Doing the Mozzie Disco

The “Mozzie Disco” as it is affectionately referred to as is a Wycliffe Discovery trip to Mozambique. Here’s an update on my trip!

One week left until I am off to Mozambique! Everything is really crazy as I’m trying to wrap up packing and all of my preparations. I leave this coming Sunday, May 30 and will join the rest of my team at JFK. From there we’ll fly through South Africa to Maputo, the capital of Mozambique. Then we fly to a city in the north called Nampula.

All of my support is raised and I have all of my shots and meds for the trip. I’ve stocked up on lots of antibacterial soap, sunscreen—my malaria medication makes me, an already fair-skinned gal, extra sensitive to the blazin’ african sun, cliff bars, and skirts (I’ll be wearing skirts and dresses the whole time I’m there). Some other highlights from the packing list are a really cool journal, a swimsuit for the beach—my team gets to spend a few days debriefing at a beautiful beach called Chocas, a light sweatshirt—the weather is going to be in the 60s to 80s, how perfect!, and disposable medical gloves—which I hope I won’t have to use!

I’ve found out a lot more details about the actual work I’m going to be helping with and it is so cool! It sounds like I’ll be spending most of the time in Milange, a city in the Zambezia province and Tete, the capital of another province. One of my teammates Maggie and I will be observing translation projects and helping with the Takwane and Nyungwe languages.

If you want a visual, you can see the cities I’m going to be in by going to maps.google.com/earthview and typing Milange, Mozambique in the search bar.

As for contact during the trip, I will only have limited access to the internet. I hope to use this blog to post some pictures and updates on life here in Mozambique and all the cool stuff God is doing! Also, I just got a Google Voice number—ask me and I’ll give it to you! It’s a regular number, but it allows me to receive voicemails and text messages to another phone number or online. I would love to hear your voices every now and again, so feel free to drop me a line on this number. :)

Thank you all so much for all of your support, encouragement, and prayers. I could not do this without your help. Here are some specific things you can continue to pray for:

-humility
-cultural understanding
-spiritual growth
-team bonding and unity
-direction for future vocation
-processing and transitioning to Brazil in the fall

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