DEBORAH AND I have moved into the heart area of the Macua-Nahara people, who are pleased that we have come to set up a health centre. Even the local Iman is happy to have us. He has given us a house to live in and our own well! We discovered that the village elders had earlier approached the government to establish a health clinic in this village. The authorities agreed to provide the materials if the locals would build the centre. Once again we praise the Lord for his provision and favour in providing a debt-free clinic that we can operate from.
The local ‘king’ of this region told us that there was a curse on this area because their forefathers didn’t like white people. He said white people would come for a short time, then leave. He wanted to pray to the spirits of his forefathers to break the curse. We told him that Jesus is our protector! Life is never boring here in these remote villages of Mozambique. Pray for those who visit our clinic!
Myriam is a trained pediatric nurse and has worked in Monapo under Maziotela Ministries (started by the Ayling family who also works with WO) since March 2004. Specialist areas include preventive medicine, first aid and a project aimed at feeding the homeless, especially children. Myriam began using natural medicine in Maziotela in August of 2004. She is training local paramedics using teaching material from Anamed (Action Natural Medicine).
The three Mozambicans receive their training from Myriam. The literature and teaching material is supplied by Anamed. These paramedics work on a voluntary basis in groups of 3 to 10 people. To avoid corruption and promote a high quality of treatment, they work in shifts.
In August 2007 the paramedics who were trained between 2004 and 2006 and who are already employed, received goats. They breed the goats to stem the extreme poverty so that they can produce an income for their own needs.