Each month at Masana, we have a different theme for our Bible teaching time. In May, we are focusing on "family." It's no secret that the heart of Masana is to see street kids leaving the streets and returning to their families. We'd love to see the day that the doors to our center closed because there were no longer street kids!!!
We were able to kick off our series on family with a Prodigal Son Party for Diogo. These parties have become a tradition around Masana....on the day a boy returns home, we tell the story of the Prodigal Son, give the boy a few gifts, and have a special meal. Diogo had been on the streets for close to 2 years. He is now at home with his mom, siblings, and a great aunt. During his party, we presented him with a shirt, a pair of sandals, and a ring. These are the 3 gifts the father gave his son in the story found in John 15. All 3 symbolize the boy's position as a son in the family. It's our hope that every boy on the streets of Maputo will, like Diogo, realize their position in their families and choose to return home.
Please keep Diogo in your prayers as he settles in with his family. Pray that he truly does reassume his position as a beloved son.