Last year, the Lord blessed me with a wonderful friend, Brooke. We spent the year together working at the Iris Ministries children's center just outside of Maputo, Mozambique. She is such an important part of my time there and I can't imagine how it would have been with out her!!! One of the greatest treasures I share with Brooke is the family of 2 boys that were living on the street in Maputo, Zacarius and Gaspar. If you follow my blog, you've seen many posts about this family. Looking back, it's amazing to see how much that family has impacted where I am today! Thank you, Brooke, for joining me in that adventure. . . I don't know that I'd be where I am today had you not!!!
I had the pleasure of spending the last 2 weeks with Brooke as she returned to Mozambique to get married! We had a wonderful time together and I am so thankful for the gift of her friendship. The wedding was so beautiful. Now Brooke and her new husband, Valdemar, have returned to New Zealand to begin their life together. Selfishly, I hope the Lord brings them back to Mozambique very soon!!!
Here is a picture of Brooke and I with Zacarius and Gaspar's family: