• Pray for lasting peace to overcome all threats to the nation's fragile stability.
• Pray for true freedom for those in bondage to poverty, disease, witchcraft, and animism.
• Pray for the Church and its leaders to grow in spiritual maturity and Biblical understanding.
This former Portuguese colony, along the southeast coast of Africa, is definitely a special country in God's sight. The sixteen years of civil war along with repeated floods, droughts and cyclones have contributed to widespread poverty. A high incidence of HIV/AIDS has left many ill and orphaned. Yet, in spite of all these struggles, Mozambique is moving forward politically and economically. The amazing success is due, in large, to the stable government that has been in place since the civil war ended. Interestingly, many of these government leaders were educated in the missionary schools of Mozambique.
Additionally, the Christian church in Mozambique is growing. Suffering has created a spiritual hunger resulting in churches being planted, but there is a great need for better trained leaders for these churches. Christian agencies have been encouraged by the government to develop programs to help support community development projects. These projects not only give aid that is needed, but it allows more people to be reached with the gospel.
Capital City: Maputo
Major People Groups: 97% Bantu, 3% Other
Religion: 57% Christian, 22% Trad. Ethnic, 18% Muslim
GDP Per Capita: $1,500
Literacy Rate: 47.8%
If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it. - John 14:14
Source: Mountain of Praise in Mozambique Intro: Colin MacIntyre
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