Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Welcome to Mozambique...

Visitors... who doesn't love to receive them at home, when we are far from our country?

This time we welcomed the Calaim's, who were bringing their son Nuno for the final phase of a missionary project in the city of Beira.

During a stop over in Maputo, they get to know the city, the "Ant's House" - an orphanage where we have soccer ministry, and the Central Hospital where Alice helps at the Oncology.

Of course we had time to see the wonderful and magnificent God's Creation, as we visit the Kruger National Park and the Mpumalanga Province landscapes of South Africa. Check this Sunset:

This place is called God's Window...

Nuno is somewhere in the middle of "Lisbon Falls"...

Finaly, this is one among more than fifty elephants crossing the road, 60 feet far from our car!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Happy Birthday Raquel!

Raquel is now 13 years old!

This year we gave her something special: a day at the Badplaas Water Park.
Badplaas is a special place in the South African Mountains, only 150 miles from Maputo.
Check these videos:

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

School bus accident causes one dead and eight injured

A student of the Portuguese School in Maputo died yesterday and another eight were injured in an accident involving a private bus that provides transportation for the Portuguese school students.
The accident occurred at the Julius Nyerere Avenue, one of the main roads of the Mozambican capital, when a car crashed (Mitsubishi Pajero) against the private bus carrying the students of the Portuguese School.
In statements to Lusa, the director of the Portuguese School, Dina Trigo de Mora, said the student who lost his life is from Mozambican nationality and attended the 9th year of schooling.In turn, Alice Feliciano, a member of the board of the Portuguese School in Maputo, told Lusa that the injured were transported to a private clinic (Clinica Sommerschield).

Source: Lusa

Personal note: Dear friends, our family is shocked with the death of this 14 years old girl and also the driver. We also are grateful for God's protection to our girls. Mariana was traveling in this bus for the last 15 months, in this same schedule, until we changed the contract to another transportation company, last month. Mariana's best friend, Marisa, minutes before the accident, asked a friend's mother for a ride, and didn't take the school bus.