|Women studying the Bible and MP3 Bibles in their mother tongue while they are learning how to read and write in the process.|
YES … Mozambican women are on the run! Well … not literally, I think. I always thought I should have been a journalist. I love newspaper headings! If nothing else, I could at least be employed at a newspaper creating headlines. Or subtitles. I’m a headline type of personality. Anyway! There has been so much happening around me that I am trying to catch my breath. We have had so many highlights during this month that I stand in awe many times. God has a wonderful and unique way putting things together. And from my angle … which is very low – it is amazing to see how it changes people. And that is just about what we do here if you didn’t know: Loving God and loving people, so that others can love God and love people.
|Women teachers give up their own free time to teach others how to read and write through the Bible. Nothing stronger than a volunteer and co-worker!|
Take our rural Mozambican women for example. I don’t think 24 hours in a day is sufficient to get them through the day. This is what I have observed by watching them:
05:00 Sweeping the yard – getting ready for the day!
06:00 The little bit there is to eat – already prepared – done and dusted.
07:00 Getting children on their way to school.
08:00 Walking many miles to start collecting water for the family.
08:01 During planting season – working on the fields from 04:00 to plant maize and vegetables.
10:00 Attends women literacy school to work on her own self-development.
10:01 Babies need to be fed continually.
12:00 There is no lunch …. so chew on whatever is available.
13:00 Getting ready to receive the children from school.
14:00 Because women can now read and write … help kids to understand their school work.
15:00 Church meetings in the community and work on the church fields on Thursdays.
16:00 Carrying more water from the well. That means carrying 20 liters of water on your head.
17:00 Prepare food as everyone is back home. Same menu every night!
18:00 Wash and eat with the little bit there is.
19:00 Share stories and life around the campfire.
20:00 Fire is out … wood is out ….. tomorrow’s another day.
20:01 Oh yes …. and then there is dad …! Eish!
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|The wood for the women training center as just arrived after much prayer! Construction on the training and craft center roof will start within a week.|