Story number 1 for 15 Mar 2001

By March 15, 2001

(Mozambique)–We begin today’s newscast in Mozambique where Christians there are mourning the loss of two workers. Christian Aid’s Africa Director Johan Gous (YO-hahn HOHS) says the Director of the Timothy Training Institute, Antonio Manuel Chilaule (chi-la-OO-lee), was gunned down during a car jacking in Maputo last weekend. “He came out of church walked up to the Timothy Training Vehicle and was confronted by a person demanding the keys to the vehicle. He realized that it was a tight spot that he was in and apparently he did hand over the keys. And, the next thing that happened – he was shot.” Chilaule leaves a wife and five children. Gous says the loss is great because he was a great leader. “Antonio in fact, spoke 8 or 9 different languages. So, yeah, it’s going to be very difficult to replace him. He fitted the bill of our calling from 2 Timothy 2 verse 2 where it says, ‘…find faithful men’.” Mafalda Cossa, a tutor with the program, was also shot. She died a shot time later.

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