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Mozambique Mission 2018: Report back – God is Good!
Our team of 14 left on the 23rd June 2018 to share their heads, hearts and hands with the people of Chidenguele, Mozambique, and safely returned on the 1st July 2018. This mission trip was filled with God’s glorification through evangelism, community development at Nhandimo Primary School and surrounds and of course through personal relationships.
We started our mission by visiting the local church service which only started last year. To our surprise the church location was no longer a few benches under a tree but had a wall around it and was filled with people. Without a minister present the congregation continued to meet together, worship God and share in scripture. We have heard and understood from the local Methodist Minister that the church building will start in July and so we look forward to seeing the growth by the next year.
The week that came ahead was one that kept our team very busy. We managed to do almost everything we set out to do including painting the teacher’s house, installing the bathrooms, building a shaded house in the vegetable garden and helped them with the maintenance of the previous water project.
On top of this heavy labour we were able to assist the school by painting a mural teaching some basic hygiene as well as the children learning about God’s love. They are now singing ‘Jesus loves me’ in both English and Portuguese.
Thank you to everyone who supported this Mission whether it was through prayers or donations, we can call you a member of this year’s Mozambique Mission team too!
Every year, TMC embarks on a mission trip to Mozambique (which normally takes place during the July holidays), focused on assisting a community in Chidenguele (pronounced Shid-den-ge-le) +-800km from the church.
Over the past few years, TMC has helped established classrooms for the children in the community as well as supplied them with clothes and materials for school. In 2016, TMC worked on providing running water (through taps) for members of the community, where before they would have to walk roughly about 200 – 300m just to get water for the day.
Not sure what to do with the kids during school holidays? Send them through to TMC’s annual holiday club, a week long morning programme for grades 0-7 that takes place during the April school holidays. A different theme is chosen each year and activities are run by youth leaders. These include worship, crafts, games, drama, quiet times and just all round fun. The week ends with the construction of a delicious banana split, a long-standing tradition at TMC. Those who serve as leaders also have the opportunity to enhance their leadership capabilities and grow spiritually through evening worship and training camps.