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Nora Binda is a leader and intercessor who puts her prayers into action. She was instrumental in founding the Restoring Hope sewing school, as she was at that time working to help several widows in her community and wanted to find a more sustainable way to do so. Her compassion and love for the poor is inspiring, and she brings great perspective to the board on how to reach them.
Rev. Lucas Amosse is the pastor of the United Church of Christ in Beira, and he has been praying and working for inter-church unity for many years. He is one of the leaders of the Christian Counsel of Mozambique, so his work for the gospel has had a national impact. His many years of ministry experience are a great asset to the board of directors, and we seek his wisdom in many decisions the organization needs to make. He is also one of our partners in contributing teaching material for the Fountain of Life app, and he even took part in recording some of the Bible into the local language of Ndau that is featured on the app.
It has been a busy few months here in Mozambique! We are continually blown away by God's goodness and faithfulness. Read on to see what He's been up to in our little corner of the world!
NEW Building - The Empowerment Center
When we rented a 3-bedroom apartment to be our first office location, we only had 2 full-time workers plus us 3 missionaries, and the space was more than sufficient. Then our team grew… and grew… and grew! Now we have 18 people ...
In July, we received a visit from the Koenig family. Todd, Amy, and their two teenage sons, Andrew and J.L., stayed with us for two weeks to help teach and train and find out more of what Equip Mozambique is all about.
"Last year we prayed about doing a family mission trip and contacted different people we knew [doing mission work] throughout the world...Mozambique, with Jon and Carla, is where we felt God was leading us to spend some time."
During their time here, the Koenig family taught a variety of workshops for members of our partner churches. Amy ...
The Joy of Living in His Will
For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. (Ephesians 2:10) When I (Carla) was in Bible college, one teacher led us through an exercise called SHAPE* where we explored how God had uniquely made each one of us for a great purpose.
We learned that our gifts, passions, and abilities were not an accident, but a masterpiece design to fit into the puzzle of God’s Kingdom. Lately, Jon and I look at each other and wonder aloud, “How is our life even real?!” We get to use our hobbies, ...
Time Flies when You're Having Fun!
Back to where we started
(Carla here :-) When I married Jon in 2007, I quickly applied for a new passport with my new last name, knowing we'd need it soon. Now here we are, coming up on our 10 year anniversary, and that passport is expiring full of travels--so full, in fact, that we had to add extra pages 3 times to contain all the visas!--and each page tells a story of God’s faithfulness, protection, and provision.
In April we made a trip to Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, where we visited the US embassy to apply for new passports for Jon and me. It was so interesting to stay at the Iris Ministries base ...
The Continuation of the Reinagel Travel Log
Our little travel champs! Kyran and Jariel's reality includes lots of suitcases and airports. We are glad they enjoy it all!
Fonte da Vida - "Fountain of Life" - Bible and Resources App
One thing we were excited to share with people is that the audio Bible app was launched in August and it already has over 13,000 downloads! It has created quite an impact in Mozambique, so much so that we are looking to add languages and resources to gradually reach ...
After 2 months of traveling around the States, the Reinagels have returned to Mozambique on the eve of our 2-year anniversary of our arrival in Beira! This will be one of two newsletters with some highlights from the trip.
We started off the trip in breath-taking Colorado with Carla’s family, who all drove or flew in from around the States and the world to all get together. It had been about 5 years since all of Carla’s siblings were in the same ...
An update from Equip Mozambique!
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We asked Mozambican church leaders where they most needed training. Their answer might surprise you...
Media Training in Mozambique
What comes to your mind when you think about Africa? Mud huts? Extreme poverty? Lack of access to electricity or running water? Though that is the reality for many Mozambicans, those problems and their ...
The widows are celebrating their graduation from sewing classes.
It's not a typical graduation. Instead of caps and gowns, there are brightly-patterned capulana dresses. Instead of fresh-faced youth, there are elderly Mozambican ladies. But the thrill of accomplishment is the same.
Some of the proud yet bashful graduates of the first sewing term!
Uncertain about being in front of a crowd, the ladies are reserved at first. But then Maria grabs the microphone, gives a short testimony, and smilingly displays the beautiful blue and yellow printed dress made during the course of ...