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 2023, Young Life leaders knew almost 33,000 kids by name!
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 65 ministries with over 800 kids in a weekly Campaigner group and 1,500 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.
Two of our fearless leaders in Mozambique
YL girls bonding at camp
Good discussion time
|Kids Known by Name||1,747||
|Avg. Kids at Clubs||1,423||1,801||
|Avg. Kids in Campaigners||663||801||
|Number of Ministries||35||50||
|Kids & Leaders to Camp||998||628||0||471||2,373||404%|
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