Teaching woodworking in Mozambique - thank you LJ

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Blog entry by workerinwood posted 02-19-2015 02:54 PM 1743 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

On March 2nd I will begin teaching a basic carpentry/woodworking class in Chibuto, Mozambique at the Center of Hope (an orphanage under construction). They will be taught about wood and how to build with basic hand tools. The class will last three months and will be the first of three courses. I am doing this because this is what the Lord has called me to do with the gift He has given me.

Thru Lumberjocks I was able to have contact with several woodworkers in South Africa (which borders Mozambique) who have provided me with insight and information on resources available in South Africa. I would like to thank them. THANK YOU – Johan, Knysna, South Africa – Art, Pringle Bay, South Africa – Peter Alkema, Johannesburg, South Africa. Peter has authored a book (Woodworking for Everyone) and has donated one for me to use in teaching my class, thanks Peter.

So, THANK YOU Lumberjocks for providing what you provide – great information and contacts around the world with which we are able to communicate with.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#1 posted 02-19-2015 03:29 PM

Very Cool!! You are really blessed to have this opportunity. I’ll be praying for you.

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#2 posted 02-19-2015 07:22 PM

Outstanding!!! I’ll be praying for this opportunity that God has opened for you. Come back with all your fingers and an update!

-- Glen, Pennsylvania, Colossians 3:23 "Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men."

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#3 posted 02-20-2015 12:30 AM

Great to see you doing this and hope it’s a great success all the way !
Take care and have a pleasent time .


-- Kiefer

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#4 posted 02-20-2015 05:23 AM


What a fabulous ministry opportunity!


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#5 posted 02-20-2015 01:07 PM

God provides us with many challenges and opportunity’s in our lives. It’s up to us to recognize them and step up to his challege. God bless you, and best wishes for a successful ministry.

-- John, Suffolk Virgina

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#6 posted 02-20-2015 01:29 PM

Good luck with this opportunity.
Sounds like a “Calling”
Keep us all posted how it is going.

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#7 posted 02-22-2015 02:11 AM

What a great opportunity for all involved, good luck and I hope all goes well

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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