Nieuws uit Mozambique

Corrie Ockhuysen – Nieuwsbrief November 2017

Queridos  amigos  e família,

Ons team is uitgebreid. SInds zondag is Richard (Ricardo) erbij gekomen. Hij komt uit Tanzania, en lijkt zich al aardig thuis te voelen. Hij is een talenwonder dus zal binnenkort wel beter Portugees en Shangana spreken dan ik. Hij kwam hier met de bus (4 dagen en nachten) en heeft  wonderlijke dingen op z’n reis meegemaakt. Zijn laptop en paspoort werden in Malawi gestolen, maar op een bijzondere manier kreeg hij binnen een dag een nieuw paspoort, dit maal als “Malawinees”. Hij heeft als kind in Malawi gewoond.

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Genesis

Genesis

Three weeks in, so before you all start to forget me, another newsletter. Genesis seemed a good title, since it means “in the beginning”. And what a beginning. When I arrived at the airport of Pemba the whole Hospitality Team was waiting there for me. They all wanted to be there to welcome the new team member.

Team photo: back row – Chris and Horacio; middle row – Jennifer, Saibo, Awa and Tabarra; front row – me, Mario and Laura. Lees verder

4610 Ministries Newsletter 1

Welcome

Welcome to the first newsletter of 4610 Ministries, the ministry of Remco Lammers. You are receiving this newsletter because either you asked for it, you agreed to it, you were a subscriber to my past newsletters or I just like you. If you do not want to receive this newsletter, you can unsubscribe here.

4610 Ministries

Do I need my own ministry? Not really! But it was a lot of fun creating one. The name 4610 comes from Psalm 46:10 (ESV) that reads:

“Be still and know that I am God.
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth”.

For me this is the promise that God is in control, even though we are able to choose freely. He is in control. That might sound like a paradox, but it isn’t. Cause although we are not able to understand, we are able to believe. We are able to know!

With my ministry I want to help and support other ministries around the world by giving them my time. As for now I am working with the beautiful Iris Global in Pemba Mozambique. Here I am part of the wonderful Hospitality Team making visitors and guests feel at home.

Project: Hospitality

As mentioned before I will be a part of the Hospitality team of Iris Global based in Pemba Mozambique. I wrote a little essay on Iris Global, Hospitality and myself. If you want to read that, you can find it here:

Project Iris Global Hospitality

Facebook

As for now the main source for information will be the 4610 Ministries facebook account. Here you will find more information on the ministry and on myself. I will also be posting videos of my time in Pemba Mozambique. If you want to follow me on Facebook you can go to the 4610 Ministries page and like the page.

4610 MINISTRIES

Pray

On the picture above you see a gas station in Mozambique. Here you can buy a cup, a bottle or something else with fuel for you car or motorcycle to keep the motor running.

The fuel that I need is prayer!

I kindly ask you to remember me in your time of prayer. Pray for the ministry, pray for all the wonderful people I meet, pray for Mozambique, pray for Hospitality, pray for Iris Global, pray for me and my health and pray to give glory to Jesus.

Thank you so much for being a part of this journey. Bless you all!

Corrie Ockhuysen, Newsletter May 2017

Queridos  amigos  e família,

It ‘s winter! No more temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius, and sometimes even a sweater or socks and shoes. I think, this is great. The Mozambican children who have to go to school at 6 am, may not agree …Last month we celebrated Easter and next week we will have a baptism service. We believe that the same power that God used to raise His Son from the death, also works in and through us:

and His incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength He exerted when He raised Christ from the death…” (Eph.1:19)

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Nieuwsbrief Corrie Ockhuysen, april 2017

Queridos  amigos  e família,

Terwijl in Nederland iedereen blij is dat de lente begonnen is, zijn we hier juist blij dat de ergste hitte weer voorbij is en we de “winter” toegemoet zien. We hebben hier ook net Pasen gevierd (helaas geen 2e Paasdag) en vanavond hebben we stil gestaan bij Ef. 1:19, dat dezelfde kracht die God gebruikte om Jezus op te wekken uit de dood, ook in ons is.

and His incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength He exerted when He raised Christ from the death…”

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New project: Iris Global

Iris Global

Iris Global (previously Iris Ministries) is a holistic ministry that we began in 1980 as we took small evangelistic street drama teams to Asia on short-term mission trips. Our emphasis was the creative presentation of the Gospel, and our ministry grew greatly. But we were so impacted by the condition of the poor that we changed direction drastically and began to stop for the one and prove the love of God by first addressing the temporal needs of the broken and humble, “the least of these”. We focused on the bottom of society rather than the top. Now, after coming to Mozambique and starting with street beggar children in 1995, we have seen a people movement spread across the ten provinces of Mozambique (and other parts of the world). Massive desperation for God rising out of a long history of repression, poverty and natural disasters has fuelled revival, one that is sparking more fire in nations around the world. And signs and wonders are following all the way.

