Short term volunteers often come to the mission base in Mozambique to be exposed to the needs of the local people, to see the work of the mission, and to share hope by putting their skills to work in any way they can. Here is a blog entry, written by Heather Neufeld, about a team currently there who came all the way from Grunthal, Manibota, Canada to just that!
“The group recently spent 7 days up north in the community of Baue where we were hosted by Pastor Elias and his family. They put new roofs on several orphan homes, delivered orphan care packs, led children’s programs, participated in church services, played with hundreds of kids and pretty much did whatever we asked of them!
Working on orphan home roofs.
One of the roofs they tried to work on was on top of a very old house, when one of the local [people] jumped up to help them the WHOLE house collapsed! (It literally fell down flat!) So we changed our plans a bit and completely rebuilt an entire home for the widow and the two orphans she cares for. It was amazing to see the team come together and get much more accomplished than we even though possible!
Praying for the children and families receiving the orphan care packs.
Cooking over a propane cooker in the dirt in our little campsite enclosure.
If you would like to keep updated on the progress the team is making you can check out the group page on facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/251931011582026/ Its called “The Do Crew- GALF-Mozambique 2012” feel free to look it up and join the group for daily updates on what is going on!
Please keep praying for the team, for their health and safety, that lives would be changed by their visit (both theirs and of the local people) and that we all would continue to be encouraged by their visit!”