Simon and John Mitchell.......a visit to the beach
Simon Mudiwa, the director of the orphanage, was able make a visit to the United States in September for over 3 weeks. It was a time for meeting with the board, making plans, brainstorming ideas and working on areas of need for the orphanage. It was a good time of reflection and thinking of the future. The board was able to spend many hours together with Simon discussing goals for the future of the children in Mozambique. We learned so much about what is possible and how things are going. Simon was also able to hear about our hearts as well and what we dream for the future of these children.
Erin Mitchell......enjoying the ocean
Erin Mitchell was also able to visit for the month of September as well. Erin has been working at the orphanage in Mozambique for 12 years now and makes it home every year or two for a visit. Erin was able to catch up with family and friends, enjoy some swimming and her American favorites like pizza and hamburgers.
Erin with "her kids" in Mozambique.....
Some of the ideas and goals we discussed were expanding the school in February to more grades, growing more crops, more training for the staff and lots more.