Tea of the sewing school graduates and students was held on 08/24/2018. The purpose was to encourage the students who are still learning. The graduates who already have their own machines encouraged those who are still participating in the classes that everything is possible when one is determined. The graduates exchanged experiences with the students. They shared their testimonies of how it was when they were still students, their challenges and how they are today after the sewing classes. Some graduates showed off samples of some items they make. A total 30 people were ...
Held on 17 and 18 August in the house of Culture, Beira.
With the special participation of the lecturer: Rev. Munguba Jr. of the Community of Love Church in Fortaleza, Brazil.
The theme of Life 3 was "Emotional and Spiritual Development"
The aim is to contribute to the integral development of a person through scientific and spiritual means. In Life 3 the participant took a dive into himself, bringing to light the limiting behaviors that prevent him from achieving success in his personal, family, social and spiritual life.
The concept of self-responsibility; ...
An update from Equip Mozambique!
We’ve been back in Mozambique for less than two months, and once again we’re amazed at all God does in us, with us, and through us!
"And what are you going to name your tailoring business?"
Sewing school graduates, grinning and dreaming big!
New Website! Our website received a much-needed makeover, now it is much easier to navigate and has more up-to-date information and pictures.
Instant business... just add scissors! The ladies who graduated from the sewing school in April were thrilled to receive their ...
When we asked the churches in the area what they needed help with, the resounding answer was Media training - many want to use sound systems or projectors or video but have no idea how to. So we started a 6 week media training in response to this need. Dino gives most of the lessons and Jon gave some of the more advanced lessons. We saw participants from over 15 churches arrive for the training, and they are very encouraged in their new found skills.
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 ...
Think of the Marshall Plan to develop Europe after World War II and the billions of aid that goes to Africa every year. They both sought growth and development by giving loans, but one was a huge success and the other has been an abysmal failure. Why? Studying the differences between these two situations gives deep insight into the core needs of modern-day Africa. So what sets these situations apart?
Before WWII, Europeans already had bridges and skyscrapers, engineers and mechanics. They had already lived in the world they were trying to rebuild. On the other hand, ...
We regularly meet with several local pastors and ministry partners to brainstorm ideas for how we can reach our city for Christ more effectively and help disciple people to go deeper in their faith. In one such meeting, one partner shared his story of how the first church he attended as a new believer had a pastor who was illiterate.
The sermons were shallow, and left more questions than answers in this young man’s mind. Thankfully, he was invited to a missionary’s home and told he could borrow books to go deeper, grow spiritually, and learn the Bible. As a result ...
Classic charity seeks to help people, generally through handouts. Classic business seeks to fill a niche in the market and make a profit. But what if these ideas are combined? Social entrepreneurship seeks to help people--not with humbling handouts, but through empowering, profit-generating business ideas and training for the people who need it most.
We latched onto this philosophy and opened up a sewing school for widows and single mothers who struggle to provide for themselves and their families. Rather than handing them food or money, we train them in a skill that ...
We're Back in Moz!
There and Back Again
It's been a while since we sent out an update, we've been busy traveling the world!
Here's a recap of our trip: Drove 6,000 miles in the car Flew 23,000 miles in an airplane Passed through 8 airports Visited 7 countries (en route) Slept in 18 different places Spoke at 8 churches / groups
It was great, but let's just say we're glad to be home, sleeping in our own beds, kids back in school, and all of us back into a semblance of a normal routine!