The Village of Joy is home to many children, missionaries, and national staff. Located in the northern province of Cabo Delgado and right on the coast of the Indian Ocean, our center bustles with love in action.
Our Mercy Ministry programs support 500 women and a small group of people with special needs. These women are either widows or single abandoned moms and face the challenge to sustain their families with at least three to eight children on their own. The heartbeat our work is our weekly discipleship class where our women get to know Jesus personally. Some of them are believers and involved in our church, while others are from another faith. We want to minister to them through love, providing for basic needs, and skills training. By teaching them about God, we empower them to start and deepen a relationship with God, how to hear His voice and live life with Him every day, and furthermore how to have faith for God’s provision.
O Centro de Milagros (The Miracle Center) offers both medical attention and supernatural healing for those who come. Many people in our community live in poverty and suffer with treatable diseases and we offer free medical care for everyone. We see an average of 50 patients every day in the clinic Monday through Friday and 33% are children under the age of five. We are dependent on God, revival, and the Glory of His Presence to heal the people make them whole.
OUTREACH & EVANGELISM
We are compelled by love to reach the lost. Our philosophy for outreach and evangelism is not one of duty, and we don’t have a formula. Missions are our joy, the simple, logical outcome of knowing Jesus. We simply respond to every window of opportunity to share the gospel; that may take us across the street or to a remote village. We obey His leading to reach people with every resource available to us: boats, airplanes, trucks, overcoming faith, limitless love, and joyful energy. We travel to encourage our local pastors and find out what their needs are and assist the churches to provide for the needs of the people in these communities. We minister creatively to meet the community’s needs whether it be building schools, churches, housing, or health clinics. The most exciting part of outreach is watching what Jesus does among the people as He miraculously heals, delivers, and sets people free.