The Retreat in Mozambique

In an earlier blog I mentioned the retreat for global workers. It was a 3-hour drive to get to the retreat location. Some stretches of the road were well-maintained blacktop; other sections were rough stone and potholes.

The team from Zambia had an 18-hour drive to get to the retreat – ten hours one day and eight the next.

Back to our trip, at a small river men were selling prawns (shrimp), so Steve bought some for the retreat – the largest shrimp I have ever seen!

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The retreat took place in central Mozambique, not far from the town of Gorongosa, at a fine camp called Gorongosa Adventures. It is operated by the van Zyl family. Here you see Piet and Ria and their son Saki (nickname for Isaac).

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This is their house. On the last evening they had a barbecue for us.

We stayed in tents that were protected by reed shelters.

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The front part of the shelter was a spacious sitting area. And here is our tent.

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We held our group sessions in another shelter.

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This is the entrance to our eating area. The interior is decorated as a typical dining room.

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One evening we drove to an overlook above the Pungue River, taking soft drinks and snacks with us.

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In the group sessions I led an interactive study of the Acts of the Apostles. The global missionaries shared insights and experiences about living in a different culture and the dynamics of sharing the gospel across cultural lines. We thank God that the good news about Jesus Christ is for all people everywhere.

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