This year we began supporting the higher education of another student, Nelson Charles. Nelson is 30 years old and lives with his beautiful wife and three precious daughters in Dondo, located in central Mozambique.
Have you ever known someone who needed help with a problem, but fear or shame prevented them from seeking the help they so desperately needed? Many individuals in Mozambique suffer this dilemma, especially when it comes to the stigma associated with HIV. The fact that many health personnel do not adhere to patient privacy and confidentiality standards makes it even more difficult for individuals to be willing to seek treatment.
This summer while in Mozambique, you may recall us planning a trip to Nampula, a northern province with a heavy Muslim population. Due to circumstances beyond our control, Jason and I were unable to make that trip personally, but shortly after our return to the U.S. we did send a two-man team to the area.
On July 31st, during our last Sunday service in Mozambique, we were attending one of the churches planted years ago by Pastor Abel Faz-Ver, our Mozambican Operations Director. This was also the church he currently leads as pastor. Jason had finished speaking, and they were taking the time to do some more corporate worship when Abel called up a young boy to the podium.
Hope of a Nation Executive Directors Jason and Susan Collmorgen returned to Mozambique in May for a visit that lasted just under 3 months. It was a productive time in which many things were accomplished.
Sunday, June 19th, was a beautiful day in Dondo, Mozambique! We were invited by our good friend, Nelson, (who is also like a son to us) to speak at the church he attends. Nelson is another young man who grew up in the orphanage of the missions base we had directed for a time in 2010.
This month we began supporting another student’s education, a young lady named Maria Naene. This has been a rough year for Maria, but God is showing her his faithfulness…
America has always been seen as this beacon of light to the developing world. It’s the country young Mozambicans and other third world Africans dream of someday going to because it’s seen as the land of opportunity, the land of milk and honey. But what America has put on display for the world in recent years is far from being a beacon of light and hope.
Two and half years ago, our current Children’s Services Director, Tony Gonondo was scheduled to come to America with the rest of our Mozambican team. When he was denied a visa to go, he was incredibly disappointed, but what he didn’t know is that God had another plan…
When Jason was given the vision for this ministry, one of the first things God showed him in the dream was a farm complete with crops, chickens, and goats where, among other things, we could train farmers on more sustainable growing techniques that can help increase food security for their families. It’s a critical part of the overall vision for Hope of a Nation.