sexta-feira, 15 de outubro de 2010

Conference in Malawi

Beginning of October we spent five intense days participating in the annual conference of the Evangelical Missionary Church in Malawi, we have assisted this same church in Mozambique. We were received with joy by our fellow brothers. The conference began on Thursday the 7th and ended on Sunday the 10th. On Saturday morning, we baptized 27 new converts who had prepared for baptism. In the afternoon, we had a worship service and at night showed the Jesus film for the whole community near the church. On Sunday we had a morning service, ending the conference and in the late afternoon we had a special worship service for the Bible school students who were graduating. It was a very special time because we saw that even with so many difficulties; the joy of our brothers in Christ was contagious. The pastor was very happy with our presence, because when he was in Chimoio back in May, he invited us to participate in this conference. They wanted us to spend more time with them.  For us it was a gift of God, participating in this conference, it was truly a blessing! The church in Malawi has a good structure and Pastor Benjamin has done a great job. He is a man of prayer and has a servant's heart, during these days that we were with him; he did the utmost to provide everything we needed.  We want to thank our wonderful God for this opportunity, to Him, all the honour and glory




Showing Jesus film

Cassava and Sugarcane Course

This was the first course of the processing of cassava and sugarcane, held at Prisao Cabeca de Velho in Chimoio. We had the participation of many prisoners as students and even some officials. During the course we taught many recipes made with cassava and sugar, and also to taught cane molasses, besides canning of sweet and salty. The course was a great success and we are already organizing to do the next course.



Seminar in Mpucuta

We conducted a seminar and the inauguration of Missionary Evangelical Church of Mozambique in the area of Mpucuta, 45 km from Chimoio. It is a very poor community but the people always have a smile on their faces. We had a good time together with the brothers, in addition to the inauguration of the church, we ministered to the leaders of several local churches.


Our home for 2 days

Seminar in Sussundenga

Seminar held in the month of May in the district of Sussundenga with several local pastors. We taught for two days, these brothers need much teaching of the word of God. To get an idea of the shortage of teaching here, many of these seminars that we do for 2 or 3 days for many pastors it's like a seminary formation. Especially when we provide teaching materials for them, it is a great joy. There is such a shortage of evangelical teaching material, please pray for us.

Seminar at Pentecostal Church

In  April we had a seminar at the Pentecostal Church of Chimoio, with nearly 150 leaders from various location in the country. We were there two days teaching these pastors and leaders, and we had a very blessed time with these dear brothers. It is very rewarding for me because every seminar is a new experience. These seminars have brought forward many invitations to new seminars, and God has blessed us tremendously. I praise God for every seminar I have the privilege of ministering.

Service in Prison

Dear friends and brothers,

Sorry for the absence but these past few months have been very busy. This year we have had many problems with the internet making it difficult to update the blog. But thank God we've had a lot of work and it has been a blessing. So I am sharing with you some pictures of the work we've done over these months.

The photos below are the latest worship services in the prison where I was preaching. Every worship performed in prison God does something new and many lives have been saved. Praise the name of the Lord Jesus.

segunda-feira, 3 de maio de 2010

Breakdown in Fibre-Optic Cable


On April 26, between Beira and Vilanculos, there was a breakdown in the fibre optic submarine cable of Telecommunications Company of Mozambique (TDM) and this has caused several problems in the communication network and services affecting, telephone lines and Internet in the seven provinces of central and northern regions of the country. In the centre and north of the country, banks weren't operating transactions, only deposits. Customers who wanted to pay their bills using credit cards and debit could not do it for lack of system. All services was virtually paralysed.

The breakdown of the fibre optic cable, which carries communications between the southern, central and northern Mozambique, is serious. The repair should take at least four weeks because the country does not have the technical means to fix. The undersea cable was cut, at an approximate distance of 110km from the coast of Vilanculos and at a depth of 35 metres. The repair of the cable depends on resources from abroad. 

At the moment we are without communication because of this matter, please help us in prayer so that this problem will be solved as soon as possible. 

God bless,

Wanderley & Rosaria

quinta-feira, 18 de março de 2010

Working with Children

Beloved, I am putting some photos of the work we have been doing with children, and I want to explain about these pictures and what is the desire of our heart.

As you can see, the photos are of children in 3 small schools where we're doing some evangelistic activities.These small schools are the following: Project Kukula Pabozi, kids of Pr Madeira and a school that was built by Pr Madeira in the Prison Ministry's lot. We are helping these projects that work with orphans and needy because we believe that children are the future of this country, and mainly because the Lord Jesus loves them very much. But for us is very difficult to see how they do activities with the children in these centers, because even the few institutions that work with children in this country do not have any structure and are not qualified for such work. But most do because it is a great source for raising money. We were shocked at the way these children are treated in these centers. And we have prayed and felt very strongly in our hearts to make a center where we can get the kids and treat them with respect and affection, and not how they are treated in centers. Using suitably trained and qualified people to work with children. Today we are working with nearly 150 children in 3 centers but without any structure and we cannot change the way they teach because we have no freedom to change. And as we have a large area that belongs to Prison Ministry today is almost abandoned and full of weeds. So we are thinking of raising funds to build a machessa and 3 rooms with burnt bricks which is not very expensive, just something  simple that can be improved in the future and where we'll be better organized to do a good job with the kids and something that we have control. For this I'm trying some partnerships to get the funds to do these simple constructions that can be expanded in the future, and I want to use the same infrastructure to provide training for pastors and leaders and also train teachers of children. For this first stage I need US$3,000 which would be enough to build classrooms and begin to receive the children. Please help us in prayer so we get this money. Email this project to friends and church, if each of us donate the equivalent of a coca cola, we'll see this dream come true. Can you help us? We thank you for your love and commitment in helping us help those who need the most: the children of Mozambique.


