The ducks are malaria free

1:13 AM Harts for Africa 0 Comments

We all see things in different ways. I was walking along a village path one day and saw a brand new mosquito net being used for a duck pen, or was it a duck pen that looked like a mozzie net? I suppose ducks could get annoyed by mosquitos too!

Another way to travel

1:09 AM Harts for Africa 0 Comments

Yep you guessed it, these guys were travelling down the highway full tilt. Would you feel safe if you were the one sitting in the middle?

Ingrained Culture

4:21 PM Harts for Africa 0 Comments

I have always thought that the first time you hear something will make it true in your mind, for example if I say the average life expectancy in Mozambique is 40 years of age then in your mind it is true, if someone else was to say it is 50 years of age at a latter date you will think they have it wrong. Truth is one of us is wrong, but who?

This is the problem we face with an ingrained culture. Simple things like explaining that when we enter into the family of God we no longer need to carry out rituals to appease our ancestor's spirits. God will protect us. Sometimes tradition says that if you don't follow the rituals for marriage or death, someone in the family will suddenly die. It makes it hard for us when somebody is forced to commit indecent acts to save others in the family from death. This is made even harder if they are a follower of Jesus.

As we spend the next two weeks on outreach please pray that whole families receive Jesus as their Lord and Saviour. This will help to overcome this type of problem.

Keep left

11:43 PM Harts for Africa 0 Comments

This truck loaded with dried beans tried to squeeze pass a pile of dirt on the road. Ooops... 2 weeks later they unloaded the truck and pulled it out of the bog using a tractor. The driver had stayed with the truck 24/7 to stop theives stealing the load.

Where have we been?

6:14 PM Harts for Africa 0 Comments

Sorry I have lost the habit of writing the blog. When I get busy, normal things go to the wall. Well here goes a renewed attempt of getting back to blogging.

I (Greg) have been sick with a stomach bug. I was laid up in bed for a few days but I'm much better now. If I was African I would say I had malaria or cholera as I had some of the symptoms. The truth is - it was not that severe. Even so I would appreciate prayer to recover completely.

As we have experienced in the past, when it is time to go to a new level in ministry its time to overcome renewed attacks from the enemy. I feel this is the case with my health. It's great that the enemy is concerned but it is also a reminder of how important a sufficient prayer covering is.