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 ...
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!
Creating a library in a good step, but our goal reaches far beyond this. We aim to bring a culture of literacy and self-learning to Mozambique. To further this goal, our library has outreach for the youth and their parents. The first outreach was titled "The Importance of Reading for the Today's Youth"
My people perish for lack of knowledge. - Hosea 4:6
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 ...
Over half of Mozambique is under 16 years old. Most children have no access to books in their heart language. Where will they learn how to read? Early childhood literacy is key to a good education and a happy life. Think about it: if you come into school already knowing how to read and write, then school is a joy for you - your teacher loves you, your classmates are always asking you for help and you enjoy being there. Now think of school if you don't know how to read and begin to fall behind the rest of your classmates. These children are easily discouraged and it is ...