Pray for Mozambique on Sunday, June 1, 2008
Lectionary Text and Prayers for Mozambique: Matthew 7:21-29
God, we thank you for our partners in Mozambique who are rebuilding their communities on a solid foundation after many years of civil war. We thank you for their commitment to peace with justice as they turn weapons of war into works of art. We pray for the work of the church as it reaches out to all and seeks to do your will. We pray particularly for the development of leaders who will put the words of Jesus into practice as they carry out their ministries. Amen
(Prayer Bob Shebeck)
Global Ministries International Partners in Mozambique:
- Christian Council of Mozambique: Christian Council of Mozambique is a Church based organization formed in 1948 by the main line churches like the Methodist, Anglicans and Presbyterians. Presently it constituted 22 different denominations both main line as well as small denominations including two Associations (The Bible Society and the Scripture Union). CCM works countrywide with offices in each province and in some districts, administrative posts and localities.
- Mozambique Synod – United Congregational Church of Southern Africa: The Mozambique Synod is one of five synods comprising the United Congregational church in Southern Africa. Its office is located in Maputo. The synod is engaged in ministry in various districts throughout the country. In recent years, the country has suffered from many natural disasters and the synod has been in the forefront trying to alleviate some of the suffering. It has constructed new homes for the homeless and cared for hundreds of children.
- Ricatla United Seminary: The United Seminary of Ricatla is an ecumenical theological institution in Maputo. It was founded in 1958 by a group of Protestant churches committed to creating a school where ministers can receive cross denominational training in an ecumenical setting. The United Seminary of Ricatla has since graduated hundreds of ministers, both male and female, who have gone on to work in a variety of churches throughout the country. The ecumenical mission of the United Seminary of Ricatla is demonstrated in its practice of requiring students to complete their practical training in three denominations besides their own. The Seminary also offers exchange programs and accepts students from outside Mozambique. In addition to being respected for its theological training, the Seminary is well respected for the leadership and spirit of unity and understanding its graduates provide both among churches and in the communities in Mozambique.
- United Church of Christ in Mozambique: The UCC in Mozambique was founded in 1905. It is made up of 56 congregations with 20 ordained ministers. It has around 10,000 members.
Global Ministries Missionary in Mozambique:
None at the present time