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2017 Youth Mission to Mozambique

Mozambique Team

The month of April was an exciting one as we sent a team to Xai Xai, Mozambique to visit Mark and Les Harper. We were excited at the prospect visiting a new place and being exposed to a new culture and completely different way of life. Our team had the opportunity to buy local food in the market, build a storeroom for bibles, build furniture for a local church, build beds for orphans, run a 3 day holiday club and pray and minister to residents at an old age home. We are so grateful to all who supported us financially and through prayer and we praise God for doing a deep work in the hearts of our team members through the experience. We trust that seeds were sown in Xai Xai and that God will cause them to grow in His time. Here are what some of our team members had to say about their experience:

Jeannie and Anthony Gebhardt

“Before we left for Mozambique, we were keen to get involved in “mission-in-action”; and we were concerned about (a) travelling safety for the team, (b) dealing with border-crossing procedures and cops, and (c) mozzies. Now that we’re back, our perspective has shifted; and we thank God for a safe and successful trip minus malaria; but more importantly, we have seen God’s grace through:

Exposure to the work of Les and Mark Harper

Their determination to make a difference in the lives of the folk whom they serve was truly astounding. They are really driven to “be Jesus” to each person, and it shows in every move that God makes through them; and

The RUC team

We learned that we have underestimated the sheer joy, capability and leadership skill of each member of the team that God has blessed us with at RUC. As a Church, we need to work at being as diligent as the Harpers in applying the spectacular skills that God has made available to us at Rosebank to the field of needy people that we serve.”

Khensani Khoza

“The highlights of the trip for me were embracing the beautiful environment around me, sharing the Gospel with elderly and seeing their immense gratitude, and bonding with members of the team through various activities like car rides and construction. The worship night was a also a highlight for me.”