Saturday, January 16, 2010

House Hunting

I am back in Mozambique after 7 weeks in the States. And I came back to lots of fun new adventures! In October, some new friends moved to Maputo to begin a new project called Kunhymela House. Their heart is to support existing projects for street kids. As we talked and prayed about the need here in Maputo, we decided on the idea of providing temporary housing for boys living on the street. Most of the boys on the streets are runaways and we really want to see them return to their families. With that in mind, we don't want to feed the idea that life on the street is good by giving the boys lots of stuff. The vision of Kunhymela House is to provide a place where boys can sleep when they are really sick and to provide transitional housing for boys who are preparing to leave the streets and return to their families.

For a few months now, those connected with Kunhymela House (Ian, Alexis, Lauren and Steve) have been searching for a house. Now that I'm back in Maputo, I've joined the hunt as I will be living with them. (I'll continue working with Masana and serve as a connection between the 2 projects). We want a house large enough for all of us to live as well as space for housing boys. We'd also like to have room for visitors or teams that come to Maputo on mission trips. Since November, we've found a few possibilities but nothing has come through yet. We are asking God to provide the perfect house where we will be able to live in community and provide a safe place for street kids to heal - physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

We have found a great possibility - a house with 5 bedrooms and 2 guest rooms on the property. We will be meeting with the owner of the house this weekend to discuss details of a contract. Please pray for wisdom and favor as we meet.

I'll keep you updated as the house hunt continues and the vision of Kunhymela House comes together!

4 comments:

Paige said...

I am praying!

skoots1mom said...

will keep lifting you up

Laura said...

I'll be praying Mana Sarah! Can't wait to come see where you are though!

morgan collins said...

praying yall will find the right place!