Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Doug's Trip to Mozambique













Last May I was able to visit my son and his family in Mozambique, and it left such an impression on me that I really thought my husband should visit too. Doug was able to spend 18 days with Nathan, and help him in the ministry there. They were able to pass out many John and Romans in the tribal language, and Doug preached in the Sunday services.
Doug couldn't get over how open and friendly the people were and they gladly took the scripture portions and gospel literature. The men and women would come out of their houses and ask for a copy. Nathan said that in some of the homes it would be one of the few books they would own as they are so poor. Rarely would anyone ever turn one down.
The children are so precious and would practically knock Doug over as they pressed in to get a gospel tract or book of John and Romans. Nathan has about 60 children coming to Sunday School, and could really use some more teachers to help him out. Soon he will need a bigger building as they don't all fit inside.
The icing on the cake, of course, was being able to spend some time with Nathan, Emily and the grandkids. It had been nearly four years since we had seen them, and it was good to have some father/son outings and bond with the grandkids. We are so thankful for the opportunity to have gone, and it really makes us appreciate the work they are doing there.

1 comment:

Baptist Bulletin Boards said...

Just wanted to say thanks for the updates...love to hear and see what's going on with Emily and her family...kids are so cute! I enjoy reading your blog! Elizabeth