Tšepo’s pace slowed as he made his way down the street toward the two-room house where he lived with his mom and younger siblings. To his right, a tiny bar teemed with men who had been drinking all day. A few of his peers loitered outside the bar, their stances listless, their eyes dull.
In mid-March, Cyclone Idai hit central Mozambique around the city of Beira. Just weeks later, Cyclone Kenneth hit northern Mozambique north of the city of Pemba. Being located in Nampula, north of Beira and south of Pemba, MAF was uniquely positioned to be among the very first on the scene to help with both disasters.
“I could never do what you’re doing.”
I’ve heard these words many times. God has asked my family to do many hard things and through each situation someone says that phrase. Joining MAF and preparing for our first term overseas has been no exception to this scenario.
The Hamstra family at MAF headquarters around the […]
She gave this name to the Lord who spoke to her:
“You are the God who sees me.” —Genesis 16:13
The head of our household is away again for another week, and I am “holding down the fort.” What an interesting phrase. Doing it is as exhausting as it sounds. Alone—no one to share the […]
Bringing a New Testament to the Moskona people.
“These are wonderful words! I have never understood what they were supposed to mean but now in my language they are so clear — so beautiful! The people in the village will be able to understand this at last! This is so good I don’t want to stop […]
Holding my new, squirmy, squeaky granddaughter reminded me of two flights.
The first flight raced against desolation. A teenage girl, struggling to deliver her first child, lay beneath a tree. Her young husband paced the mud alongside. His eyes darted down to her. Up to the sky. Back to her. The village airstrip, their one connection […]