Thursday, March 26, 2009


Tropical Cyclone Izilda strengthened rapidly early Thursday before reaching the southern Madagascar coast. Izilda's winds reached 75 mph as it moved onto the Madagascar coast south of Toliara. Izilda began as a weak tropical storm early Thursday with winds of 45 mph. However, it strengthened rapidly over the warm waters of the Mozambique Channel. Izilda reached the coast late Friday morning local time. An estimated 4-8 inches of rain has fallen in the past 24 hours on the southwestern tip of Madagascar. Izilda is weakening, but it has stalled out. It will continue to pelt southwestern Madagascar with heavy rain while moving little through Friday. Izilda will eventually move back over the Mozambique channel this weekend. It is not out of the question that the cyclone maintains its intensity. by Senior Meteorologist Dave Samuhel

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Welcome to Maputo, Mr. Nuno!

We have a new friend, Nuno, our visitor for the weekend!

Arriving in Maputo last friday night, after a long travel by BUS from Beira where he spent the last 5 months on missionary work; he is now flying to Portugal for a 3 weeks period.

Nuno, you have 3 weeks to get spoiled by mom and dad! After that, please come back, your little students need your help with Math and English!

See you at the airport, Nzungo!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

75.2 in Maputo

Tonight we fell cold and add an extra blanket!
Probably 68 outside...

This morning, we're still cold; and went outside with extra clothes!
Probably 71.6 outside...

It's 3 PM now, and it seems a winter afternoon!
It's 75.2 outside!

Please, don't laugh... our bodies are now adjusted to the African temperatures, and today we remembered our last winter in Portugal.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Men development...

"We want to focus on the athlete but also on the man - Saidate Moveia, general secretary for União FC, on the new season interview for the Maputo City Championship".

International Sports Ministries (MDI in portuguese) have been helping us with discipline and teaching. Each player is also a person who needs teaching and education so he can overcome all the struggles in live, family, friends, etc...

Read the interview (in portuguese) at the Newspaper Jornal de Noticias