A wonderful report from Africa: Mozambique Chinese Kick-Off Meeting
Dear Friends: We really hope this note finds you all well; excuse us writing to so many of you at one shot, just want to share what for us was an outstanding event this past weekend, our first Chinese language meeting. We’ll continue to write separately, as we are able. We are sending much love to you all.
Saturday included a special field service arrangement with all our visitors from the Chinese Congregation in Johannesburg, South Africa, (check your maps in the Yearbook to see where the countries are in relation to each other) and following up on all our Chinese calls to make sure they were coming; of course, weeks before we started distributing printed invitations .
Our field service party split up into six groups; this one was down in the Baixa.
Steve and Rondrigo finding a new contact.
On Sunday they began to arrive at the Kingdom Hall; here Rondrigo provides a brief tour of the New World Translation; it was fascinating to see their tremendous interest in the Bible, being able to actually hold one in their hands and read it.
Ana with Naice, one of Damaris’ calls. Behind a gentleman we met in field service on Saturday, he had just arrived from China the day before, and came to the meeting on Sunday.
Chairman not quite getting his tongue around it all.
Vincent, our main speaker, chose the perfect theme: How much meaning does your life have? I could see they paid rapt attention, following up all scriptures in the Bible.
Steve assisting two doctors from Central Hospital to look up the scriptures.
Steve gave a fine explanation of the program sponsored by Jehovah’s Witnesses
Hannelie and Christine gave an excellent demonstration of a Home Bible Study using the Bible Teach book
Once again, their interest in the Word of God was outstanding
Ted, the only one amongst them to have attended meetings with us before, reads Micah 6:8
And how they enjoy singing!
For 18 of them, it was their first meeting ever. Afterwards a few late arrivals appeared, including . . .
a doctor, who just lingered in assocation until we took a picture of him (centre, seated) with the delegates from South Africa
Over lunch, discussing the successful, encouraging events, in chinese sign-language
One of our longest-standing calls, Helen, standing 4th from left, and her daughter Sara, seated first from left, next to Jacquie, who studies with them. (End of report from Mozambique)