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A. OUR CALLING

WE ARE CALLED TO MAKE DISCIPLES OF THE SHANGAAN PEOPLE OF MOZAMBIQUE.

Go ye therefore, and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit:  teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I commanded you: and lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.” (Matt 28:19,20)

B. OUR METHOD OF DISCIPLING
  • Teaching of the Word.
  • Training to walk in the Spirit
C. OUR TYPE OF MINISTRY

We are not another church, but a missionary organisation. We not only reach out to the unchurched multitudes but also empower the leaders of existing churches to fulfill their calling. Therefore most churches do not feel threatened by our ministry but welcome it and invite us to assist them.

In Mozambique there are a multitude of smaller denominations and congregations. Their leaders are appointed without having had any significant Bible based teaching. They are therefore unequipped to disciple their members. One such pastor confessed that he had been so embarressed to preach the same few sermons over and over. These small pockets of people however, are fertile fields in which to sow the seed of the Word because they already have a measure of desire to know God and walk according to His will.

Even the leaders of the larger, more established denominations welcome our teaching. They testify of being enriched and encouraged and of seeing new life sprouting forth from their ministry. (At times we minister to as many as 15 different denominations.)

D. OUR GREOGRAPHICAL AREA OF MINISTRY

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Located in south-east Mozambique, our area of service measures some 900 km from north to south and 300 from east to west.

The Shangaans (Tsongas) number some 4 million spread over the three southern provinces of Mozambique. To the west, the area borders on the Mozambican Limpopo National Park which in turn borders on  South Africa’s Kruger National Park.

E. OUR PROXIMITY TO OUR TARGET

We provide discipling classes within reach of the people we wish to minister to. Instead of drawing people to a distant Bible School, we take the Bible School to the people. This makes our ministry very special. The venues for classes are located within reach of ordinary people, even for those living in remote rural areas. The whole household including father, mother, school going teenagers and young adults are afforded the opportunity of attending a class without disrupting their daily lives.

The father may therefore cultivate his crops, the mother feed her household, the son and daughter attend school. Yet they will all set aside one afternoon per week to be taught and trained by a competent teacher at a class that is within walking distance of their home. 

So it is no longer only the rich that are privileged to be taught and trained in a Bible school located in a distant city. Even poor people, living a normal life, can become mature disciples of Christ, equipped to give effect to the Great Command.

(Please tap here to learn more about our discipling hubs and classes.)

“When Jesus got out of the boat, he saw this large crowd, and His heart was filled with pity for them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So He began to teach them many things.”  (Mark 6:34).

PRAYER

PLEASE PRAY TO THE LORD TO ENDOW US WITH LOVE, WISDOM AND TENACITY FOR THIS GREAT TASK.

BLESS YOU

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