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|

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|

Women and their children!

I remember going to church with my mom and the glare of all the ladies with their huge and beautiful hats.  I remember making comments all the time as the hats always amused me.  I only really started speaking at the age of 2 my mom says.  Since then my jawbone worked overtime.  I also […]

June 17th, 2014|Children, Cultural, Women, Womens Ministry|

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|

When the lack of a pedestrian bridge …. kills you!

Little Manuel Samuel is like any other village boy …. full of energy, full of smiles and even a few dreams of his own.  He attends our village bush school and as he and so many boys continually reminds me his favorite time of the day is lunch time when he eats beans and sadza […]

March 12th, 2014|Children, Life Stories, Natural Disasters, Schools|

Orphan delight!

It’s a few hours before 2013 greets us all with – hopefully not a bang.  A great year full of challenges, surprises (good and bad) … lots of smiles, laughter, joy and happiness.  And a few tears too.  BUT that is all very normal.  But all of that said – I love sharing good news. […]

December 31st, 2013|Children, Orphans, People|

LOCK and LOAD: Love & Laughter

Packed to capacity!  It was a 40 degree Celsius day … but they came in huge numbers to LOVE and LAUGH with us!Everybody has them.  Governments love them.  Even semi-state owned conglomerates spend million on them. Companies adore them.  City councils do them in private.  And you have them too.  And believe it or not I […]

November 28th, 2013|Bibles, Children, Literacy, Schools|

First bicycle race ever in Mozambique to emphasize Children’s Literacy

One of the most memorable facets of life, in my humble opinion, is creating lifelong memories. And where children are involved that becomes even more important.  With the huge amount of emphasis we put on literacy and especially literacy amongst women and children it was high time to do something special.  One of the most […]

August 8th, 2013|Children, Education, Literacy|