Today is the last day of the four day youth conference. It has been well attended and there have been youth from many of the churches across the city that have been apart of the conference. They have been trying to get the Christians to work together across denominational lines and they are starting to see fruits of this. They have had speakers from Australia, South Africa and of course Mozambique. The topic of the conference has been ACTION. They want to see they youth get active for the Lord. There have been many good speakers speaking on the importance of our action being driven by our love for people. The motive of our action being our love for the Lord and not self gain. Not serving out of fear of the Lord and fear of doing the wrong thing but being driven by the love relationship we have with our Saviour.
I have been enjoying the time here in Beira, so much. It has been such a joy to get to know some of the Christians that are part of Peniel Church, which is the church that is hosting the conference. The young people have such a heart for the Lord. When I speak with them Jesus is what they talk about and the change he has made in their lives. They have such a desire to worship the Lord. I don't mean just to sing songs about the Lord but to truly worship the Lord for who He is and express their love for Him in spirit and truth. The Holy Spirit lives inside every born again believe but it is undeniable that some people have more of an anointing then others. They are so thankful for all the Lord has done for them and where he has brought them, but at the same time they are dissatisfied with how much they know of their Saviour and constantly press in to get to know him more. It is encouraging to see their desire to want to know the Lord more and spend time with his people. The Lord has been doing a work in my heart but it is kind of hard to share right now because it is still in the beginning stages.
The last few days have been quite busy. The conference starts at 9am and goes till 12 or so then we come back to the house for lunch and a rest and then return at 5:30pm and it goes till 9pm or so whenever the Holy Spirit figures it is done. By the time we get back to the house and eat supper or tea as we call it here because of the Australian influence it is usually 11 by the time we get to bed. We are all being very encouraged by the sessions of the conference though.
I don't think I mentioned that one of the new staff coming to the base in Lichinga met us here in Beira and she has been living with us here and will be returning to Lichinga with us at the end of the month. Here name is Rachel she is from England and she is a Occupational Therapist. Also Tanya just joined us yesterday she came down from Lichinga on a busy she is coming for the Women's Conference and then heading to South Africa.
Please pray for my friend Albert who will Lord willing be joining me in Lichinga for about a month in May. Please pray that he would have peace as he prepares for this trip. This will be his first time to Africa, but I am sure he will do fine and it will be a good learning experience for him. Please pray for safe travels as you know from the times I have come it can be interesting at times with flight connections and all those good things. he is coming to help with the construction on the Administration building. We hope to have it ready for people to live in Lord willing be the time I leave. Oh speaking of me leaving it looks like I will be staying here till some time early in July instead of leaving May 25 as I had planned to. Hopefully this is sufficient time to get the very pressing work done. If anyone else would like to come and help in the work here you are always welcome just send me an email and we can get you booked in.
Thanks again so much for your partnership with me in prayer.
Your Brother in Beira,