Monday, April 14, 2008

When the door closes...

If a door closes here
Another door will open there
I need to learn more about God
As He's the One who cares for me

These words are part of a song that has been in our lips since we start dreaming about Mozambique. We still sing this song, knowing that God is the One who really cares for us!

We don't know why, but the donation of that TV show spectator is no longer available to support us with the container costs.
For that reason, the TV Crew was filming today all the boxes that have been collected to be shipped to Mozambique, so next wednesday they will broadcast again a short footage about our project.It seems we no longer need a 20' container but a 40'!!!
That's how God works! And we can't wait to see what is He doing next.

A special note to the companies Damco, Maersk Line e Safmarine that will support some of the shipping costs, and to all the others doing whaever they can to make sure these children from Mozambique will keep smiling.

Joy in Heaven...

Ant House (the orphanage we are partnering with) is poorer now!

Dércio (11 years old), one of our first Soccer School players, died last wednesday after returning from the Hospital with strong pains and dhiarrea. He sleept all night, and didn't wake up next morning.

A young boy with lots of energy and soccer skills, left his coleagues and teacher wordless.

They all know that Dércio no longer lives in one of the poorest countries in the world but in a place of perfection, in the pesence of God.

Since then, other 6 went to the Hospital with the same symptoms, and 2 of them are still at the Hospital.

Please pray for these children.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

She's 12...

I can remember that call from the hospital to our church, saying that I had a baby girl. After these 12 years, she's still our baby girl...

Tonigh we had lasagna (the best in the world) and coconut birthday cake.

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Soccer School

Casa das Formigas (Ant House) is an orphanage outside Maputo, where will be our first soccer school, as a "whole life soccer coaching" program will be developed every week.

An opportunity to train and provide to a group of 40 teenagers, the technial knowledge of soccer but also those important values, they need inside the field as outside, in their personal lives.

Respect, Loyalty, Courage, Responsability are just a few topics we will develop with them as we walk through this "whole life" program.

They may not be included in the National Team of Soccer, but we believe they will impact their own communities.

Friday, April 04, 2008

Bye, Bye, Cláudia...

After 3 weeks of "intense" training, our 3rd visit went back home to Portugal.

We hope she had a wonderful time with our family, and an excellent opportunity to get to know our ministry in this country.

We always have space to welcome visitor, and it is a joy to introduce them to this beautiful country.