Saturday, November 20, 2010

Playground Pictures

Here is visual update on the progress of the playground.
The structure on the right will be the world's largest swing set. Maybe not quite the largest, but it's big anyways.

Fire pole and a bit of a climbing wall.

It has been a lot of fun to make and it is being enjoyed each and everyday by all the children here. This coming week I hope to get a small playhouse and a tire swing built which will pretty much finish the playground off.

One evening I was reading in my house and I heard something fall on top of my guitar case and I went to see what it was and this not so small grasshopper was sitting there. He/she is almost five inches from its front leg to its back leg. I just never know who will come to join me for the night. LOL

Saturday, November 6, 2010

A Pictures Post

I have just recently sent out a newsletter, so I am not going to post all the same info here. If you haven't received my newsletter and you would like to, please send me an email (, and I will send it to you.

My first weekend back in Lichinga, my friend Elias was having a baptism in the village of Mitava where he is working, so I went out to join in the celebration. Several widows being baptized and a few other people too.

The crowd of witnesses and a bunch of fishermen.

Elias, one of the widows and Yan.

One of the fisher"men" with his catch.

This past weekend I was invited to a Ski Camp at the lake with a group of the missionary kids. It is kind of ironic that I don't have any pictures of water skiing, but that's not all we did.

Ski Camp 2010

One of the devotional times.

Waiting their turn on the slip and slide.

It was fun, but the sand made it a bit abrasive.

Our addition to the beach from the slip and slide.

Angelina, Aurora & Matilde (our first 3 orphans)

A couple pictures to give you an idea of what it looks like at the end of dry season.

It is amazing that it hasn't rained since early May, yet trees are turning green and new grass is growing.

Thought I would share a few pictures so you can see the progress made on the admin building since I was last here.

All the plastering of the walls is done, and they are mostly painted. It still needs doors, windows and a few other miscellaneous things.

This big kid has been having a lot of fun making a playground for the little kids around here. I have built several things here in Mozambique that I have never built elsewhere. A play ground can now be added to that list.

I still need to make the monkey bars, fire pole and chain bridge between the platforms.

Aurora playing.

On Saturday afternoons the youth from church get together. I joined them today for soccer. It has been a long time since I last played, and I am not nearly as good as the Mozambicans, but it was fun.

We had an extra player on our team so one of us had to be a sub. This is what I did while I was out. He was a tired little fellow.

After soccer I met up with Elias and Claude for supper. Claude is a Swiss missionary working with S.I.M. who has just been here for just over a month. Tonight was the first time the three of us had the chance to get together.