Lina Massique Balane – Mozambique*
Lina Massique, a key female leader in Mozambique, came on board with Young Life as a volunteer leader in 2009 after finishing high school in a town called Maxixe where she was discipled by Gustavo Fuentes and his wife, Beatriz who helped to start Young Life in Mozambique. It was through her relationship with the Fuentes’ that she first experienced the love of Christ, and she has been dedicated to sharing the good news of the gospel ever since. Lina has a beautiful heart for young women as she persistently pursues them with both her words and her actions.
In 2011, Lina began the Developing Global Leaders program which has allowed her to pursue her passion for medicine as she studies dermatology. Through DGL, Lina is able to participate in a four-year leadership program which includes a full scholarship to a local university, life-skills mentoring and leadership training. While in the program, she continues to serve as a volunteer YL leader where she is recruiting new leaders, whom she disciples, and runs 2 clubs in the coastal city of Beira.
Lina’s strong desire to love people radiates from who she is, and has impacted her ministry with Young Life and her dreams for the future. By studying medicine, she hopes to help the people suffering around her every day. In Mozambique, the need for doctors is insurmountable, but Lina’s passionate love for Christ and spreading the gospel will allow her to be a doctor who can bring healing from the inside out.
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