Elections

10:42 PM Harts for Africa 0 Comments

Today is Election Day to decide the president of Mozambique. The current president is from the political party who has ruled the country from the time of Independence of colonial rule.

Incumbent President Armando Guebuza is running for re-election as the FRELIMO candidate; he is being challenged by opposition leader Afonso Dhlakama, who has stood as the RENAMO candidate in every presidential election since 1994. Also standing is Daviz Simango, the Mayor of Beira, who was a RENAMO member before founding his own party, the Democratic Movement of Mozambique (MDM), earlier in 2009.[1]

Campaigning for the election began on 13 September 2009. There are 17 parties and two coalitions competing in the parliamentary election. Provincial assemblies are also at stake in the election.[2]

Prior to the election, Guebuza was heavily favored to win another term, and RENAMO, mired in a bitter feud with Simango and the MDM, was thought to have been seriously weakened since the previous election, held in 2004. (Source: Wikipedia)

Please pray that the country remains peaceful and stable.

 

Prayer.

9:44 PM Harts for Africa 1 Comments

We have just completed a 21 day fruit and vegetable fast. Why? We believe that prayer will change things and fasting helps prayer. We found that it has been an important time for us to have strong prayer and are thankful for fasting.

The church here really needs a touch from the Holy Spirit, we will continue to raise this as a prayer request Please, if you feel you would like to join us in prayer for Mozambique we would be grateful. For many of the people we work with our prayer is all they receive.

Points

● Christians to be discipled

● Churches to be planted in remote areas

● Communities to love their neighbour as themselves.

 

 

 

Pastor Training

6:33 PM Harts for Africa 0 Comments




 

A group of church leaders in the training programme






In the past, churches reaching Africa with the Good News have been very salvation focused. The need for evangelism is great on this dark continent, where people live in fear of evil and ancestral spirits. The problem with focused evangelism without deep discipleship is that a weak church forms where people don't know what it really means to follow Christ. Many church leaders we meet have had very little discipleship training. Some may have participated in a weekend church planting course as their only biblical training. Then off they go with a certificate of participation to plant a church or some even start a new denomination.

Our ministry focus is to disciple and train these church leaders and we find that rural communities lack training the most. Many of these leaders are illiterate so the use of written material is of no help.

We are using mp3 players to assist teach a bible college course for rural leaders. We are currently preparing material in a small home recording studio and adding this to material already in use. Each mp3 player has portions of the bible, worship music, bible training and preaching. A player is given to a trained church leader to use with the goal of including neighboring church leaders in the programme.