Maputo, Mozambique: Capital City and Province

(mah-POO-too) – “It’s early on a Sunday morning as I head to church. I see hundreds and hundreds of people on the beach and in the water. ‘This, is not normal,’ I think to myself. ‘What is going on? It’s 6:30 in the morning!’ I came to learn that the Zion National Church, a false religion, comes together to be baptized, perform rituals, dance, cleanse themselves of their sins, and get into good standing with God before the new year. This large event happens once a year, but now every Wednesday and Saturday, I see smaller groups striving to purify themselves in the same manner. But, praise God, just a couple of days later, down the beach a little ways, our church baptized a husband and wife who were living in sin, heard the gospel, repented of their sins, and chose to follow Christ! Please be praying that Christ will continue to reveal Himself through His Word and that Mozambicans will no longer try to save themselves through traditional rituals but come to understand that salvation is by grace and through faith in Christ alone.”