The Salvation Army's evangelistic endeavours in Mozambique were pioneered 1916 by Mozambican converts returning from South Africa. The work was recognised by the Mozambican government in 1986 and officially registered in June 2005. Previously part of the Southern Africa Territory, Mozambique became a separate command on 1 March 2008. It was elevated to a territory on 1 March 2011.
The territorial strategic plan and calendar have played an important role. Young Miss celebrated their crowning in May 2019 followed by Junior Miss Sunday. The Women's Ministries department led anti-human trafficking and anti-violence campaigns in all divisions.
In the latter part of the year, the focus was on capacity building and Salvationists taking responsibility in the mission. In August all division participated in the Southern African Region Project Capacity-Building (SARPCO) Home League Rally in Zimbabwe, with them 'On the Way to Heaven'.
In September Lieut-Colonel Brenda Murray (Canada and Bermuda) was a guest at the inauguration of the COAL (Community Orphans and Vulnerable Children Agriculture and Livestock Banking) project. The programme provides significant support to families in three communities: Panda, Xai-xai and Zobue. The project offers psycho-social support through kid's clubs and helps with school uniforms and learning materials. The children's guardians and caretakers have received Foundation for Farming training to improve food security, as well as seeds and equipment. The provision of goats and poultry encourages the families to be self-reliant.
In January 2020 all officers and local officers attended an administration seminar; further training took place within divisions and sections and in February capacity building training was carried out in divisions and sections. A Faith-Based Facilitation seminar was held at territorial and divisional levels.
Preparations were underway to receive a team from Canada and Bermuda Territory and musician from the Zimbabwe and Botswana Territory for Easter, but COVID-19 curtailed these due to government-imposed restrictions on gatherings. With assistance from IES and Mission Support at IHQ, the projects office distributed sanitation materials (soap, disinfectants, buckets, and basins) and information about stopping the spread of the virus to 3,000 families - more than 15,000 people. They also distributed food to almost 2,000 vulnerable families - around 10,000 people - that had lost their jobs and could not afford to eat.
Colonel Moses Wandulu - Territorial Commander (1 June 2020)
Colonel Sarah Wandulu - Territorial President for Women's Ministries
Lieut-Colonel Mario Nhacumba - Chief Secretary (1 October 2020)
Lieut-Colonel Celeste Nhacumba - Territorial Secretary for Women's Ministries
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Countries included in the command: Mozambique
Languages in which the gospel is preached: Portuguese, Chopi, Gitonga, Makhuwa, Ndau, Sena, Tsonga, Tswa