Saturday, September 24, 2011

Trip Summary

Here is a visual summary of our trip, set to the wonderful song by David Crowder, Surely We Can Change. It covers four main objectives that we had:
1-teaching a basic automotive repair course and fixing mission vehicles as required
2-making progress on the maintenance facility by building the repair pit
3-leading a one-day worship seminar at a local church
4-teaching guitar to a young man named Fani and then presenting him with his own guitar in the end so that he could go on to create new worship music for the church.

As they say, 'a good time was had by all.' We can't wait to return and keep the momentum going. Remember, if God puts it on your heart to become involved in this work, don't hesitate to contact us. We'd be glad to talk with you and tell you about the different ways to take part.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Video Posts

It's just over 3 weeks since we returned from Africa - time really does fly! I am in the process of editing some video clips - the ones I had managed to save before I was relieved of my video camera (let's hear it for the Johannesburg baggage handlers).

But while we're waiting for that, I want to post some video that we uploaded to YouTube or Facebook during our trip, which some folks may not have seen yet.

So grab some popcorn and settle in. And don't forget to check back soon - I will finish the trip summary video, I promise!

Todd Green inspecting the rear differential of an Isuzu pickup with a lot of miles on it.

Todd Green, Ed Hyslip, and Dwight Lagore helping to push-start a stalled car in Beira, Mozambique.

Hi-def video clip of a giraffe drinking in Kruger Game Park.

A personal appeal: Now that we are back home, the planning begins for the next trip, sometime in the new year. We have much work to continue with over in Mozambique, including the continuation of our automotive training program and the construction of the maintenance shop.

If you are able to help us raise funds for these worthwhile projects, then please send me a note at These projects have the potential of becoming life-changers for many people in rural Mozambique, but we cannot do it alone - we need your help.

Together - through neighborhood garage sales, church fundraisers, school band concerts, or even corporate sponsorships - we can make a difference. We can help those who don't have the opportunities in life that we do to create a future of hope and promise for themselves and for their families.

Blessings on you!
Rick talking with Prosper, one of our most promising students