Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas

“When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. On coming to the house, they saw the child

with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened

their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold and of incense and of myrrh.”

Matthew 2:10-11

Dear friends,

This is the 4th year we have the privilege to celebrate Christmas in Africa. Completely different from what we were used to, with fireplaces and warm clothes, now we are closer to the pool, wearing t-shirts and drinking Coke with lots of ice!

Although we only see a few Christmas lights on the streets, we still think and remember that we are celebrating the most important event on the humankind history. A baby was born, loved by some and hated by others, but bringing to all the people a new reason to live, and hope for eternal life.

Here, in Mozambique, we are so happy for being able to share this good news with all those who God send us to, and we know how important are those that, far away from us, are closer enough to pray and to support our ministry. Thank you so much!

This year, we want to reflect and think on what do we really want to give to Jesus, as those man did, opening their treasures. May our gifts of “gold, incense or myrrh” be what we value the most in our lives in order to give it to the one who gave us the most precious thing – His own life, so we could live.

Thank you for being a part of our family,

Friday, December 10, 2010

One more cast...

It seems our family love to use "casts"!
The first one to use it was Raquel, in September 2008,

Then Mariana, in May 2009,

Now, in 2010, our cat Pimpão!

We are now accepting proposals for who will be next, in 2011!

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Clothes distribution

Few months ago, we have been blessed with a 20 feet container of humanitarian aid for mozambican people.

Hundreds of boxes, filled with clothes, shoes and many other articles to be distributed among the needed people. If fact, it takes us many hours before everything ends at the "final destination".

First, we need to find out what is in the boxes:

Then, divide everything by type and sizes on the right place:

And finally, deliver it where it is most needed. This time at the 1º de Maio Orphanage, in Maputo: