Claire

Sent from New Life Church, Newcastle upon Tyne

Claire works with local churches in Chimoio, Mozambique, in the areas of discipleship, leadership development and envisioning for missions, to make disciples who will in turn make disciples.

She is passionate about mobilising the Mozambican church to fulfil the Great Commission. Using the Kairos Course as a primary tool, she longs to see the local church develop a global vision and a heart for the nations. She aims to build individual believers in their faith, and then equip and release them to be effective in making disciples, who will in turn make disciples.

Latest Prayer News

“Thank God for the commitment and imagination of teachers and students at INTENA who, despite Covid-19 restrictions, are maintaining studies in a modified form… Please pray for continued inspiration for good ideas for lessons at INTENA. Because it is not yet officially recognised, it doesn’t have permission to open at the moment. Meetings in small groups are possible with adherence to the regulations, and this is what we are doing at the moment.”

The prayer letter for AIM’s Mozambique Unit shares: “The Mozambique government is working on a new law for churches and religious organizations, including Bible schools. Angelika Maader thanks the Lord that she got the information in time about a zoom meeting concerning problems theological institution have with regards to the proposed new law. This includes the understanding and registration of interdenominational institutions. The next meeting will be [10th September]. Pray that these meetings will produces helpful results.”

The Mwani live along the coast of northern Mozambique. Influenced by seafaring Arab merchants centuries ago, their culture is characterised by fishing and folk Islam. PrayAfrica.org shares: “The city of Pemba has received thousands of refugees and many residents have offered shelter even though they barely have enough room for their own families. We have started meeting with a group of believers committed to helping these families not only with food and clothing, but also with the gospel – seeking to disciple this group which is predominantly Muslim. Please pray that God would guide this process and that those whom He has brought here would come to know the true Saviour.”

“Pray for peace in the province of Cabo Delgado and in the centre of Mozambique. Armed raids continue. Pray for wisdom for the government in dealing with these attacks. Pray for the refugees, that they will find peaceful shelter, enough food and soon be able to return to their homes.”

“Churches and also many pastors have struggled with the thought that no more church services have been allowed to take place. For many believers, the service is the only place where they get spiritual nourishment. Bible study alone or with the family is rare… But need is the mother of invention and many have now realised that you can also hear from God outside of the service. Ordinary church members were amazed when they realised that they could read God’s word themselves and pass it on to their families or small groups. As missionaries we try to encourage personal and family Bible reading through Bible study plans or regular text messages. We are encouraged by what God has done and is doing. Thank God for all those who are reading the Bible in their families for the first time and are learning a lot.”

Mozambique

Since independence from Portugal in 1975 Mozambique was battered by civil war, economic woes and famine. Since peace in 1992 though, the country has developed one of the world’s fastest growing economies. Many are still unreached with the gospel and 17% of the country practice Islam. LEARN MORE

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