Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Tales of Mozambique

I honestly can't put into words the experience I had but I thought I would share a few pictures to give you guys a bit of an idea of what went on. A basic round up of the trip is that we stayed at an orphanage in Pemba Mozambique and spent time serving in different areas and outreaches, spending time with the orphans and village children and helping out in anyway we could.

This is part of the visitors centre where we stayed. The place was beautiful and was our little sanctuary in the midst of an often chaotic place.

Pictures cannot capture the beauty of African sunsets. The sky is red like you can't even imagine. And we got to enjoy this everyday!

One of the toddlers living at the orphanage! One of my favourite things about the trip was just spending time with the kids and loving them.

Beautiful Farda, one of the orphans my husband and i really bonded with. So so so sad to have had to walk away from such a beautiful soul.

Hanging out in the church and enjoying time with some of the village kids. Our empty drink bottles were gold to them. Hard to think that something that is just a scrap to us is such a treasure to these people.

Clean and showered! After Mozambique the hubby and i spent a week in South Africa with some friends, seeing where they grew up, meeting their family and unwinding after a stretching trip.

Goodbye South Africa! Ready to leave for the (scary) drive to Johannesburg. People don't break on the streets of Joberg, they just swerve. Interesting lesson to learn but we made it to the airport safe and sound.

Well those are just a few of many pictures. I really don't know how to properly explain this trip but it was truly impacting. I will definitely return to Mozambique, as soon as my finances allow it!

24 comments:

  1. Wow! You've inspired me to goooo! I've had many friends take the trip over and do 'mission trips' in many orphanages in Mozambique. Now I will definitely join the next one...as soon as my contract ends here in Nepal! =)

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  2. Wow! That would have been an amazing trip!! Good on you for going, I've heard so many stories about how inspiringly happy the people are there =)

    Bambola x

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  3. the sunset is amazing! and that dress in the last photo is so pretty :)

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  4. aww I am so happy you had a wonderful time. It looks so beautiful, I would LOVE to go one day. xxx

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  6. that is such an amazing and inspiring trip. i hope one day i can do that as well. it is so special to be able to help those less fortunate and show them hope and love. thank you for sharing this and having a wonderful heart.
    peace & love!

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  7. I've never thought of going there before, but after reading your post and looking at your photos, it makes me a little anxious xD Perhaps it'll be one of my goals in the future.

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  8. It looks amazing. I dont even know you but I'm proud of you for doing this!! xx

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  9. This looks like one amazing trip! It's so wonderful that you went there to help at an orphanage! So inspiring!

    These pictures are lovely! That sunet...wow. It's just beautiful!

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  10. "and if you sepnd yourselves in bealf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday. The Lord will guide you always; He will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail." -isaiah 58:10-11.

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  11. wonderful pictures you've got there of your wonderful trip to South Africa!

    i'm sure you have a meaningful and wonderful time there!

    cheers!

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  12. Stunning pictures - I am so envious!

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  13. the images were great! it looks beautiful, the sunset and all...

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  14. thank you for sharing your beautiful experience - i can't wait until i finish school and can travel!

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  15. great polaroids. looks like you had a great trip ;D
    <3

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  16. u are so beautiful inside out.. and u're lucky to be able to visit other countries and have interesting experiences.. who doesn't love tropical sunshine anyways :D

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  17. Wow sounds amazing!!! And those pictures are lovely ....what great memories!!!

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  18. So glad you enjoyed your trip, sounds like it was so eye opening and rewarding and that you met some wonderful people at the orphanage.

    It's really humbling seeing how children in those circumstances treasure even things you would call rubbish and despite everything they always seem so happy (a similar thing happened to me when I was in Cambodia a few yrs ago with children wanting my water bottle to play with).

    South Africa is a stunning country. I have spent quite a lot of time there- my fiancee is south african :)

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  19. Lovely photos!

    Have a great day!
    Hugs Gunilla in Singapore

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  20. It sounds like you had a fabulous trip there.

    I was born and raised and still live in South Africa and i would love to go to Mozambique!

    Thank you for you're inspiring posts!!

    Take Care!
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    Lady Sunflower

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  21. ohh wow! these pictures are awesome! looks like you guys had a very eye opening trip. proud of you's!!

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  22. that picture of you and jeremy is super cute. :)

    and i love the one where the little boy is just clutching to your arm.

    i can only imagine how much fun you had darling. :)happy for your safe return home. :D

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  23. Is there a specific reason that caused you to work here? That's really beautiful and I loved seeing all the pictures and seeing how happy you were to be around them. Bless you both for that must be truly difficult to walk away from.

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