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from John and Margaret Scott in Mozambique

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Margaret teachingMy friends John and Margaret (that’s Margaret with a class of pastors/students at left) write this update:

Prayer and Praise from Scotts: Maputo, June 14, 2007

Just a note to touch base with you before the two of us leave on a long trip, a road trip to Northern Mozambique. Our 4×4 Pajero will be chock full new Jesus Film equipment which we will be delivering along the way. Two dear gentlemen going with us have joined the administration team of the program of theological education by extension, IBNAL, training pastors, deacons and lay leaders around the country. We will enjoy sharing with them the experience of visiting the students and trainers in several of the remote centers.

We will visit Rev. Mazivila at the church site in Vilaculos which was hit by the cyclone in February. If you are interested in pictures of this, please see the first photo album at which is also linked to another Fotki site with more pictures.

Speaking of websites regarding Africa, you might be interested in: Read the rest of this entry »

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June 16, 2007 at 1:01 pm

To the Person Sitting in Darkness

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Mark Twain – To the Person Sitting in Darkness
Servant at Ressentiment tipped me off to this haunting modern rendering of words of Mark Twain from the time of the Spanish-American war by Italian poets/filmmakers at Nuovoviautori.
Servant has here a link to the text as originally written in the New York Times of 1901 (and the NYT’s response), with more explanatory details.

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May 26, 2007 at 12:09 pm

Celebration in Mozambique

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Now here’s a wonderful scene: Students in Mozambique celebrate the completion of their first ministerial certificate. Apparently they ordered the cake, made the gowns, and put on a BIG party!

Way to go, dear ones, we have much to learn from you. How I wish I could meet you and hear your stories!

2nd from right is our friend Margaret Scott, who has designed much of the curriculum in use by extension students in Mozambique.

I love this photo! Thanks, Margaret!

See more by clicking on the photo itself or following the Scott’s link under Nazarene in the sidebar.

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November 2, 2006 at 1:26 pm

Look! Here’s Jolean Rice!

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Many of my readers know Jolean Rice, who works in Romania through OCI.  I was delighted to discover her very own blog this afternoon, which I’ll add to my bloglist.  But here’s a start:

Where the Unexpected Always Happens

rice jolean 1 (Small).jpg   From water cascading through the crack where the door and ceiling meet in my bathroom, to cars parked on the sidewalks and people walking in the streets, to five tractors roaring up the hill while the horse drawn cart circles the bottom, there is no place quite like Romania.

My first Women’s conference on the Bulgarian/Romanian border was no different.

Read the rest of Jolean’s post at

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August 3, 2006 at 3:54 pm

from missionaries Marvin and Patty Thrasher in PNG

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Rec’d this update from friends Marvin and Patty in Papua New Guinea. I publish it here with their pethrasher-marvin-patty-1.jpgrmission, along with this map. Maybe you’d like to pray along with them . . .

Dear Friends and Family, It has been too long since we’ve sent you an update on what is going on in PNG and in our lives. God has richly blessed us in many ways and we want to praise and lift up His name.District Assemblies were held in March with Dr. Nina Gunter presiding as our General Superintendent. She was very well received by the people of PNG, blessing and inspiring all of us with her powerful sermons. There were three ladies ordained at the Western Highlands District assembly. They were the first women ever to receive elders credentials in PNG. [Hooray! – Monte]

The MNBC building projects are progressing at a satisfying rate. God has been faithful to provide funds in so many different ways. The first six new houses for married students Read the rest of this entry »

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July 22, 2006 at 9:10 am