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Restore hope for persecuted Christians in Mozambique with audio bibles

March 14, 2024 by Josh Depenbrok in Persecuted Christians in Mozambique

In early February, armed terrorists preyed upon the northern province of Cabo Delgado, destroying several homes and churches across multiple villages.

Just days later, a church, school and medical clinic in the port town of Pemba were set on fire. In the end, only ashes remained. By the grace of God, no casualties were reported—but church leaders were unable to salvage most of the church’s property.

“They came in heavily armed. Everything was machine-gunned, everything was razed. They burned tents, they burned surrounding houses, they burned a car, and they even burned the Health Center,” said a local church leader.

The insurgents even managed to destroy several sewing machines that the church utilized to help local community members learn income-generating skills, such as tailoring.

And while the volume of attacks in northern Mozambique appeared to decrease last year, insiders report that the jihadists are simply biding their time until temporary security personnel vacate the area. The extremists have also reportedly spared some citizens from displacement—if they participate in Muslim prayers.

It’s estimated that nearly half of the population in the country is illiterate. That’s why Global Christian Relief and our partners on the ground plan to distribute thousands of audio Bibles across four cities to help support persecuted Christians in Mozambique who are facing this difficult situation.

Romans 10:15, which says, How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news” tells us that it’s important to remind suffering believers of God’s goodness amid such trying times.

Let’s pray for local church leaders and the persecuted Christians of Mozambique as they work to rebuild the church. 

Heavenly Father, we pray that You would provide abundantly for the numerous church communities in Mozambique that have experienced such devastating losses to extremism.

Help them rebuild and draw more people to the church than ever before. We declare that these violent attacks will never stop the advancement of the gospel. May Your kingdom come and Your will be done in this place. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

*Photo caption: Displaced believers gather under tents for shade.

About the author
Josh Depenbrok serves as a Public Relations Manager at Global Christian Relief. He is passionate about supporting persecuted Christians who endure threats and violence because of their faith in some of the most difficult countries in the world. Read the latest Christian persecution stories on our website and learn more at

Nearly half of the population of Mozambique is illiterate. And many believers are forced to leave their personal belongings behind when extremists attack. Some return home to only charred remains. Will you send audio Bibles to restore their hope and dignity amid such trying times?

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