Young Life Mozambique

Reaching the young people of Mozambique

Young Life in Mozambique began in 2010, and the Lord continues to grow His ministry up and down the stretch of this 1500-mile-long country on Africa’s eastern shore. Over 12,000 kids have been reached with the gospel in 2019.

As of 2019, 12,070 teens and counting
have been reached in Mozambique.

Mozambique

  • Population: 31,158,108
  • Main languages: Portuguese
  • Kids reached by YLA: 12,070

Mozambique summary

Mozambique spent five centuries as a Portuguese colony, finally gaining its independence in 1975. However, large-scale emigration, economic dependence on South Africa, a severe drought and a prolonged civil war hindered the country’s economic development until the mid-1990s. Despite economic improvement, over half of Mozambique’s 31 million people live in poverty. Christians make up about 56% of the population, but 18% are Muslim and almost 14% of Mozambicans do not identify with any religion at all. 52% of the population is under the age of 18. Portuguese is the official language, yet a variety of indigenous languages are spoken. Mozambique is also home to rare marine life and is a snorkeling and diving destination.

Young Life in Mozambique began in 2010, and the Lord continues to grow His ministry up and down the stretch of this 1500-mile-long country on Africa’s eastern shore. Over 12,000 kids have been reached with the gospel this year. “Before my life was very dark, but now I have light.” These are the incredible words of Musa, an orphan who attended Young Life camp with his leader Victor. Musa’s father died when he was 11 and he was placed in an orphanage where he was starved and physically and mentally abused, causing him to turn to drugs and crime to survive. After meeting Victor, who faithfully pursued him and cared for Him in the love of Christ, he attended camp. Here, he tearfully told his story to Victor, and later that night said yes to Jesus as his Lord and Savior. The Lord is doing incredible things in the lives of kids all over Mozambique, just like He did with Musa.

Stories from Mozambique

Our impact

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Growth (2020)
Avg. Kids at Clubs 328 462 882 1,099 1,423
1,801
27%
Avg. Kids in Campaigners 90 172 375 494 663
801
21%
Number of Ministries 11 15 24 27 35
50
43%
National Staff 3 2 4 6 10
9
-10%
DGL 6 8 10 6 6 8 33%
Kids & Leaders to Camp 388 646 516 1,185 998 0 N/A

Our ministries

 

Current ministry.

Current ministry.

Prayer Opportunities

Pray that our leadership will be healthy spiritually, physically and emotionally.

Pray that Mozambique can double the statistical numbers (numbers of leaders, new places with ministry, number of clubs, Bible studies, leadership trees, intercessors and mentors  and more).

Pray that the government of Mozambique gives us permission to work legally throughout Mozambique.

Pray for God to free us from the high mortality rate that has been observed due to diseases, aviation accidents, murder and natural disasters. Young people are the highest numbers of the mortality rate.

Pray that our DGL students may achieve the goals assigned to them, have better averages at the university, train many leaders committed to the ministry and be spiritually healthy.

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