A bridge for Christmas please Santa!


The story of 3 kids who died because there was no bridge to cross over the Mucombeze river in central Mozambique was a truly sad story. It touched everyone in the community. We were angry and disappointed at the same time. These 3 boys loved school. They loved school so much […]

December 22nd, 2014|Children, Life Stories, Schools|

Bridge over troubled waters!

If you could turn back the clock a few months ago …. you would remember the tragedy that stared our community in the face in Mozambique.  Three children died in a very short period as they were trying to cross a river on their way to our bush school in Mucombeze.  They were all killed […]

October 16th, 2014|Children, Education, Highlights, Natural Disasters, Schools|

Caring means …. showing up! Part 2

One of the things students do well (accept for studying of course) – is playing! As is the tradition for the last 10 years or more our students take responsibility to provide an athletics meeting (the full show) with the nearly 280 school children in our bush school.  It is a huge event which includes […]

July 29th, 2014|Children, Schools, Volunteers|

Caring means … showing up! Part 1

I have been really looking forward on posting the next few articles.  I am rushing off continually these days it seems – but looking back at what has been achieved the last few months – it is nothing less than a miracle.  God’s goodness and grace is written all over it!I have learned in Africa […]

July 28th, 2014|Children, Schools, Visitors, Volunteers|

A place where everyone helps!

No it’s not paradise.  It’s not even a hidden civilization!  A Mozambique school ……  is a happy place. It’s a place where every time when I arrive the more than 280 children makes me feel like their president. And I like that.  It’s a place where they jump all over me and want to hold […]

June 21st, 2014|Children, Culture, My view, Schools|

Charlie 9 this is Foxtrot Romeo …. doing a dive!

“Francisco” …. Andy, our Swiss pilot called with his usual smile.  “What about a flight to see the school and library from the air?”  He laughed as he is one of the few people to know about my fear of flight in very small aircraft.  Please understand that my last flight in a small aircraft […]

June 19th, 2014|Aviation, Highlights, My view, Schools, Womens Ministry|

Leaving legacies!

Try to imagine to have never seen a library in your lifetime!  You have no re-collection whatsoever of a collection of books or to have never ever read a children’s story in your own language.  Oliver Twist?  Never had the privilege to read it.  Ernest Hemingway?  Who?  The story of Romeo and Juliet has never […]

June 18th, 2014|Children, Literacy, Schools|

It’s Christmas on Easter!

It’s Easter again ….. and as is the norm on my blog ….. every Easter … it is hacked.  Interestingly enough every Easter for the last few years.  This year is no exception.  If you see any strange behavior or suspicious articles please be so kind to let me know at lovemoz@sg.org.za.  This would be […]

April 21st, 2014|Schools, Volunteers|

Precious ‘cargo’

A day in the life of our Pre-School at Mucombeze is an interesting one.  It all starts with more than 40 screaming bundles of energy packed in very small package that has fragile written all over it.  Taking care of this precious ‘cargo’ takes a lot of effort, creativity – specially if you have to […]

April 10th, 2014|Schools|

Hope means ‘getting up’!

On my way to our bush school! The last 2 months has been a very difficult time for our bush school.  Our school cook died due to a short sickbed and it caught us all off-guard.  We had to shuffle and change our school teaching stuff suddenly and unexpected and then due to an above averaged […]

April 8th, 2014|Children, Literacy, Schools|