|Photo by: Alicia Raley|
I find her under a tree trying to stay cool in the 100+ degrees of the Mozambican sun. Gladys. She was there the first year I taught the women. My friend of seven years from the village of Ngala; a woman of faith who sacrificed an easier lifestyle in South Africa for rural village life in Mozambique to care for her grandchildren. We embrace. It was almost a year ago when I last saw her. She speaks English well and we are able to communicate.
A severe storm had passed through Ngala leaving much damage. We walk to the church together to see what is left of it.