Mozambique

Mozambique, one of the world’s poorest countries, has suffered from 16 years of civil war, with both internal and external displaced persons (some 1 million refugees). As refugees returned from Malawi, there have been language and assimilation problems — some have felt stronger ties with the Malawi church than the Presbyterian Church of Mozambique (IPM), which is strongest in the country’s southern districts.

The PC(USA) is involved in Mozambique through cooperation with its partner church, the Presbyterian Church of Mozambique (IPM). The PC(USA)’s Outreach Foundation assists the holistic evangelism ministry of a Malawian missionary in the Tete region. This initiative has established scores of congregations and prayer houses, as well building classrooms and training a cadre of traditional birth attendants and community health advisors. Through Presbyterian Disaster Assistance the PC(USA) has also given aid in times of flood and drought.

Doug Tilton

Douglas Tilton

Douglas Tilton, regional liaison for Southern Africa

Doug Tilton currently serves as regional liaison for Southern Africa, helping to strengthen the mutual ministries of the PC(USA) and its partner churches and institutions in six countries: Lesotho, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe. Regional liaisons are in regular contact with the PC(USA)’s partners, exploring ways of working together and building the capacity of the global church to bear witness to the good news of Christ’s redeeming love for all humanity. Doug also provides support for other PC(USA) mission personnel in the region and helps to connect PC(USA) presbyteries and congregations with their counterparts in Southern Africa.

You can learn more about Doug’s ministry on his profile page, which can be found here.

 

Mozambique Partner Churches

Presbyterian Church of Mozambique (IPM)
Christian Council in Mozambique

Partner Institution

Ricatla Seminary Development Office

Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique Mission Network (ZZM Network)

For more information contact David Barker at david@centralpres.net or Andrew Smothers at ads@mapc.com.

The ZZM Network is among more than 40 networks that connect Presbyterians who share a common mission interest. Most participants are involved in mission partnerships through congregations, presbyteries or synods. Network members come together to coordinate efforts, share best practices and develop strategies.

Douglas Tilton, regional liaison for Southern Africa, doug.tilton@pcsua.org.

Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique Mission Network (ZZM Network)

For more information contact David Barker or Andrew Smothers.

The ZZM Network is among more than 40 networks that connect Presbyterians who share a common mission interest. Most participants are involved in mission partnerships through congregations, presbyteries or synods. Network members come together to coordinate efforts, share best practices and develop strategies.