A busload full of LOVE started a long journey to our remote base in the bush without really knowing what to expect on the way.  But that’s what LOVE does, I guess …. it leads you into:

  • unexpected places and faces
  • dangerous situations
  • thinking out of the box situations
  • blessing others without thinking 
  • breathless situations 
  • never to be repeated acts of random grace
Mozambique has gone through a tough time recently with rumors of war and even a few deaths as the previous rebel movement, Renamo threatened to overthrow the elected government.  The main route was closed for traffic due to violence on the route.  I started off with an urgent call to the leaders of the Stellenbosch Congregation only to find that they are on-route and on a mission of LOVE.  They would face any danger as long as they could come and serve with us.  I have to admit I was caught off guard by their fearless action but I still had to weigh up the consequences of their LOVE actions.  After a few phone calls and determining that a military convoy would escort them through more than 200 km’s of dangerous roads I gave the go ahead.  The few petrol bombs and hand grenades that did go off on the route didn’t ease my mind at all.  But GOD had a greater plan.
Safely on the base …. preparing for a time of transformation!
After a lot of nervous prayers the group arrived late at night with a nearly broken bus window as a stone was thrown at the bus.  They were in high spirits as they arrived and I knew they were not merely visiting … but were on a mission.

This is working in style ….. really enjoyed the photo Corine!
Putting in windows in Joao Benjamim – our Mozambican transformational agent’s – house.
Working with our school children in one of the bush schools!

Meet Gosse …. our friend from the Netherlands who joined the team and helping kids to get the right ‘posture’ before taking on the 50 m sprint race!
High jump in da bush!!
Shot-put lessons at the bush school.  The Stellenbosch University with the Stellenbosch Congregation helps us in our Athletic school annually in training kids.
….. and a lot of fun in between.

At the end of the day … it’s always about PEOPLE and showing LOVE.  Praying time with Philip and Fernando Hurekure in the church.
MISSION 3:  M A D (Make a Difference)

Student leaders Jaco Botha and Francois Malherbe sharing words that makes a difference.

Bush visits and sharing supper with the local communities shows great respect.  


Tired but happy!