SIM Mozambique’s vision is to reach the least-reached people in the rural northwest area of Mozambique. We long to see communities reconciled to God, participating in Christ-centered churches and living as God’s ambassadors throughout Mozambique and across the globe.


SIM works in northwest Mozambique, among many who still live and die without Christ. Our ministries include:

  • church planting in the Lichinga area
  • Bible translation
  • theological training at Instituto Teológico de Lichinga (INTEL)
  • children’s work in Lichinga and Cuamba
  • literature distribution
  • agriculture in Lichinga
  • youth work in borh Lichinga and Cuamba
  • disciple making
  • ministry to the marginalized of Lichinga
  • sports ministry in Cuamba
  • Business Startup Initiative at Cuamba
  • church networking for Lichinga
  • Teaching English in Lichinga

Communities where He is least known


It’s said that to be a Yao is to be a Muslim, and for centuries, the Yao people have been mixing traditional African beliefs with Islam to form a syncretic belief system. The Yao people were once the fierce slave hunters of the north. Today, most of the 500,000 Yao in northwest Mozambique are subsistence farmers, and many are illiterate, with a low life expectancy.

Recently, the Yao have begun to respond to the gospel. In the past four years, the number of Yao Christians in Mozambique has grown from around 300 to over 1,000. So, there is no better time than the present for evangelism and discipleship ministries

Makuwa-Metto and Makuwa-Chirima

There are about one million people in each of these groups. The Makuwa peoples are matrilineal, tracing their family lines through their mothers. Most people are subsistence farmers, working their fields with only handheld implements, but there is a trend towards Makuwas moving to the towns and cities.

Most adhere to Folk Islam or Folk Catholicism. In urban areas, where some small churches exist, well-trained leaders are needed. A translation of the Bible into the Chirima language is almost complete, which will facilitate evangelism and discipleship.



Pray for a harvest of new believers among the Yao and for them to be discipled in their new faith.


Pray for more people to hear and accept the good news of Jesus Christ in northern Mozambique.


Pray for more churches to be planted in urban and rural areas.


Pray for the new church plant and youth outreach in the city of Lichinga.


Pray for Instituto Teologico de Lichinga (INTEL), a new Bible school that opened in February 2019 in Lichigna.


Pray for the children and sports ministry in Cuamba, as the missionaries teach and plant seeds of God’s truth and love.


Pray for the children and sports ministry in Cuamba, as the missionaries teach and plant seeds of God’s truth and love.


Pray for new missionaries to work on the administrative team.


Pray for the Lord to send more labourers into northern Mozambique.

Interested in serving in Mozambique?

Complete the form below, and a member of our team will reach out to learn more about you, answer your questions, and discuss next steps as you explore serving with SIM.

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