Saturday, May 9, 2009

This week in Mozambique

This week we were suprised when Lovemore came up to us and asked for ten minutes off so he could go to the River. I asked why?, and was informed that his church was doing baptism's down there and he wanted to go and get baptised. Well... how do you say no to that request?? Of course we gave him as much time as he needed, and went down ourselves to take pictures of the event. It was an interesting baptism to watch- the pastor literally dunked the people repeatedly until they could barely breathe! Nothing like the baptisms at our church at home! Of course, even with the strange method, it was beautiful to see people beng baptised in the small pool at the bottom of a waterfall in "Mucombeze River". This is the river that borders our propery.
Lovemore wades into the water to be baptised.

May 1st, was "Worker's Day" in Mozambique. We celebrated with our staff by enjoying a day of fellowship, games, food and a whole lot of fun! Mucombeze Interior Primary School teachers enjoying the festivities. One of the games was a dart throwing games where participants could win a variety of prizes, including small Canadian Flags. Apparently these were a very hot commodity! The guys had a great meal of Rice, Goat and Chicken stew and coca-cola! They also had cookies and sweets.

Marco tries out one of the other games, giant water balloon slingshots!

This week I also stopped by Jorge's home to see his wife and kids- especially baby Keven, the baby I had the priviledge of naming! (After my Dad Kevin, and Ricks brother Kevin- but here you have to spell it Keven or else they say... KEVEEEN) Baby Keven is such a cutie.. i could have cuddled him for a long time, but alas I had to get back to work. To end off this weeks pictures, I decided not to post any yicky icky pics, instead here is a photo of a Maracuja flower (Passionfruit) that I took at Jorge's. I have never seen one of the flowers before, and I must say, they are incredibly beautiful! God certainly has an AMAZING imagination!

Thanks again for all the prayers, we are already getting donations for our vehicle fund, which are greatly appreciated! We appreciate you prayers! Blessings! Rick and Heather

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