Life is never dull in Mozambique. The last month of school is always filled with programs and of course, graduation. This year, we had nine seniors, and the ceremony was uplifting and very honoring to the Lord. We are so proud of all our graduates over the years.
In July, we hosted the first ever CAM School graduate reunion at our home. Our first graduates were in 1998, and all the graduates from the first ten years are scattered around the world, and none are living in Mozambique. During graduation, we discovered that several of our graduates were back in Mozambique visiting their families. We decided to have a gathering, and there were 20 graduates from 2008, 2010, 2014-2018. It was great to hear from them as they shared their stories and experiences after CAM and gave helpful advice to our recent 2018 graduates.
Although school was out for the break in June and July, we kept busy. These are the weeks where we prepare for the new school year which started August 1. Larry was busy overseeing the needed repairs, painting, and some improvements with new sidewalks. Of course there are other “emergencies” that take lots of time, and we are thankful to the Lord as He continues to guide and direct us at CAM. One of those interruptions was Susan having gallbladder surgery on June 11. It slowed her down for a few weeks, but she is doing really well now.
Susan was busy finding new teachers and working with one of our CAM graduates who is on staff now helping to prepare for the long and tedious process of school accreditation. He is also filling in as a teacher in the sciences until our new teacher from Northern Ireland arrives this fall (spring in Mozambique).
Pray for us as we seek wisdom for this next school year and beyond for CAM school.
-Larry and Susan Weil
The CAM (Christian Academy in Mozambique) school year is quickly coming to a close on June 8th. This year we are graduating nine students who are busy seeking the Lord as they decide their future studies and the Lord's leading. It has been a challenging year, but we give praise to the Lord in all things and we pray for a strong finish. We are a few teachers short for the new school year in August and appreciate your prayers as we interview and decide who to hire. Finding qualified teachers is a challenge in Mozam-bique.
A recent development is that Susan was having severe pain and has been diagnosed with gallstones. Her surgery was postponed on May 13 and we are now praying for wisdom about when she can have the surgery. In the meantime, pray the pain doesn't return.
Larry continues to keep busy with two business offices to oversee and all the grounds maintenance workers, repairs and construction on the campus and around CAM school.
The seminary program is running well and there are about 75 students in the day and night courses. Your prayers for these students and for the finances needed to continue the program are appreciated.
Our national church, the Living Word Evangelical Church, continues to show spiritual growth. We are thankful for this new growth and the involvement of those from the churches who help with the OMS Helping Hands ministry to the disabled and those who help with the church women's programs.
One of the schools continuing challenge is the poor condition of the road to the school/OMS compound. There are still 300 meters of sand/unpaved road that in the rainy season becomes impassable and filled with large potholes that cars and even a school bus gets stuck in. We keep praying the government will finish paving the road. We still need to deal with high water in the "road" that becomes a "river" that cuts off the entrance to the school. Several times during the rainy seasons we have to close school because the water is too deep for vehicles to cross into our compound.
-Larry and Susan Weil, Mozambique