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Child Sponsorship


We operate a primary school, two preschools, and a school clinic in rural Mozambique. We also provide support for students continuing studies beyond the primary level.

For $35 per month, you can provide Basic Sponsorship for a child. Basic Sponsorship covers a child’s school fees, a daily lunch meal, attendance to basic health needs, and school supplies.

For $45 per month, you can provide Sponsorship Plus for a vulnerable child (an orphan or abandoned child) attending our school. This assists with the greater needs these children have by providing the child’s home with the support and input needed to foster a healthier and more stable environment for the child. Sponsorship Plus can also help cover additional costs for an older student who is ready to pursue career training.

As a sponsor, you will receive a picture of your child and are encouraged to pray for him/her. Updates are sent out each year, along with an item written or drawn and coloured by your child.


Our child sponsorship program in Brazil helps provide an education to children from poor homes who otherwise would simply not be able to attend school.

For $35 per month, you can help a child in need. Sponsorship covers a portion of a child’s school fees, daily lunch, a uniform, and school supplies.

As a sponsor, you will receive a picture of your child and are encouraged to pray for him/her. Updates are sent out each year, along with an item written or drawn and coloured by your child.

Orphan Sponsorship

Mozambique has an estimated 1.4 million orphans. Four out of ten children have so little to eat they are very malnourished.

In response to this crisis, SAM Ministries is helping orphans and vulnerable families. For $45 per month sponsorship, you can join with us to help meet this need.

Through our Amigo Orphan Program, we provide home-based assistance to orphans living with their caregiver grandmothers. This crucial help includes a monthly supply of food as well as school supplies, medicines and home improvement projects—the construction of brick homes, roofs, and latrines. We also have the opportunity to pray and interact with the family on a regular basis, and to address concerns or issues as they come up. There are still many orphans in desperate need of help.

Steps to Stop Hunger Feeding Program

Underdeveloped conditions coupled with the often-occurring drought or floods set the stage for a population that is very vulnerable.

The death of a young mother, already a tragedy, is made many times worse if the family has insufficient resources for feeding her infant child. The loss of a maize crop to drought, where there is no other recourse, can spell hunger and famine for entire communities. Sadly, due to a number of factors, these scenarios occur regularly. People trapped in the grip of poverty with little or no access to services or education need someone who can help them find the way out.

We currently provide approximately 4950 meals per week. We provide emergency relief to those suffering from natural disasters as well as to people in crisis situations who have no other hope of survival.

With the gracious help of many we are able to assist people in need. This is done by:

  • Providing meals to school children to ensure their healthy development.
  • Providing emergency food supplies during times of crisis.
  • Providing milk formula for orphaned infants and toddlers, or infants suffering from malnutrition.
  • Providing monthly food stipends to orphans and their elderly, widowed caregivers.

$25 provides one bag of corn. We also invite you to participate in our annual Steps to Stop Hunger fundraiser which raises the funds needed for our feeding program.

Healthcare Program

SAM Ministries provides health services to under-served communities in both Brazil and Mozambique through programs that are unique to their locations.


The health ministry in Brazil includes both dental care and a mobile unit that provides general health services to those in need.

The dental clinic, which is located on site, provides dental care services at greatly reduced prices for the community of Itaperuçu (the immediate community where the mission is located), and to surrounding communities as well. All of the children registered at Mount Horeb’s school receive a free yearly dental examination and are educated in how to maintain good oral health. Children from needy homes receive fillings free of charge, and toothbrushes are also supplied to all the school children for free.

Dental and health teams also serve the rural community in Caçador where we have built a school for Grades 1, 2, & 3.

The vast majority of the rural population in Mozambique lives on less than $1 per day and lacks basic services such as clean water and health care.


Mozambique is a country prone to natural disasters, such as drought and flooding, and where the incidence of illnesses like malaria, TB, and HIV/AIDS, is high. These factors, coupled with the lack of adequate transport, present a critical health situation.

We are situated in rural Mozambique, where the difficulties mentioned above are commonplace. Our health program was developed in response to these challenges. The focus of the program is two-fold: basic treatment of illnesses, and promotion of health through teaching.

The treatment of illnesses is provided through rural health posts staffed by trained health workers who have received basic training in identifying and managing signs and symptoms of diseases including diarrhea, respiratory infections, skin diseases, and malnutrition. We provide health workers with ongoing training, motivation and encouragement to ensure the best quality of care is provided given the context.

Teaching on health promotion and disease prevention is done through the following ways:

  1. Health workers teach on health issues through the health posts and at community meetings.
  2. Our schools present health teaching to children via a curriculum developed specifically for rural schools.
  3. A health course forms part of the leadership-training program. Trained leaders, in turn, take this life-saving information to hundreds of pastors in neighboring provinces, thus multiplying our health teaching efforts.


Unique Gifts

Our Unique Gifts are not only a celebration of Christ’s birth, they also provide vital help to people in dire circumstances. It may be a family who needs a cow or plow to help them produce a better crop this year, an orphan child who needs a mosquito net for protection from malaria, or basic medical supplies for a rural health post. These gifts not only show love and compassion, they also offer hope.

Click the links below to view the current brochure or poster and choose an amount to donate (please make note of which item you’ve chosen with your payment):

2022 Unique Gift Brochure

2022 Unique Gift Poster

Leader Training

Men and women who see the desperate needs of their people and are prepared to do something about it are the key to helping people find the way out.

We call these people leaders. And with the right training and mentoring, these leaders can be equipped to face the overwhelming challenges and move their people toward the changes needed to bring hope to these communities. For $30, you can help a leader study for a year.

There are few things in life more important than standing alongside leaders who are committed to giving their people a chance.

Women's Literacy

With an illiteracy rate of over 60% among rural women in Mozambique, literacy training is a high priority.

Women who can read and who have an education are better equipped to improve their own lives, that of their families, and the community as well. They can have a profound, positive impact on health issues and be valuable contributors to the spiritual, social and economic environment in which they live. And as an additional benefit, they can also help their own children to read.

Our women’s literacy program, Simukai (Stand Up) is reaching many illiterate women in rural areas of Mozambique’s four central provinces. The goal of the program is to develop and train church-based groups of women to help them ‘stand up’ (realize God’s love for them and as a result their self-worth and potential) through a literacy program that incorporates Bible education, parenting, and health and hygiene.

Once a week, these women gather to learn to read, to study the Bible, and to learn other skills to better equip themselves for the challenges they face in their crucial roles in their homes and beyond. Groups with access to the necessary materials also make handcrafts in order to generate the much-needed added income for their families.