On our first Sunday in Mozambique, we divided up to minister at five different churches. Pastor Mary Pat visited Pastor Doriah and Pastora Rita’s church to invite the congregation into a deeper level of intimacy with God. Pastor Bill imparted hope and joy in the Lord at the Iris Base in Zimpeto. Andy preached on trusting in the Lord at Pastora Robina’s church. Troy linked arms with Pastor Rafael at Khongolote where multiple people were healed. Jaime and team members prophesied over the people at one of Pastor Jose and Mama Linda’s church plants. As we all gathered back at Pastor Jose’s house, it was exciting to hear of the many ways God moved at each service.
Sunday evening we visited Pastor Enoch’s church for our first crusade. After Joquebedi shared the Gospel message with much authority, 45 of the 50 people present came forward for prayer to receive salvation. Afterwards tiana prayed a fiery prayer of healing and four women came forward to testify that Jesus healed them of pain in various parts of their bodies. When the crusade was over, the team traveled a short distance to Pastor Jose’s land where the Sunshine Iris Soccer Academy is being built. We had the privilege of staying in the church, which is the first building in the land. Though the building project is in the beginning stages, boys and young men are already being brought in from the streets to receive professional soccer training, as well as an education, trade skills, & spiritual discipleship. It is such a privilege to partner with Pastor Jose in this fruitful endeavor!