Complete curfew here in Turkey started on Easter Sunday. The only people I could visit were those in my own building. So I brought Easter gifts to three families. This has led to a closer relationship with them, and I was thrilled to receive some freshly baked bread from one.
We work in a small, insignificant country which is officially the poorest country in Europe. It has somehow fallen off the map of the world and its name is regularly air-brushed from newspaper and TV maps of the area – it is most usually pictured as an un-named country.
MusaweNkosi means “God’s grace” in Zulu. MusaweNkosi was started in 2001 to show God’s grace particularly to orphans and their carers in the rural areas around Empangeni, near Durban, South Africa in the face of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
In March, which is the month when the temperatures are too hot for people to work in the fields, Fidel took a trip up north, near the borders with Mali and Burkina Faso. He joined four pastors in their evangelistic film campaign amongst a strongly Muslim and animistic population.
Marcelo came to know the Lord in his hometown of Assis, Brazil in his early twenties. Holly grew up in Virginia, where she accepted the Gospel at age five. They married in 2010 and worked with a ministry serving families in at-risk communities in southern Brazil.