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An Economy of Grace

An Economy of Grace

Posted by on July 07, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on An Economy of Grace

Dear Partner, One of our core principles is that Masana will always strive to create an environment of transparent financial accountability.  We do not take lightly the fact that we have incredible partners who bless us financially in order for us to bless our boys.  We have set out on a mission over the last few years to create an […]

Celebrating Being a Child

Celebrating Being a Child

Posted by on June 13, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Celebrating Being a Child

a post by Lauren Children’s day in Mozambique is a good day. It is the only country that I know of that really celebrates children. The city buzzes with parties, balloons, concerts and all things fun for the kids. Masana is no different. The weeks leading up to children’s day we usually have an increase in numbers. Fun things are […]

The Gates of Masana

The Gates of Masana

Posted by on May 19, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on The Gates of Masana

a post by Sarah Most 10 or 11 year olds are like the little boy in this picture.  Happy.  Carefree.  Full of joy.  Loving life and the opportunity to just be a kid.  Shortly after this photo was taken, this little boy gave into the temptation to return to his old life on the streets of Maputo and ran away […]

Little Salvador

Little Salvador

Posted by on April 30, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Little Salvador

a post by Alexis A few months ago a little boy named Salvador started staying with us at Masana due to medical reasons.  He later decided that he was ready to go home.   His neighborhood is located about 30 minutes outside of the city, 15 minutes down a bumpy dirt road, over a railroad track (that probably hasn’t functioned […]

So Much For A Mission Statement…

So Much For A Mission Statement…

Posted by on April 07, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on So Much For A Mission Statement…

a post by Ian Krohn I have written in the past that one of the greatest assets to being a small charity is our ability to have what some call “God Room”.  I have been a part of ministries (and companies for that matter) whose size necessitates rather rigid and inflexible rules and protocols.  We are naturally drawn to manmade […]

The Lessons We Learn From Street Children

The Lessons We Learn From Street Children

Posted by on March 24, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on The Lessons We Learn From Street Children

a post by Lauren We all make mistakes. There are, and always will be moments that we look back on wishing we had made a different decision. The boys we work with make bad decisions all the time. For most of them deciding to live on the streets was their first one of many. The streets breathe pride and hardness […]

Follow the Leader

Follow the Leader

Posted by on March 04, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Follow the Leader

a post by Sarah Mondlane Jorge is a little boy of about 11 that just recently left the streets and went back home.  I loved having him at Masana.  We had this little game where he would follow me around anywhere i went, calling himself “my tail.”  When I was tired of playing, I would simply walk into the main […]

Standing On Our Own Two Feet

Standing On Our Own Two Feet

Posted by on February 27, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Standing On Our Own Two Feet

One of the most difficult aspects of running a foreign charity is the dependence on the generosity of others and the uncertainty that goes along with that.  Especially during trying financial times it is a scary endeavor to be fully reliant on people an ocean apart.  We have been enormously blessed to have amazing partnerships with people who generously support […]

Being A Woman In Mozambique

Being A Woman In Mozambique

Posted by on February 23, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Being A Woman In Mozambique

a post by Alexis Hudson A Mozambican woman is expected to work and serve all the time. Culturally it is their responsibility to do all the cooking, all the cleaning while taking care of their little children and husband. Imagine everyday tasks taking twice as long as they should, for example: No running water – means fetching 5-gallon buckets of […]

Living Out Love

Living Out Love

Posted by on February 18, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Living Out Love

a post by Lauren Bras Every day at Masana we have a little church service for the boys. It is a beautiful time full of music and worship and a time for the staff and missionaries to share a little with the boys. This month we have been talking about “love”.  I have particularly enjoyed hearing what each staff member […]