guests for 5 days this week.
Bishop Kazima, Brenda, and the tall Bishop Zalira at Indian Ocean in Pemba.
Our church and orphan projects are all under the umbrella of LIVING WATERS CHURCH, based in Blantyre, Malawi. Our national headquarters is in Tete city, Mozambique.
Rough drawing of Mozambique with Malawi in the middle of the Y. Mozambique has the same land mass as Texas, just stretched out. It is BIG!
Arriving in Pemba on Monday afternoon with the MAF (Missions Aviation Fellowship plane), gave us time to get to know each other as we had to stay overnight.
Red and White MAF plane landing at Pemba.
The distance from Pemba to Balama is a 4 to 5 hour intense drive (lots of pot holes), and it is not wise to travel after dark. Arriving in Balama on Tuesday, we wasted no time, as lunch was already prepared for us (chicken and rice). We then visited all 7 orphans homes, where these men held and hugged the Toddlers who came to them on their own! This is not normal as they shy from those they don’t know and shows that “Godly love” flows from them. Then off to the hospital to lay hands on, and pray for Baby Franciano. He is taking IV treatment for malaria.
Wednesday, the 2 Bishops taught a 3 hour church leadership class to all 16 village Pastors, and the 11 BBC Youth Evangelist team. Wednesday afternoon was spent answering the many questions the Bishops had about all aspects of our program.
Bishop Kazima with Interpretor Whitey, imparting Leadership Training to our Pastors.
Early Thursday it was a 5 hour trek back to Pemba, where I continued to answer more questions. These 2 men are VERY HAPPY with our program, and wanted to glean from our evangelism experience in the Bush villages.
EARLY FRIDAY MORNING, MAF flew into Pemba from their home base, Nampula, whisking them off to Tete City, 3 hours flight away.
It was an intense, power-packed 5 days that I thoroughly enjoyed. Due to the great distance, it is only the 2nd time that Executive Church Officials have been able to visit us. Their Words of Wisdom will long be remembered by all of us.
BABY FRANCIANO NEEDS PRAYER
FRANCIANO was admitted last weekend with confirmed malaria. At 3.9kg/8,5 lbs. at 5.5 months, he must receive 7 days of IV treatment, not pills, thus admission is mandatory to save his life.
PLZ PRAY for the healing of this fragile little one, as he is not digesting his food well.
Foster Mother Estivania and Baby Franciano.
GOD’S HEALING POWER IS THE BEST MEDICINE IN THE WORLD! The PRAYER OF AGREEMENT is more powerful than any of us can imagine. THANK YOU for your loving support of our children.
BUSH BUNNY BRENDA LANGE
AND THE BALAMA STAFF