The Cobue Connection

Cobue (pronounced Cobe-way) is a district bordering Tanzania.  Tony and I traveled 246km to the farthest point north one can travel in Mozambique by car, stopping in three different villages.

Village #1: Nkhwendusi.  Our new friend Sitanile hosted us and provided a very special meal.  Around the campfire that night I ate porcupine for the first time.  It was tender and delicious.   Sitanile will be hosting the first DBS in his village as well as providing land and labor for us to plant a rice field. This is part of God’s way of providing for our GHIM team and ministry.

Tony and Sitanile at rice field
                                   Tony and Sitanile at rice field

Village #2:  Mtumba-Cobue.  Here we met a small group of Christians who are asking us to come and help them learn how to evangelize through DBS.  Tony’s friend Benison and family (see below) along with his friend Jonathan are asking us to come.  This village is impossible to reach by car during the rainy season but a trip up the lake on the local ferry will get us there.

Tony (left) and Benison with family
                        Tony (left) and Benison with family

Village #3:  Mataka.  So on the way home we stopped here to pick someone up and met these two old guys (78 & 80).  They asked what we were doing and then expressed disappointment that we would leave them out.  John said:  “I know many people in the villages all around here.  Although I cannot go to invite them to come (to DBS) I will send young men to do it!”  I said (to Tony):  Seems like we have a man of peace here.”  How can we refuse?!

Me with John and Albert - possible future DBS leaders.
          Me with John and Albert – possible future DBS leaders.