The Makhuwa-Marrevone are one of the majority Muslim people groups along the coast of Mozambique. They were introduced to Islam over 1,000 years ago by Arab traders from the Gulf of Oman. Their ethnographic center near the town of Moma fell under the influence of a powerful Muslim sultanate. This influence continues even now, many centuries after the Portuguese colonized Mozambique.
Since the late 1990s, missionaries from various groups, including the IMB, have been sharing the gospel and planting churches among people groups bordering the Makhuwa-Marrevone. IMB missionaries praise God that there are now some baptized believers among the Makhuwa-Marrevone! We need to keep praying for the gospel to spread and for healthy, multiplying churches to be planted among them.
“In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.” (2 Corinthians 4:4 ESV)