FOTO BLOG

  • January 2018

    After one year of Sabbatical we have been back to Mozambique, meeting everyone, from the children to the teachers at the Primary School and Bible School, having such a wonderful time….below some of the pictures, go for more to Latest News…

    20180127_081411 (600 x 457)painting with the boys…

    20180125_110502-001with the teachers in the Prayer House for the opening of the year…

    20180127_172510 (600 x 458)with our latest grandchild…

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    diner with the kids…

  • 2017 – Greetings to all, we are on a Sabbatical year, but the work continues, so please continue to pray for the leaders in the field…

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    Happy New Year, 2017

    Celebrating the first day of the year in traditions at the pool with all the boys!

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    Sunday, 25th of December

    Christmas 2016: presents with all the boys, lunch and the message in the prison and in the evening a supper + talent show for all the kids!

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    Friday 16th of December

    We had a graduation ceremony for 7th grade who passed their exams and are moving to a different school. They received a certificate, a Bible and a candle to be lit at the Menorah which was a symbol of the taking the Light with them. We finished of with a lunch for the students and parents.

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    Saturday 3rd of December

    International day for the Handicap and it was celebrated big at the Center, with governor and other officials present and Moz Radio broadcasting.

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    Wednesday 16th of November

    Sarah celebrated a year of meetings with the women from the village with a lunch and cake!

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    Saturday, 12th of November

    Graduation at the Bible school with 150+ graduating, 8 honors and Corrie Hugo speaking on the theme”Revelation”, so blessed!

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    Friday 14th of October

    Some years ago we had a prisoner die while we were in the prison for ministry, we decided something had to be done so we made an agreement with government, they would provide nurses, we would build a clinic/sickbay for prisoners to be treated. This Friday we had the official opening with government officials present and a lunch for all included all the prisoners. Matthew25v35/36:”I was in prison and you visited me, I was sick and you looked after me”

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    Tuesday, 4th of October

    The Discipleship school worked for a week in the prison in Gorongosa, feeding them and teaching them the Word of God; a new work has started here and will continue on a weekly base next year…

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    Thursday 1st of September

    At the Centre of the Handicapped we had a wonderful conference for the deaf but many other disabled people were  enjoying the atmosphere of Love!

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  • Saturday, 13th of July

    All the students from the Bible school came together for teaching, baptism and a lunch as 22 students got baptized today.

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    Wednesday, 8th of June

    At the prison we have build a clinic for the prisoners. As all the prisoners are in one big room, sickness comes in and spreads quickly, even prisoners die because of bad circumstances. For that reason we made a deal, we would build a clinic or sickbay and they would provide two nurses. Today students from the Bible school came to paint the inside and outside.

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    Wednesday, first of June

    Children’s day: an Art Competition with a theme: the future of Mozambique through the eyes of children! with four categories and 12 winners! Afterwards lunch for over 700 kids, great fun! (Sarah baked the cakes for all, with the boys helping….)

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    Friday, 6th of May

    We had visitors from Master’s Heart at the Center for the Handicapped to teach on Health issues and to encourage. The classes for the deaf and classes for handicapped children are growing. We hope to start a new building project at the center, a home for the mentally disabled, they are the most rejected and need our help, more on this project will follow….

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    Sunday, 27th of March Pascoa

    Wonderful time of Easter, celebrating with all the Maforga kids: a play and lamb for lunch!

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    Thursday, 17th of March

    At the Primary School we realized the hunger at home as this season the crops have failed and most people survive on wild leaves er whatever they can find. So we have started a lunch for all the pupils (700) to try to help them while they are at school…

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    Tuesday, 26th of January

    The Bible School has started with over 200 students in the first year at four different locations and 26 student in the second year!

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    New Year

    Day out with all the boys of the Centre to start the New Year…

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  • Friday, 15th of December

    we had a graduation for 7th grade of the Primary School!

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    Sunday, 15th of November

    Maforga saying farewell to Joan Goodman, serving almost 30 years, a finishing line of a race well run!

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    Saturday, 7th of November

    Graduation 2015, 130 students have passed the exam and we had an amazing celebration with all the schools, Gorongosa, Nharachonga and Maforga together

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    Tuesday, 29th of September

    We prayed at the spot were 44 people (counted for as other bodies had been removed at night) were killed over the weekend, 44 families losing a loved one, the blood shed crying out for justice…(for the full story, go to latest update)

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    Friday, 17th of September

    These three brothers have come to live with us, Nori, Francesco and Domingo, lived by themselves as the sister of 13 had abandoned them (both parents died); the oldest is slightly handicapped and the youngest was severely burned…but they are such great kids!

