Walking for days to request a Jesus film showing, even wearing the soles off his shoes. Working for $3 a month. Praying for people who have little access to health care and whose only hope is Jesus. Taking his wife 20 miles to the hospital on a bicycle – while she is in labor. Praying for a girl who was in the water for hours and she came back to life! Being the first in her family to finish high school. Being the first generation with open access to higher education.
These are a few experiences of our Mozambican pastors. The work started in the early 1900s when miners returned from their work in South Africa and wanted to spread the Gospel they had heard in South Africa at the gold mines. This group of Mozambican churches eventually became named Igreja Emmanuel Evangélica Wesleyana (Emmanuel Evangelical Wesleyan Church) and currently has one missionary family from Global Partners, the worldwide mission organization of the Wesleyan Church.
There are 256 churches, all pastored by local African pastors. The Jesus Film has helped them to reach out to all 10 provinces and more than 10 language groups.