Traveling to Maputo was a gift, especially for our kids. Once arriving there, we knew the Lord had planned special things for us. His presence rested upon us in a very special way. We fellowshipped with other Iris missionaries and visitors, and were treated so kindly with love and surprises. The variety of food was amazing, and we were treated to dishes that had meat! Spiritually, we felt that we were ushered into a new place, and God did things in our hearts that are still unfolding now. Literally, during this trip, the level in which we operate in ministry and how we do ministry has changed for the good.
Our kids are on school vacation and will start again in late August. Amerel, Isaiah, Chayah, and Berasia will be going into 10th, 8th, 2nd, and K. (When we first came to Mozambique we only had 2 kids-weren’t dreaming/planning on more-and they were 6 and 3 years old.) We just received all of their books (curriculum for 4 grades) which we sent via FedEx here to Lichinga from the U.S. The kids are enjoying their time off, though we still have them studying Portuguese.
We thank all of you who have invested into our lives and ministry through your financial donations. You’ve made so much possible through our ministry in our local community and other nations. People send donations that also help us personally in vital areas such as fixing our vehicles we use for ministry, buying 2nd hand (3rd, 4th...hand) clothes from the market, providing food for our own family, paying the yearly resident fee to stay in Mozambique as missionaries, buying/shipping school books to educate our kids, and so much more! We are so thankful for your love, your sacrifices, and the measure to which you partner with us to pursue the heart of God for Mozambique. We pray for you, praise God for you, and pray for both spiritual and physical increase for your own lives because of what you’ve sown.
There are so many awesome things going on here! Soon, we’ll write a few short blogs to share testimonies of what God has been doing. Our Jesus is always worth pursuing at all and every cost!
My wife likes meat, so I bought her a gift that's very fresh - her very own baby pig! It was "dirt" cheap. Someone else is taking care of the little brown guy for us. In several months, it'll be huge and will have fulfilled its days, then...dinner time!
Tiffany made pretzel rolls. Ahhh, beautiful, warm and yummy! This is one of the blessings of having a creative wife in a place where you can't buy such things at all.
Tyren and Tiffany Haynes