Narelle here. I’d like to welcome Lisa Harris to our blog today. Lisa’s group is from Inhambane, Mozambique and has 6-8 group members.
Narelle: Please share with us something unique about your group.
Lisa: Our group is a mixture of cultures and languages. Between us, we speak at least four languages including Portuguese, English, Africaans, and several local languages. While communication can be a challenge at times, it’s been fun to be a part of such diversity.
Narelle: Where does your group meet?
Lisa: We meet on Saturdays outside in the yard of one of our member’s homes under a tree where it is cooler.
Narelle: What is your group currently studying?
Lisa: We are studying a series of lessons on women of the Bible in order to show our women that no matter who they are they can be used by God.
Narelle: What do you like about your group?
Group members: We love the opportunity to learn from God’s word, to pray for each other, and to get to know each other better.
Narelle: Does your group have a favourite food or activity?
Group members: We get suckers (candy/lollies) for learning memory verses.
Narelle: Why do you think it is important to belong to a Bible Study group?
Lisa: Today we studied Eunice, Timothy’s mother, and learned the importance of raising our children to follow God. Several shared how they went to church with their families growing up, but they still knew nothing about the Bible and what God wanted for them. They talked about the importance of learning God’s word so we can share with others and be a light in our community. There is a joy and excitement in them as they study God’s word.
Thank you Lisa for visiting with us today and giving us an insight into your group.
LISA HARRIS is an award-winning author who has over twenty novels and novella collections in print. She and her husband, Scott, along with their three children, live near the Indian Ocean in Mozambique as missionaries. As a homeschooling mom, life can get hectic, but she sees her writing as an extension of her ministry which also includes running a non-profit organization. The ECHO Project works in southern Africa promoting Education, Compassion, Health, and Opportunity and is a way for her to “speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves…the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice.” (Proverbs 31:8)
When she’s not working she loves hanging out with her family, cooking different ethnic dishes, and heading into the African bush on safari. For more information about her books and life in Africa visit her website at www.lisaharriswrites.com or her blog at http://myblogintheheartofafrica.blogspot.com. For more information about The ECHO Project, please visit www.theECHOproject.org.
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