Mark had gone to the river late Sunday afternoon to get water for camp and on the way back he found William and the team. The bus got stuck in a mud hole not far from camp and took on water in the engine. The bus had to be towed into camp and William spent all day Monday accessing the damage and the team began their ministries. It was decided that the con-rod was bent and he would have to tow the bus back to Polokwane to fix it. Tuesday, the team continued with the ministries and also helped dig a hole that the 7-ton could be back into so that the bus could be loaded on the truck. Wednesday, William headed back to Polokwane and he returned on Monday with the bus repaired. The Owasso team was great, they did a great job with the ministries and they were very flexible and a huge help with the bus.
This was the first time Owasso Bible Church has been on an outreach. We enjoyed our time with them and getting to know each one of them. It was also our first time to spend time on outreach with the Seminary students from Christ Baptist Church in Polokwane (they joined Owasso for the 2nd half of the outreach).
Mbeti is 8 kilometers away from Matsilele where we have done ministry since 2003. Pastor Robert is the pastor of Matsilele Baptist Church as well as the chief of the village. He has been reaching out to the village of Mbeti for the last few years and he asked the mission if we would bring a team there. It is exciting to see a local Pastor reach out to other villages in the area. In 2010 the mission took the 4th year Seminary Students and it was a great outreach and so we took the Owasso team there this year and the 4th year Seminary students joined us for the 2nd half of the outreach. Pastor Robert has also spent alot of time over the last year or so mentoring a man named Andres from Mbeti.
Each day the team would have men's, women's and children's ministry as well as hut to hut evangelism and nightly services. On Sunday, May 29th the team went to Matsilele for the morning service and then held an evening service in Mbeti. They had several opportunities to share the gospel and even see a few people come to accept Jesus as their Savior. We praise the Lord for the work He is doing in Mbeti, Mozambique.
Here are a few pictures from the outreach in Mbeti ...