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May 2018
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Mozambique

Neighbouring countries: South Africa, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi and Tanzania.

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May 2018
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Mozambique: Grace Evangelical Hospital, Nampula

Charles Woodrow reports on the preparation of the new mission hospital. It has been nearly 20 years since I closed down the surgical work I was engaged in during my first eight years in Mozambique, fully expecting to build and inaugurate a mission-owned surgical centre within the next five years. While that was slowly coming to pass, I got involved in so many other important ministries that, even when construction was finished years ago, I could not leave those ministries to recruit the missionary personnel needed to open our facility. Finding doctors For five years we have had a completed hospital, but no missionary doctors...

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May 2018
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Mozambique

Medical missionary Charles Woodrow of Grace Missions, serving along with his wife Julie, reports on sustained and very encouraging gospel progress in Mozambique. In July we had another rewarding Fiel Ministries Conference, our 18th annual meeting for pastors and church leaders, with 345 attending from throughout the northern two-thirds of Mozambique. This tied with the previous year for the highest attendance, since the national conference split into two regional meetings several years ago. Together, the two conferences in 2017 had a total attendance of over 750 leaders — the highest so far! The intention of these conferences is not only to refresh and equip evangelical leaders...

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March 2002
Mozambique

Missionary Spotlight – Opportunities in Mozambique

Christian missionaries have freedom to work in Mozambique provided they do so responsibly. There are many opportunities. Here are some examples. Unreached First, northern Mozambique is an area where Islam is strong and many people have never heard the name of Christ. However, some missionaries are working in rural areas and larger towns like Nampula, Pemba and Lichinga. The civil war forced many to take refuge in cities like Maputo and Beira. There is a need for urban church planting in these places. Secondly, the non-African population of Mozambique provides a pioneer mission field. This comprises large numbers of Muslims and Hindus, various Chinese, and...

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September 2001
Mozambique

Missionary Spotlight -Open doors in Mozambique

What makes serving the Lord in Mozambique so exciting is knowing that the gospel is reaching many areas for the very first time. The church is in her first generation, and work done now could have a lasting impact for generations to come. What an opportunity! Past and present Throughout the 470 years of Portuguese colonial rule in Mozambique, the Roman Catholic Church dominated the religious scene. A few Protestant missions were allowed to establish themselves (Methodists in 1879, Swiss Presbyterians in 1881, Anglicans in 1893, and others in a post-World War I missionary surge), but they were restricted to areas where the Catholics already...

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Missionary Spotlight – Mozambique’s legacy

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September 2001
Mozambique

Missionary Spotlight – Mozambique’s legacy

In the 1300s, Arab slave traders colonised the north of Mozambique and people groups like the Yao, Makonde, Makwe and coastal Makuas were converted to a ‘folk’ Islam. Two centuries later this Arab Islamic influence gave way to Portuguese, Roman Catholic, domination. This continued for 500 years, until Portuguese colonialism was replaced by the Communism of the Frelimo government, in 1975. Protestant missionary work in northern Mozambique did not begin until the twentieth century, when the Dutch Reformed Church began working in the Angonia highlands of Tete province (1908) and the Scottish Presbyterian Church entered the Zambezia province (1913). The Portuguese government closed both these...

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