6 Jul 2015
Yesterday I (Bruce) had the opportunity to talk to Kléber in Mozambique, by Skype. The work there is progressing well. Whereas before their focus of attention was on the villages along the coast now they have an opportunity to plant churches to the west of Nampula, in the direction of Malawi. They are very excited about the new doors for church planting that God has opened to them. They also ask for our continued prayers for new leaders and the growth of the leaders already in place. Leadership is the key to the development of the church in any part of the world.
The work on their house and the 3 houses for leaders at the Mission are near completion. They hope to move into their new house by the end of the year which will free them from paying rent. It will also save travel time to and from the mission.
Also, there are several youth who now live at the Mission who are ready for high school studies. This will give them the education they need to have a better future. If you would like to sponsor one of these young people as they further their education, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recently we have shared how the church in Eau Claire, WI had taken on the Clean Water Project for the Makua people. Previous blogs will give you information on this project. The goal was to raise $10,000.00 to provide filters for our Makua brothers and sisters to have clean water to drink and use for cooking. This was a great challenge for the Eau Claire Church. Now we can praise God, with them, for the nearly $12,000.00 raised for this project. Thank you, Van Jorstad, who first caught this vision and for the leadership at Cornerstone Christisan Church for their work and support of this project. Our first step will be to try to purchase some filters from a factory in Tanzania to test in several homes. During our next trip in September we plan to do the necessary research to possibly build a factory on the Mission in Nampula to continually provide filters for the families in Northern Mozambique.
Please, keep all these things on your prayer list. It is true that all of us can only accomplish what God does through us. Praise God for what He is doing in Mozambique. Praise God for His people here and in Brazil who faithfully support this work. Pray for His continued presence and guidance. Also be in prayer for our next trip to Mozambique scheduled for the first part of September. Pray for God’s guidance as we prepare the studies and other necessary details. If you would like to help with the expenses you can now donate online. Just click on the “menu item” button and a window will open to give online.
Bruce and Neide Colson.