Nampula is the third largest city of Mozambique and capital to the Northern Province of Nampula. Although the city is pretty rough around the edges, it is the economic capital to the mineral and agricultural wealth of Northern Mozambique. It is also from here that churches are being planted and reaching into many of the previously unreached people groups and communities of Northern Mozambique.
We were invited by Pastor Marcos Binda, a pastor enrolled in our training program and National leader to the Apostolic Church of Great Britain, to consider starting an extension school in Nampula to serve the needs. Stuart Wood the responsible missionary from Great Britain to the church in Mozambique (a good friend of ours for some years) also encouraged us to consider this. While evaluating the possibility, we had a visit from the National leader of the Apostolic Faith Mission church, another denomination in the country. At the end of their visit to the mission, they shared how they had sent 3 national missionaries to Nampula 3 years ago who had now planted 36 churches but had no training for these leaders. They asked if we would please consider starting training in Nampula.
Initial contact indicated that there were many other leaders also needing training, so we planned a trip to investigate. The brief video report and pictures that follow tell some of the story. What a blessing to be a part of God’s plan for His people and to see His provision as we take steps of faith.