Welcome to MANNA’s Advent 2017 campaign: #ThenandNow!

To mark the momentous occasion of our up and coming 100th magazine, we shall be sharing photos of MANNA from years gone by and guidelines of what we can pray for going forward for the churches of Mozambique & Angola. MANNA’s history is rich & varied and a set of the old magazines where the photos come from, originally called the ‘Lebombo Leaves’, exists as part of the USPG archives, held in the Bodleian library, Oxford.

The stories that come from many many years ago, sometimes make for uncomfortable reading and sometimes sound very familiar. They are stories of struggles with floods, food shortages and finance, lack of educational opportunities and bouts of illness, yet all constantly entwined with an unswerving faith in an Almighty & Loving God.

With thanks to the Bodleian Libraries, The University of Oxford and USPG Archives.

USPG Periodicals: Lebombo Leaves, Years 1933-1942

Day 22: History – what have we learnt?

#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

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Day 18: Finance

#Then: Here are the accounts for the Lebombo Mission (as it was called) in 1939. The magazines spoke of finances

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Day 15: Women

#Then: This is the late Doro Litumbe who was the mother of Fr Paulo Litumbe, the first Bishop of Niassa.

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