Mozambique

Tracey Williams

Tracey has been a member of LifeSpring since 1996.  A primary school teacher, she has considerable teaching experience both in England and internationally.  In addition to teaching in the Reading and Coventry areas, she spent 5 years teaching the children of missionaries in Brazil, and has supported home-schooling missionary families in eastern Europe and the Philippines.  She has also worked extensively with Powerpack children's ministry in the U.K.

 

Since 2005, she has been part of Iris Ministries, living at their Children's Centre at Zimpeto, on the northern outskirts of Maputo, the capital of Mozambique.  The Centre is home to 350 children, from babies to those in their late teens.  It also houses a school welcoming several hundred children from the local community; a clinic serving the community as well as the Centre; and a Bible School, training pastors for the rapidly growing church in Mozambique and neighbouring nations.

 

Tracey has overall responsibility for the youngest children - about forty, aged up to 6 years old - supervising a team of Mozambicans who have the day-to-day care of the children.  She has also been working amongst families who live on and adjacent to the nearby city rubbish dump, where they eke out an existence as best they can. 

 

In Tracey's own words: 'Several times I have had words spoken over me about being a "mother to the motherless", so I guess like all mothers, I rejoice (with pride) in each milestone/stepping stone - and equally get my heart torn in two on the tough days.'

 

Some Pictures of the recent Childrens Day:

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