Scripture says, “Do not muzzle the ox while it is treading out the grain,” and “The worker deserves his wages.” (Bible).  Workers Day or May Day has various meanings to different people.   You just have to love Wikipedia’s definition:  

 Labor Day is an annual holiday to celebrate the economic and social achievements of workers. Labour Day has its origins in the labour union movement, specifically the eight-hour day movement, which advocated eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest. 

Well Mozambique doesn’t really have a lot of holidays … but at least today we celebrated a great day with our workers.  Our emphasis was a little bit different … without marches or fists in the air … rather celebrating the privilege to be able to work.  Mozambique is still one of the poorest countries in the world and although only 21 % of the country is ‘unemployed’ most of these people are farmers trying to make a living.  We got our workers together for a feast that included a lot of games and other surprises.  Let’s share the day with ya!

Darts in Mozambique?  Mariano Joao (orphan co-ordinator) explaining the rules to the workers.
Francois trying to show the correct stance when trying to shoot bow and arrow.  And he knows nothing about the sport whatsoever.  

One of our workers getting ready to shoot the target!

So where are you aiming dude!  Trying to figure this out.  Rick (to the far right) with his more professional bow and arrow.  And …. what a brave photographer.

Big prizes for grabs.  Rick handing over the much sort after prize …. Wildebeest steak to Tito Mabuleza one of our teachers.
Even Tendai and Magnum came over to check out the action.

And then the big game started – volleyball.

Even the dogs came to celebrate!
This was a classic!  Our guard never lost his ‘guard’ and joined us for volleyball – in full gear if I might add!

  A glorious moment of victory!