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Corrie Ockhuysen, October 2016

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TIMES OF TROUBLE

Last week we had a strike here in our center. Our educators and other workers didn’t want to work anymore, because of their wages.  That is understandable when you realize that prices have gone up such a lot in the last half a year. Due to international debts and dishonest use of international financial help, Mozambique is in trouble and although I am not an economic expert, I can see that the government makes the people pay in order  to resolve their problems. Also Mozambique has  to deal with the extreme high exchange rate for dollar and euro. Here in our center we decided to give a bonus every month, as long as the exchange rate stays so high. But even with a bonus, the situation stays a bit unstable. We appreciate your prayers. What touched me more than anything else that day during the strike, was the support from the children. They cooked, they cleaned and they prayed. I felt so much closer to them.

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Corrie Ockhuysen, oktober 2016

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ROERIGE TIJDEN

We hebben hier  in ons centrum een staking gehad.  Op 7 october wilde niemand meer werken.  Onze medewerkers wilden loonsverhoging. Dat is op zich te begrijpen, want de kosten voor levensonderhoud zijn bijna verdubbeld het afgelopen half jaar. Door buitenlandse schulden en oneerlijk gebruik van internationale hulp, zit Mozambique in de problemen. Bovendien  is er de extreem hoge wisselkoers van dollar en euro. Ik ben geen econoom, maar zie wel dat de regering de bevolking laat betalen om uit de financiele problemen te komen. We hebben de crisis hier enigszins op kunnen lossen door een bonus toe te zeggen elke maand, zolang de koers zo hoog blijft, maar het blijft een gevoelige zaak. Wat me raakte tijdens de staking was de hulp van de kinderen. Er werd gekookt, schoongemaakt en gebeden. Het was hartverwarmend en het heeft me echt dichter bij de kinderen gebracht.

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Corrie Ockhuysen – Newsletter May 2016

ZIDAN

ZIDAN

Queridos amigos e família,

Another newsletter from Mozambique. The last one was eight months ago, so I hope that you still remember who we are…  Let me tell you first something about life in Mozambique these days.  Here in Matola everything is ok, but in the middle of the country  people are hungry  because of drought.  Also the prices get up every day, because of the high exchange rate of dollar and euro. A bag of 25 kilo rice is almost doubled in price. To make things worse, people found out that the former government (and the present government as well?) stole lots and lots of money given by first world countries  for the development of Mozambique. They say that  it will take 50 years to pay it back…

So, please pray for Mozambique for more rain, and less corruption.

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Corrie Ockhuysen – Nieuwsbrief Mei 2016

ZIDAN

ZIDAN

Queridos amigos e família,

Alweer zo’n nieuwsbrief zal je denken ☺. de vorige zit vast nog vers in het geheugen (“slechts” 8 maanden geleden).   Wat is er gebeurd  de laatste 8 maanden en wat is er gebeurd in Mozambique. Hier hebben we het nog  goed,maar in het midden van het land is er honger vanwege de droogte.  En ook hier wordt het moeilijker om verse groente te krijgen, doordat de oogst mislukt is. Doordat de dollar, de rand en de euro extreem hoog zijn, rijzen de kosten in heel Mozambique de pan uit. Daarom zijn de mensen boos en dreigen er stakingen. Een zak rijst van 25 kilo is bijna in prijs verdubbeld. En om het nog erger te maken is de laatste weken bekend geworden dat de vorige regering (en deze?) heel veel ontwikkelingsgeld hebben weggesluisd. Er wordt gezegd dat Mozambique 50 jaar nodig zal hebben om de schulden terug te betalen. Onnodig om te zeggen dat  ons land  gebed nodig heeft!

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