January - February 2011 Simona Caba Afrika Wa Yesu – Inhaminga, Mozambique
Dearest family and friends,In Inhaminga on saturdays we are teaching the youth on“Heroes of the Faith”: about amazing men and women thatsurrendered everything they had and gave themselves to bespent for God’s Kingdom. All they wanted were souls forJesus. People like
Charles Studd, Jim Elliot
and many others that changed the history of many forsakentribes and nations. Their sacrifices and joy in giving andsurrender makes me humble and brings back the passion andvision I had when first I decided to lay down my life for Jesus.“
He is no fool, who gives what he cannot keep, to gain what hecannot lose”
Jim Elliot, missionary among the
– Ecuador.This is what we want to transmit to this generation that is risingup in Mozambique. If they will hear this call, receive a newvision and go to fulfill this with passion they will change theworld for Jesus, preparing the church for His coming back.
It is the beginning of a new term and we have around 60students this year. Majority are young men. Many of them arecoming from the places where we had Youth Conferences lastyear. The greatest news is that we have 5 women this year inthe class. Two are from our youth group:
.What a great step in their lives and what an opportunity. These2 girls will marry (in the right way) 2 young men full of theHoly Spirit, so we will see 2 beautiful families formed in agodly way
for this year is to establish leaders for YouthMinistry in Inhaminga and all over Mozambique. I want to seethem finding their place in God’s heart and in His church. I seehow many have knowledge but few have passion for and aboutGod’s Kingdom. Few have a fire that will consume them, thatwill make them to never give up on God. Passion that makesour hearts living flames for Him!
Massandza Wa Yesu
The church in
is growing in spite of not having anestablished leader these days. Some young men are standingstrong and they continue the work there.
, the man thatreceived Jesus last year is still in the church; his life continuesto be a testimony in the community. He was one of the menwith 2 wives. We don’t ask these men to leave the second wife,but we advice to seek God and ask Him for a miracle. The newwomen he brought in his house left him in the beginning of lastyear; she went to her family to participate at some traditionalceremony. She was gone for few months and now when shecame back, he had a good reason to tell her family that shecannot come back to his house. He decided to support her andtheir 2 children financially and build a house for her close toher parents . It was his decision also to come to the BibleSchool this year. We are praying for him and we believe thatthere is a way always in God if we really seek His ways andheart. I know that thesituation is still fragile butwe continue to trust God forHis will in
’s life.The church is growing. Itneeds one living testimonyin a community to bringmany people in God’sKingdom. Every Sunday wehave at least 3 new peoplecoming to Jesus. Other men are coming: one testimony attractsother testimonies and our little church is growing. Praise God!
“Alegria” – “Joy”
It is happening! God is calling us to be a joy and a blessing forthe community. It is terrible to see people in suffering, dyingin the hospitals without any dignity; to see orphans and oldpeople neglected. I believe that the church can take a stand forthis people before God and the nation.As a team we want to get more involved in hospitals, prisons,for kids in need, for widows and old people. The hospital inInhaminga has 2 sections that require more help: one for menand one for women. People dying with AIDS and tuberculosesare lying down in beds with no assistance and in great misery;many of them have relatives that live far away or they have norelatives at all. The women usually already lost their husbandsand children. We want to be there for them, to bring joy in thatplace, to pray and believe God for healing, to wash them andgive them back their dignity. We already have a goodrelationship with the personal from the hospital, so we have anopen door. The hardest part is to find someone in the churchready to do this sensitive work. But for sure these special menand women of God are there, we pray that God will give usdiscernment.Just a monthago we foundone specialfamily thatdesperatelyneeded help.The father wasgetting verysick so theymoved recentlyto Inhamingato be closer tothe hospital.Sadly he died,living 6 kidsand their very young mom alone in an unknown place withnothing. When we met them I was impressed by their joy inspite of their hard situation. The children are all small and tiny,each one looking 4 years younger than their own age. Next day