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    Wednesday, second of September

    Prayer at Inchope (center of Mozambique) with the team from Holland and the Bible school: tremendous shortage of water (no rain for more then five months) and as we prayed with the people next two days it didn’t stop raining!

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    Sunday, 30th of August

    The team from Holland took the church service at the Maforga Church

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    Saturday, 29th of August

    At the Maforga Bible School we had a conference for all the schools so Gorongosa and Narashonga came to join us at Maforga, again the team from Holland attended and taught the Word…

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    Friday, 28th of August

    We had a team from Holland who attended several conferences, here at the prison, a powerful time of teaching and prayer…

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    Tuesday, the 4th of August

    The Bible School went on outreach to Dombe, not an easy place to be, very few churches deep in the bush…

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    Friday the 31st of July

    Team from Master’s Heart, North Dakota, USA came to minister for 10 days, here at the Center for the Handicap

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    Friday the third of July

    We started the building of a clinic at the prison to prevent sickness to spread and sick prisoners to stay in sickbay…Every week the students of the Discipleship School come in to minister…

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    Saturday, 27th of June

    The Discipleship School went on outreach to Narachonga and worked together with the Leadership School…

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    Tuesday the 16th of June

    We had a visit from Unseen, a media group from the States filming the work of a missionary, here a picture of the team and the Tanis family  (all the boys at the Centre)

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    Thursday, 11th of June

    We had a two-day conference for the deaf at the Centre for the Handicapped, this group is most isolated and needs attention. Colin and Eve from Australia came for the second year and with the help of the Discipleship students we ministered the love of Jesus!

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    Monday, the first of June

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    Tuesday, 20th of May

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    Good Friday, third of April

    Easter time is a wonderful time; the Bible school performed ”the Passion of Christ” for the Primary School and the Community, later on they went to the prison to share the communion and a week later many were baptised in out garden….

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    Wednesday, 18th of March

    Here 7th grade at the Primary School…

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    Sunday, 15th of March
    After a wonderful trip to the USA and Europe we are back on track. While away, the ministry has been flourishing. Here the Bible school, serving 170 students in three different locations…
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  • Thursday, first of January

    Happy New Year, we had a great time at the pool with all our kids, this first day of the year: food and fun!

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    Thursday, 25th of December

    It’s Christmas time: presents for all the kids, lunch for the Prison and the Christmas play in the Evening, happy times!

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    Wednesday, 17th of December

    We had a team from South-Africa who painted and finished the Prayer House at the primary school, now ready for use as ”Prayer changes everything”

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    We hebben problemen met de website waardoor de nederlandse vertaling niet werkt, hopelijk krijgen we dit snel opgelost!

    Saturday, 15th of November

    Graduation Caia Leadership School 2014: Rising up like the Eagle!

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    Saturday, 9th of November

    Final Conference and Graduation Maforga Discipleship and Leadership School 2014 : theme: Rising, having vision and flying like the Eagle! Wonderful time!

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    Tuesday, 28th of October

    Last outreach of the Discipleship school 2014 to different places, here Narachonga

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    Monday, 13th of October

    Great day at the Primary School: Teachers day, celebrating and encouraging the educators of the future generation, herewith a picture of our team

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    Tuesday, 30th of September

    Discipleship team had and amazing outreach in Caia…great testimonies: the old man in the picture is in his eighties, living in the bush and never in his life heard the Gospel but gave his life to the Lord! others spoke on the radio and we were invited to do a monthly program, others taught in the Leadership School…

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    Wednesday, 24th of September

    We were invited to bring the projects from the Centre for the Handicapped to a show in Maputo where our President Guebuza did the opening…here Zaceriah showing the work to the President…

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    vrijdag, 5 september

    een van de kleine jongens uit het jongens centrum, Kei, heeft z’n verjaardags feestje, 12 jaar, eigenlijk niet zo klein meer….

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    woensdag, 3 september

    de bouw van een Gebedshuis tussen de basisschool en de bijbelschool is begonnen, we bidden voor veel vrucht hieruit voort te komen….

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    vrijdag, 29 augustus

    vandaag kwam Nana, Joan Goodman, 85 jaar naar het centrum voor gehandicapten en bemoedigde de mensen met haar getuigenis…gebed verandert alles….

