This may look like a very simple and insignificant dirt road somewhere in the world, but it is so much more. First of all, this road is located in Chimoio Mozambique, a town that is not known for repairing let alone paving roads except for main arteries. Second this road is located just outside the nearly completed AIDS Clinic built with the combined resources of Vida Humana and Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church.
See, when I was in Africa, I noticed all the garbage was dumped into the streets. Now, coming from the US we just don’t do that so I had to find out why dumping garbage in the streets was not only allowed … BUT SEEMED TO BE ENCOURAGED! Apparently, people in the community repair potholes by filling potholes with garbage and then covering them with dirt. What does this have to do with the paved road pictured. In a community where potholes are not even repaired by the government, the government decided that in order for people in the community to have better access to the clinic, the road should be paved professionally.
So when you look at these pictures, this is so much more than a paved road … this road represents the impact God is making through Vida Humana and the care they provide to the community!