Thursday, March 31, 2005

Critical portugese phrase of the day from my swanky phrase book:

Vamos fazer a onda! = lets do a mexican wave

I'm not sure if the mozambiquan nation is familiar with the concept of mexican waves but if they are not, i feel they need to be and will soon find out...

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

After a weekend of doubting God's goodness, his ability to provide, He graciously reminded me on Sunday night that he is God and I am not. He reminded me just how small I am in fact and just how large he is. I saw the "otherness" of God and was reminded that he really isn't like us at all. And I found myself saying sorry for making him small and me big. And I felt the peace that comes when you realise your smallness. Suddenly trying to do God's job for him seems silly and you hand the job over and wonder when you decided to make it your job in the first place! I decided to let God be God!

And then today.... as I wondered how I was going to pay for my flight from Pemba to Jo'burg and my visa, cos you can't get one without the other, God reminded me of his bigness. I checked the statement of my Mozambique account and it was considerably more than I thought it was and just the right amount to cover these initial costs! I even discovered a savings account from 3 years ago that I had completely forgotten about......

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

The reason for this blog

For those who don't know, I will be in Mozambique for 3 months from the 1st June taking part in a missions school with Iris ministries.

I wanted to create a blog that I can update while I am there to keep friends and family posted as to what's happenin in deepest Pemba. I'm also going to update before then to map the preperation as I feel like the journey has begun already.

I also have an overwhelming sense that I have no idea where this journey is heading but I have decided with God that the adventure has to start somewhere. That finally, all the stuff I have chatted about for so long needs acting upon.

Anxious but excited!

Monday, March 14, 2005