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    dinsdag, 19 augustus

    het Mozambikaans kinder parlement met president Dinis kwamen samen deze week om de rechten van het kind in Mozambiek te bespreken…

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    vrijdag, 15 augustus

    Vandaag heft de discipelschaps school de Kairos cursus afgerond: ‘Ga uit in de hele wereld en verkondig het Goede Nieuws’

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    vrijdag 1 augustus

    we hadden bezoek uit  Amerika op onze basis school, de partners die ons financieel helpen, hire een foto van het hele team van de basisschool…

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    donderdag 31 juli

    Conferentie voor de doven in het centrum voor gehandicapten met Collin en Eva uit Australie; een geweldige tijd met vele wonderen door het werk van de Heilige Geest!

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    woendag 10juli

    de studenten van de discipelschap school hebben shirts gekregen: een geweldige groep!

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    vrijdag, 25 juli

    outreaches op verschillende plaatsen, hieronder in de gevangenis

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    dinsdag, 15 juli

    de Discipelschap school is op outreach in Pinahanga voor een week, wat betekent ‘vlees voor de heksen’ maar bij de autoriteit van Jesus is de vloek omgekeerd!

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    vrijdag, 11 juli

    We hadden een week van vasten en gebed voor de bediening met het breken van brood aan het eind van de week in het dorp gevolgd door een conferentie in het weekend…

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    zaterdag, 21 juni

    Caia: een team uit Zuid-Afrika samen met ons team hebben een week gewerkt in Caia: bezoeken van elk huis, elke avond werd de film van het leven van Jezus getoond, en elke dag waren er bijeenkomsten: de getuigenis was geweldig, velen gaven hun leven aan de Heer, anderen waren genezen of vrijgezet!

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    donderdag, 12 juni

    twee keer per week komen de studenten van de Discipelschaps School naar de Basisschool om

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    dinsdag, 10 juni

    Vandaag is een nieuw project gestart voor de blinden in het centrum voor gehandicapten…

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    Zondag, 8 juni

    de discipelschaps school kwam terug na een week outreach in de bush in Dombe; Voorbede en mensen bereiken voor het Koninkrijk Gods. Geweldige getuigenissen van de kracht van Gods Geest werkende!

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    Maandag, 2 juni

    Internationale dag voor kinderen:  Feest op de basisschool met spelen voor de kinderen met prijsuitreiking en lunch voor alle kinderen, een geweldige dag!

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    Zondag, 1 juni

    Internationale dag voor de kinderen, officiele opening door de gouverneur  en gepresenteerd door Dinis, een van onze jongens van het centrum die gekozen is als president van het kinder parlement Mozambiqueby!

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    zaterdag, 17 mei

    Ons team heft weer een trip gemaakt naar Caia voor de Leiderschaps School, veel gebed nodig voor leiders en voorgangers…

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  1. You Guys Rock!
    Praise the Lord for people like you !
    Blessings
    Pete and Dawn

  2. Hi.
    A couple friend of mine who visiting Maforga regularly told me about your work. God is good.For now I am start praying for Maforga Mission….
    May God bless you.
    Luis

  3. Hey guys!
    Love the photo/video album:) Makes me wish I was there with you all. Know that you have my prayers:)

    Blessings!
    Brooke

  4. Wauw, het is zoo mooi om te zien wat jullie allemaal doen, en dat jullie naar de minste van de maatschappij! gaan 🙂 Ik vond het tof dat jullie even in Nederland waren! En ik wil jullie zegenen met nog meer liefde en doorbraken in Mozambique, in Jezus naam!

    Lieefs Dianda

  5. I love that you use a shofar, menorah, & tallit to help keep your teachings more culturally & historically correct. However, why teach the resurrection as “Easter” which makes it out of context with Scripture? Why not teach it as the Scripturally appointed time of First Fruits that directly follows the celebration/commemoration of the Passover?

    “Easter” is known throughout the Christian & Catholic world as a day separate from the Hebrew foundation & therefore separate from Israel. Many who celebrate “Easter” do not seem to understand that believers are grafted into Israel through a covenant made with Israel as revealed in Jeremiah 31:27-38. They do not seem to understand & look forward to the future fulfillment of Yom Teruah, Yom Kippur, & Sukkot. Are they His? I am not The Judge, but I know for sure that The Messiah of Scripture is the First Fruits of the resurrection to eternal life as laid out per God’s “calendar” of His appointed times. There is no good reason to separate Him from His Hebrew root.

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