Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Church in Mozambique

Nathan and Emily have been in Mozambique for about three years, and have had to learn Portuguese in order to minister to the people. Nathan has already started a small church and a Bible Institute here, as he endeavors to train nationals to do the work of the ministry. The needs of the people here are so great, you could spend many lifetimes trying to accomplish all the work that needs to be done. Certainly there is a need for more laborers in the fields.

Nathan learned Spanish as a child when we were missionaries in Mexico, so perhaps somehow that facilitated his ability to learn Portuguese, because he has done very well in the language and is able to communicate and preach in their tongue.

They also have a ministry to children on Saturdays, and it is easy to draw a big crowd of kids here, unlike the states and in so many other developed countries (like Europe) where the kids have so much more to occupy their time. It is so vital to reach these children for the Lord, as they will be the future generation of church leaders, and hopefully build strong Christian families to continue on in the faith.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting the pictures; I've really enjoyed following your trip to "see" Emily and family. If you're still there, tell Emily I said hi! Elizabeth