The Wheresoever African Team completed a major outreach to the Mutarara District of the Tete Province of Mozambique. This district is an 8 - 10 hour drive from the Wheresoever Mission Base in Vila Ulongue, Angonia. This is an effort to help, support and encourage areas and Wheresoever Councils that we have been to in the past but have not been able to re-visit for some time. Now that we have finally covered the province that we felt God was asking us to cover, our aim is to go back and reinforce all Wheresoever Councils in the foreseeable future. This was the beginning of that effort, with a second trip to Chiuta and Chifunde Districts planned for next month, August.
We celebrate that the trip was very successful. We praise God that roughly 6,600 persons accepted the freedom and light of Jesus Christ into their lives, two new churches were born, and a new Wheresoever Council was formed. It came at a cost, the old car came back limping plus a number of other financial concerns, or actually we call them opportunities. God is so good and provides everything that is needed. Hallellujah! And every difficulty simply shows us how much the enemy fears the work that the Lord is doing through different ministries in this area.
The team visited 7 locations within the district, holding leader seminars, crusades, showing the Jesus Film and other outreaches. Then, for the new Christians, introducing them to pastors in the area and encouraging them to be discipled either in existing churches or the newly created ones. Also meeting with Wheresoever Councils to encourage and excite them, discussing the feasibility of starting new churches and the best way of discipling the new Christians, and also talking about future local activities and follow-up.
Danny and Lindy were not able to be with the team during this exciting time, although they really wished they could be. But they had a very exciting time of their own in England as they welcomed their 9th grandchild into the world. And of course some ministry always comes along - thank you Lord. Earlier they were able to attend a niece's wedding and Lindy's oldest brother's major birthday milestone - busy time in England.