Wednesday, March 26, 2008

What God did

This is from my friends Mark and Jen. I met them in Mozambique and they are from all places...Dallas, Georgia. They went back to Mozambique and took a brief leave to go to Portugal to learn...Portuguese. They should be arriving back in Pemba next week. While there they have been supporting a young missionary, Erica who is working with the flood victims in Mozambique. They share in their newsletter about the current flooding in Zambezia and an awesome story of a woman being totally healed. Check this out:

Note the calluses on her knees.
That is her STANDING in the (ahem) sports bra-ish thing.

"Flood relief in Zambezia has been quite eventful these past three weeks as we have gotten to be a part of God doing some amazing things in the midst of much suffering. The first week we went to a camp with 693 families and we were able to build relationships with the families throughout the week returning with different supplies specific to their needs. We brought over 200 bags of rice and and 700 hoes and over 700 bags of corn seed for planting so each family received materials! More importantly than their physical needs, they were so spiritually hungry and God met them in their hunger. We preached the Gospel and prayed for the sick and just sat among the people encouraging them and hearing their stories. On the last day we handed out Bibles and there were near riots as people were so hungry for the Word and one old man even yelled, "I do not care about rice, just give me a Bible in Portuguese".Last week was equally eventful as we went to two new camps and were able to be a part of the Kingdom of Heaven coming down to earth. Our truck went back for a second load of rice and crashed but God used this trial for His glory as we were all stuck at the camp until after 10 p.m. and were able to sing, dance, preach, pray and encourage the camp ABUNDANTLY! At another camp, a woman and her family gave us their ancestral idols to burn and then received Jesus. This woman had not been able to walk or stand for 7 years and after praying for 20+ minutes with our faces in the dirt in the pouring rain, Jesus healed her and she stood up and walked! These are just a few of the stories..." -Erica Grimaldi

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