Amahoro, Paz, Shalom, Peace, Vrede!  Amahoro is a Swahili word for peace but for Mozambique it has a new fresh meaning.  After attending many Amahoro gatherings in Uganda, Rwanda, RSA and Kenya the hope was always there that we could start a Mozambique conversation with church leaders right here in Mozambique.  Great was the surprise when Claude Nikondeha (founder of Amahoro and activist for the poor) contacted me to setup an opportunity in Maputo.

But you may ask who or what is Amahoro?  Amahoro Africa is working to see the Gospel of Jesus bringing transformation to communities across Africa.  We facilitate holistic transformation by encouraging, resourcing and connecting emerging African leaders who are committed to the tangible manifestation of justice, mercy and goodness in their local context.

Amahoro Africa works with those, African or not, who desire to engage in respectful partnerships that intend to further transformation in African communities in the name and spirit of Jesus.  We are excited to work alongside those who are willing to themselves be changed in the process of these friendships with African leaders.
Photo left:  Amahoro leaders, Claude Nikondeha and his wife Kelly at an Amahoro gathering in Kenya 2010.
Please pray for our time in Maputo this coming week, 28 – 31 October as we start the conversation with local leaders 
We will be travelling another interesting 1 300 km’s to participate and co-ordinate the time with Amahoro.
Photo:  Praying for Mozambique during the Amahoro gathering in Mombasa, Kenya 2010.