Mozambique Ministry

Our Saviour’s has partnered with Vida Humana, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Mozambique, and ELCA Global Mission to help with hunger, education, and healthcare initiatives in Mozambique. The three major targets of this important ministry are healthcare, hunger and education.

The latest from Mozambique Ministry:

  • Susan Ferguson shares this from the team's final days in Chimoio, Mozambique, this year: "We want to extend a huge thank you to the congregation for their support in providing school supplies and for buying pies, which can fund some needed textbooks. The students had prepared a program with music, dancing, drama and poetry. We opened the suitcases to loud cheers from grateful students and teachers. The loudest cheers were for library books and for soccer balls!"

  • Thanks to your generosity, *9* suitcases are filled to the brim with school supplies & more that members of Mozambique Ministry will take to students in Chimoio, Mozambique, next week! Thank you for your enthusiastic support of Mozambique Ministry’s school-supply drive and pie sale—pies alone brought in $1,500 for the purchase of textbooks!

  • On July 28, nine individuals from Our Saviours left to travel to Chimoio, Mozambique, to visit the local Lutheran church, Vida Humana mission, and the school for Zimbabwean refugees. During their time in Chimoio, the group helped distribute e-pap nutritional packets, joined activists in visiting and praying with HIV and AIDS patients, collaborated with teachers and students, and shopped for and helped prepare a Sunday community meal. 

Monetary donations can be directed to Mozambique Ministry throughout the year. 

Mozambique Ministry hosts several annual fundraisers, including Santa Claus for a Cause, the Mother Son Hot Wheels Event, and the Daddy Daughter Dance. Approximately every two to three years, a team from Our Saviour’s visits Mozambique to provide support to the volunteers on the ground. 

Interested in getting involved with the Vida Humana Mission with Our Saviour's Church? Click here

Pies for Mozambique

Are you in need of a special pie? Susan Ferguson from the Mozambique Mission Team is offering to bake pies ANYTIME with 100% of proceeds supporting Mozambique Mission! Order HERE

The healthcare, hunger, and education initiatives of

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Healthcare Initiative (partnership started in 2009)

  • Over 25 volunteer advocates provide in-home healthcare and medication for illness, including malaria, cholera, tuberculosis, and AIDS/HIV. These advocates note patients with no family to care for them so they can receive care. Advocates also offer emotional and spiritual support to all patients. What started as a closet in the local Lutheran Church is now a free-standing building with water. This model has been successfully replicated in other Mozambique communities.

Hunger Initiative (partnership started in 2012)

  • Starvation and hunger in Mozambique are due to famine and poor farmland. Hunger needs must be addressed as many of the medications cannot be taken on an empty stomach. The need for infant formula is great since HIV/AIDS is passed on in breast milk. The Hunger Initiative provides people with e’Pap, a pre-cooked porridge powder with absorbable micro-nutrients. The cost for e’Pap is small, however, shipping, government taxes, and tariffs are a large expense.

Education Initiative (Power School established in 2011)

  • Education is highly valued in Mozambique. The school offers Pre-K through 12th grade in two shifts because of the number of students. Certified teachers make up the all-volunteer staff. The school’s curriculum is Zimbabwe’s; the second-best curriculum in Africa. Students are currently lacking the basic supplies for learning, textbooks, and resources (books and access for research).