Wanderley & Rosaria

quinta-feira, 4 de fevereiro de 2010

January 2010 Newsletter

However, I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the gospel of God's grace. Acts 20:24
Dear friends and brothers in Christ, the grace and peace of the Lord.
As it's not different in Africa, we started the year 2010 with much struggle and also with hard work, but also with the blessings of the Lord. We believe that this will be a year when we do great things in the Kingdom of God here in Mozambique and in particular in Chimoio. This year we are returning some activities that we've been doing very little because of other services. For example I will return to a course of Bible school that was in our house and it already has a group of brothers and leaders who will be studying with us starting this month. Next week we are starting to work with children again, because before we assisted other projects but now we want to start ours. We will start next week with some children, quite simple, our goal is to reach the children of this community where we will be working with the word of God. We have a project done in this direction, so all we need is prayer and financial resources.
The work with the prisons has been very good and has given amazing results. Last Saturday in the service we had 32 new converts and it was a blessing to worship. During the month of May we will give a 2-week course to teach inmates to use cassava and sugarcane, this course is also part of the project we want to start to reach the poor communities here in Chimoio.
Last Sunday was another blessing because we started a new congregation of our church, and it's where I'll be assisting. The first service was very good although there wasn't a large crowd, we had 11 adults and 40 children, and 3 people accepted Jesus. The next service will be much better because on Saturday we will do evangelism. Please pray for this work, it's a very poor neighbourhood that is 8 miles from where we live and there are many wizards and prophets, and we need a lot of grace from God.
Please continue supporting us with your prayers so that we can keep doing what God wants in this country, and seeking new strategies of the Lord for the success of our ministry in Africa. Once again thank you for all you have done for us and for your faithfulness to us regarding our finances. May God bless you more and make you prosper in all things. We never forget that all of this is only possible because you believed in us.
Prayer Requests:
1 - For the good continuity of our work, and new projects
2 - For God's protection in our lives
3 - For Thaisa, our daughter's, college and employment
4 - For Dayene,our daughter, that will start university in South Africa this month
5 - For our finances
6 - For our car is still broken
7 - For our supporters and intercessors
8 - Funds for our projects

In Christ's love, Wanderley & Rosaria

segunda-feira, 1 de fevereiro de 2010

JOBUS Project

JOBUS - Youth Pursuing Dreams, is a desire I have in my heart and I would like to share with you this dream.

We, as Christian Educators, in agreement with the directives of M.P.N.E, decided to implement “PROJECT JOBUS” as we consider the education and reintegration of children and youth into society as well as help develop Christian character, as indispensable.
We believe that through Christian education, we will be able to develop new and good habits that will shape their character, and supply the knowledge that they need.
In this way, we will be contributing to the adjustment of a youth into society and preparing him to be a useful citizen, happy and self-governed by divine and God fearing principles.

POPULATION TARGETED: This social and cultural project is aimed at needy children, teenagers and youth in the community aged between 5 and 26 years, who live in Chimoio, Mozambique and need an opportunity to change their life.

Our general objective is to offer the participants, an integrated vision for life:
*A manifest faith in the triune God evidenced by attitudes and correct behaviour;
*Strong family, society and church links;
* Food and help to those in need;
* To take care of their wellbeing, physically, emotionally and spiritually

*Testimony of the love of God, meeting the needs of others
*Promotion of the participants’ well being in the following areas:
-Spiritual area
-Physical area
-Social area

Jobus is a totally independent cultural project within MPNE, Ministerio Prisional Nova Esperança. This project was started on the 1st September 2009, in Chimoio.

Jobus objectives: To respect and fight for the dreams of the youth with actions and positive attitudes, so that they will be able to reach their dreams; to promote the implementation of training courses, arts, culture, leisure, sports, athletics, and entertainment for their well being and to fight HIV/AIDS.
Training on drugs, smoking, family planning, unwanted pregnancy, sex, hygiene, health, educational videos, among others.

Main activities: Drawing, plastic art, sowing & tailoring, educational radio, hairdressing, theatre, music classes, athletics, dance, music and video production, photography and sound studio, lectures, reading (library), internal news paper.

Expected results:
- More knowledge for teenagers and adults
- Reintegration of child, youth and adult in social life
- Enablement of these youth to live within the culture
- Occupation of time of youth to diminish practices such as:
- Addictive sex, child prostitution, abortion
- Theft, vices such as drinking and drugs
- Unwanted and early pregnancy
- Better motivation for life and income for the families registered in the activities

If you are interested in learning more or helping this project send us an email and we'll send you the full project outline.

New congregation in Nhaurir

Last Sunday, 31 January, was the first worship service in the new congregation of our church, at the Nhaurir neighbourhood near the city of Chimoio, where I am now pastoring. It was a great blessing to see so many children in church hearing the word of God. Like all early work we didn't have a large number of people, but we had 11 adults and some 40 children; and most important of all this we had 3 new converts. Please pray for this work, because it's an area very needy for the word of God.