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 in the office before we all met with Obede, Ernesto, Marios and Reynaldo to review the visit and make future plans.They are interested in our structures and accounting systems and Helen gave them a full and clear report on the work she had been doing in the finance office and their future priorities. She will continue to help them online. They consider the partnership with Northern Synod extremely valuable and wish to continue to be enriched by it in the hope that it is reciprocal. They are clearly pleased with the way things have gone and they are already thinking about who will visit Northern Synod during the next year. We have encouraged an early application for visas. We shared more food and were presented with kapulanas.
Lis and Meg led more Bible study with the evening students we met last week and amidst much singing we were given another kapulana each!!
Our final morning before returning home. It has been a wonderful, happy and worthwhile trip. We feel we have contributed to the development of the partnership building on the firm foundations laid by those who have visited before us. Thank you Northern Synod for making this possible – please invite us to come to show you the many photos and share more of our experiences with you.