“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” — Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)
Mieze Village, Cabo Delgado - Mozambique
The vision of the Mieze Model is to make Jesus known in Mozambican villages as loving Savior and Lord who heals the sick, frees those in spiritual bondage, and offers Jeremiah 29:11 “hope and a future” to all who come into relationship with God through faith. It is a vision to see the Kingdom of God coming in power (1 Cor 4:20) and love. And it is a vision to make the local Iris church into a true community centre ministering the love of God to all in a variety of tangible ways. It is designed to preach the good news through deeds of love…such that people will want to hear it explained in words also.
In the case of Mieze, with over a hundred regular worshipers it was already Iris’ largest church in the province apart from the Pemba Base church itself. However, the Mieze church tripled in 16 months after the project began and has continued to grow since then. A new church and community center building to accommodate 1,200 or more was completed in June, 2010. Children have been attracted in large numbers to the Mieze church by the many tangible evidences of God’s blessing. Not least is the fact that the Lord supernaturally multiplied food for the Mieze church kids three times in 2007-8!
These three boys--young men, now--grew up together in the Mieze Children's Center, known as "The Village of Love." They then moved to our Noviane Center to attend the Iris Christian secondary school at the adjacent Pemba Base. In February, 2019 all three began university programs in Nampula. Baptista (ce...
The majority of the 45 resident children in our Mieze "Village of Love" are complete orphans. All are either in primary or secondary school in Mieze...and all have given their lives to Jesus. The 30 resident young people in our Noviane Center are students at the adjacent Iris Christian secondary schoo...
This past July, we were blessed to have the Norwegian Women's Group sponsor a 3-day women's conference in our church in Mieze. We had a wonderful turnout, even though there was no transportation available and almost all of the women who attended had to walk to get there. That is a testament to their hu...
Harvest School Helps The Mieze Goat Project
One Sunday in May
In Honor and Memory of 5 yrs.