A New Church in Mozambique!
The church has mud walls and a grass roof, but it is a place of worship for more than 20 people who have gathered to sing praise to Jesus and listen to Pastor Pablo Mutica share the Word of God. Pablo is also the pastor of three other churches in northern Mozambique, but having multiple churches is typical for many pastors in the region. They visit, preach, and a church grows. This new church has only been gathering for four months, because Pastor Pablo had never been able to visit before, but now he can, due to a transportation provided by MVI and our partnership with Christian Motorcyclists Association. In his previous eight years as a pastor and farmer, he had to travel by foot to reach new villages. Now he can travel faster and farther.
Craig Wheeland helped coordinate with MVI/CMA and The Wesleyan Church of Mozambique to help gift Pastor Pablo and five other itinerant pastors with transportation to multiply their ministry. “My heart definitely wants to GO to the frontier,” says Craig. “I want, like Paul, to see foundations laid where there are no foundations. My problem is I’m too old to learn the culture and the language so my goal is to find men who are like-minded and already know the culture and language, put them on a motorcycle, and pray God sends them to the next village that doesn’t yet have a witness of His love, mercy, and grace.”
As this new church worships Jesus with Pastor Pablo, many people around the world are cheering them on.