Called to fix broken vehicles so that broken hearts may be fixed
I’m very grateful for God calling me to this mission and to be His servant in this field.
That was God’s plan from the beginning! My name is Prosper Fernando and I was born to a Christian family in Mozambique. I went to Primary public school. Then from
2008 – 2010 I went to a Vocational Training School in Chimoio where I studied Metal Work. After my graduation in 2011, I came to the mission to do some practical work related to mechanics and fortunately I had an opportunity be trained in Vocational Automotive Mechanic at ASAM with Rick Cogbill and other short term volunteers. In 2012 God opened the door for me to go to a Christian Professional Training Center (Tariro) for two years where I got a Certificate in Automotive Mechanics. When I graduated I heard God’s voice calling me to return to the mission through II Timothy 2:1-3 “Timothy my dear son, be strong through the grace that God gave to you in Christ Jesus. You have heard me teach things that have been confirmed by many reliable witnesses. Now teach these truths to other trustworthy People who will be able to pass them on to others. Endure suffering along with me, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus...”
Maintenance Workshop Building in Progress
As I Corinthians 12: 12 says “one body many parts” in order to fulfill our calling of LOVING GOD and LOVING PEOPLE. The maintenance workshop is playing a major role of making sure that the mission vehicles are in good condition so that the orphans, schools kids, pastors, churches, sick people may be reached, fed, visited, evangelized, and transported.
To play this role we need the workshop. I would like to take this opportunity to praise the Lord for the progress that happed during this last
three months and that is still continuing on this building as the mezzanine level, storage rooms shelving and front door manufacturing have progressed well. In fact I really thank God for His protection, wisdom and for sending His humble, skilled and experienced people from Canada. Rick Gogbil and Bob Denesiuk were a huge blessing during their time here. Other local staff of the mission, Tomé Toalha, Gabriel and Felix have also been used wonderfully by God in the progress on this project.
It’s not about building, or skills, or vehicles…It’s about the souls that will be touched, experience the GOD’S LOVE and be saved through this service.