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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. In 2022, Young Life leaders knew almost 18,000 kids by name!

In 2022, 17,976 teens were known by name in Mozambique.

Mozambique

  • Population: 31,158,108
  • Main languages: Portuguese, Swahili, Mwani, Chega, Tsonga
  • Kids Known by Name: 17,976

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, while 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 has built up 50 ministries with over 500 kids in a weekly Campaigner group and 100 attending outreach Clubs. “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

2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Growth (2022)
Kids Known by Name 1,747
4,748
17,976 279%
Avg. Kids at Clubs 1,099 1,423 1,801
97
905 830%
Avg. Kids in Campaigners 494 663 801
541
725 34%
Number of Ministries 27 35 50
50
56 12%
National Staff 6 10 9
7
9 29%
DGL 6 6 8 9 10 11%
Kids & Leaders to Camp 1,185 998 628 0 471 75%

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