Monday, October 20, 2008

July 17, 2009

The director of Samaria Mission is in the states this month. He came to San Angelo to visit us and the Hixon's ... he said he came to see how we all were, to encourage us in our journey and see if we are packing (HAHAHA!) It was so good to have him here with us for the week.

We do have a date that we are working towards moving and that is July 17, 2009! There is so much peace and joy in having a date to look forward to. Lots to take care of. We are looking forward to serving the Lord in Africa through Samaria Mission. Stayed tuned for lots of updates. Right now we are in the process of getting a brochure together to hand out to people to inform them on our journey and also about Samaria Mission.

We are asking for you to continue to pray for us as we continue to move forward. Pray for wisdom and guidance from the Lord and protection from the enemy.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

The Adventures of Traveling in Mozambique

Camp Life in Mozambique

Here are a few pictures to show you how we live for 7 to 9 days while on outreach in Mozambique.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Our Journey to Mozambique ... Part 7

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

We woke up at 4:30 am and got busy tearing down camp and loading everything on the SAMIL and the bus. We were on the road by 8:00 am. We we able to make it across the river with no problems. Logan even managed to drive the Land Rover across without using the bridge. (We have to pay to use the bridge.)

We made great time and we arrived at Xicumbani base camp at 4:00 pm. We had spaghetti for dinner.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008
We woke up at 4:15 am and we were on the road by 6:00 am heading towards the border. We did not have any problems on the road and were at the border by 9:00 am. It only took us 45 minutes to get through the Mozambique border crossing and the South Africa Border crossing. Once we left the South Africa border we were in Kruger National Park. We saw several animals on the way to the Mopani Lodge. We arrived there at 2:00pm. We shopped for at the little gift shop and took a walk around the camp area with the Hixons. On the way to the pool we saw a small snake cross the path in front of us. Then we hiked down to the bottom by the lake and looked for crocs and hippos. That evening we had a great dinner in the restaurant.

Thursday, July 31, 2008
It was nice to sleep in a real bed and take a nice long bath. Before breakfast this morning I sat out on the porch and watched all of the birds that were right there on our porch. Some of them would eat out of you hand. They were beautiful.

We left Mopani Lodge around 9:30 am and drove back to Pietersburg to spend the night at the Golden Pillow. Before we left the park we saw a ton of animals. I posted some of them below. I will tell you the pictures really do not show how amazing it really is to be that close to these animals.

This was the teams last night in Africa. We went to the mall and everyone had a chance to pick up a few things to take back home. We had a great dinner at the Golden Pillow's Restaurant.

Our team went home on Friday and we, as well as the Hixon's, stayed on one more week to interview with Christ Baptist Church and Samaria Missions. (You can go to the beginning of August and see our posts from that week.) Again, we thank you for your prayers and support for our mission journey to Africa.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Our Journey to Mozambique ... Part 6

Monday, July 28, 2008

This was our last day in the village of Chilefu. Before breakfast Sean had us sit and take turns sharing what God had done in our lives in the past week and a half. It was a sweet time together as a team. I am amazed each year how God continues to take a group of people and bind them together for one purpose and that is to share the Gospel with the people in Mozambique.

Our last day is always very busy. We took the medicine that was donated into Dindiza so the officials could get it to the hospital. We also packed up as much as we could and began taking down the supply tent, kitchen tent and a few other things.

We had out last ministry time in the afternoon. At the end of the teaching we brought the families together and took family pictures with a Polaroid camera. Then each family was given a foam frame and stickers so they could decorate it. We always enjoy this every year. It is fun to watch them get ready for their picture. It is a joy to see the looks on their faces when we give them the picture to keep. For so many this may be the only picture they have had ever had.

At the end of our day the team wanted to pray over our family and the Hixon family since we were staying for an extra week to interview. It was a special time for us to have our brothers and sisters in Christ pray for us and the journey God has us on.