Day 10 We wandered around the city and visited the Cathedral again. Lis is particularly interested to see the cashew nut sellers removing roasted shells, another stage in the process. We’ve now seen them growing and for sale by the roadside in polythene bags. Clearly a good crop in Mozambique! Helen went back to work […]
Day 7 We thought we would be going to Xai Xai at 10am and we were finally on our way by 1.30pm! We visited a parish just outside of Xai Xai – Chicumbane – where a few people had gathered to sing us a welcome. Greetings were exchanged and we moved on to the next […]
Day 6 While Helen went to work at the office, the others were taken to the Christian Council of Mozambique to meet the staff there and hear about their work. The Council is very active politically. It is involved in peace negotiations with rebel fighters; managing a campaign to collect all weapons to turn them […]
Days 4 & 5 We have taken 2 days off to go on safari in Kruger National Park at our own expense. It was a wonderful experience and we have lots more photos.
Day 3 While the others did some sightseeing, I, (Helen) was hard at work in the synod office with Reynaldo looking at the finances. We looked at the accounting systems and the way the churches and Synod organised their income and expenditure. I met the staff in the office and we had lots of fun […]
Day 2 We had an early start for the English service at 7am (or thereabouts). Lis and Meg led the worship and there were around 50 present, mainly young people and they all sat at the front! We sang good old fashioned English hymns ending with Jesus loves me this I know, for the Bible […]
The journey…. We were all closely monitoring the airport website for 24 hours before we were due to fly because we were travelling Air France to Paris and French air traffic controllers were on strike. 40% of flights were being cancelled! We were spared the hassle of rearranging everything though, when they decided it was […]