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Then & Now

#ThenandNow: History - what have we learnt? So much of the 'Lebombo Leaves' over the last century are full of familiar stories of famine, illness & floods, lack of education & finance, all littered with a wonderful faith. These struggles are ones that are still real for so many today in Mozambique & Angola. The pressing question is: What is God asking us, as MANNA, and YOU to do to fight against these injustices and bring about his Kingdom? With thanks to the Bodleian Libraries, The University of Oxford and USPG Archives. USPG Periodicals: Lebombo Leaves   ...

#Then: Getting across rivers and floods has long been an issue in Mozambique and continues to be today. #Now: Here is a report from a couple of years ago in Mozambique of church workers trying to reach cut off communities from the floods and still struggling with...

#Then: This is St Mary's Kikolo, Luanda with Rev’d João Luimbi Carlos and Bishop Graham Dow in 2000. They are all seated in front of the half-completed wall of St Mary’s new primary school before the start of the Diocese of Angola. #Now: Bishop Graham Dow's...

#Then: Here are the accounts for the Lebombo Mission (as it was called) in 1939. The magazines spoke of finances in every edition: it was a constant cause for concern that they did not have enough funds. #Now: Today, it still a worry. Every diocese worries...

#Then: This photo is from February 1999 - a little more recent than the previous ones but a moment in history of the Diocese of Angola which is younger than the Dioceses in Mozambique. Here was the first Anglican church in Benguela which was an...

#Then: Joan Antcliff was the Director of Education in Lebombo for many years and with Maria Antonia Santos was instrumental in training up women & teachers and bringing the role of education of the child and women to the forefront of Diocesan priorities. #Now: Today teacher...

#Then: This is the late Doro Litumbe who was the mother of Fr Paulo Litumbe, the first Bishop of Niassa. So often, we don't see the individuals, often women, behind Bishops and church leaders who have been instrumental in growing these foundational qualities of love,...

#Then: Memories from the late Canon Swithun Juma who was born in 1897 make for fascinating reading. He was the Uncle of the late Fr Paulo Litumbe, the first Bishop of Niassa. Canon Juma and his wife Mary were instrumental in Paulo Litumbe's faith as...

#Then: Back in 1974 in Messumba there were various members of staff from the UK and the newest one was Eileen Bird who then met Ken Hamilton and they married. Pictured here with Canon Jeremias Mahlalela, it reminds us of the importance of having both old...