Sunday Service

29 October 2017 Sunday Service The dirt road to our Sunday service church passed among many small ,oven baked red brick houses . These houses are different from the sun baked mud brick houses of Zambia. There seemed to be many , many small kids . Some played with soccer …

A most difficult border post

29 October 2017 A most difficult border post Sunday we hurriedly unpacked the donations which were not for Mozambique to make space for four passengers. It was raining when we reached the Mozambique border post. We were nearly through when the officer in charge stormed in . He loudly shouted …

12 Boxes of Bibles

Saturday, 28 October 2017 Saturday it was wonderful to wake up to a view of the mighty Zambezi. Then it was a rush against time to the Bible House in Blantyre. At the Malawian border an accident and diesel spillage caused delays. We had to wash our hands for cholera …

Out of Zimbabwe, at last

Friday, 27 October 2017 Friday I awoke with a strong feeling that our return route should be through Zambia rather than Zimbabwe, where the continuous harassment had been emotionally draining. Two incidents which had happened before we left Pretoria, strengthened the feeling. Griet had given me 400 Zambian Kwacha and …

Traveling through Zimbabwe

26 October 2017 Beitbridge border post was a harrowing four hour experience. With a scorching outside temperature of 44 Celsius, we slowly moved from check point to check point. All the time we were continually badgered by helpers: “Madam, if you do not pay $20 you will have to unpack …

Bibles for Pastors

Visit to Malawi and Northern Mozambique during October / November 2017 Bibles for Pastors 19 OCTOBER 2017 We were touched during June by the absolute hunger for God’s word among the more than 200 Pastors, some who cycled more than 100 km to attend the conferences. Only four of them …

Camping at a village

12 June 2017 When camping at a village one has to be attentive to the availability of water. At Annie’s previous house she had to walk more than two kilometres to the nearest borehole and had to carry the 20liter cans on her head They now hire a house close …

Will you ride with Him?

12 August 2017 It has been more than twenty years now since my late husband and I first travelled to Zambia. At first it was the extreme poverty in the rural areas that touched our hearts. Pupils with no books sitting on stones at schools without black boards . Children …

Henry

12 June 2017   So far our days had been  very  busy. For three days Shené had taught leaders from different churches about the Kingdom of God. It was heart-warming to hear their testimonies of new  revelations .   This was followed by a two day workshop on Human trafficking …

Travelling with Sylvester, the cock

Packing up Monday were a series of small jobs…figuring out how to repack  the pop up toilet, finding a box for Sylvester the cock who was a gift from Michael and Anny together with a big bag full of sweet potatoes. Finally we were bathed and packed and settled down for …

African time

On Sunday we were finally on african time. Somehow we seemed to move in slow motion.The intercessors were already praying when we reached the church. Then the day burst into a festival of activities with pastor Shené’s preaching, the praise songs from different age groups ,the wonderful beat by the …

A long, but blessed day

Saturday morning the chieftainess attended our church service where Shené again preached on Gen1 and John1& Isaiah 55:11. Again the importance of knowing and proclaiming the Word was emphasised. We had made new friends and were sad to leave so soon. On route we stopped at the site where the …

The trip to the lower Zambezi

Throughout Shené’s teachings on the Kingdom of God , one thing stood out and that was that every Christian needs to know God’s Word. In the rural areas a bible is a christian’s most precious possession. We found that in a pastor’s household there would usually be only one bible …

Rural pastors are hungry for knowledge of the Word

June 2017 Today we said goodbye to the pastors from Mozambique. Some cycled 100km to attend the conference. Rural pastors are hungry for knowledge of the Word. Though from Mozambique their home language is Chichewa. Almost none of the pastors had a bible, but at least now they each have …