Pastor Phillip Nobela and his Rock of Faith Team spent a week in Chimoio, Mozambique from 26 September to 2 October 2018.
Chimoio is situated in the Manica Province of Mozambique, and is the 5th largest city in the country. The Team (which included Pastor Phillip, his son Given, Pearl, Thokozane Manana and his wife) endured an arduous, two day drive where they encountered over 20 roadblocks on their journey!
They received a good education in challenges facing missionaries in other countries, and will be stronger and more prepared for their next road trip. In Chimoio the team visited Pastor Geoffrey, who invited different groups in the community to get together and hear about the Disciple Making Movement, and in particular, the Discovery Bible Study.
The focus of the trip was to start DBS (Discovery Bible Study) Groups in the communities, and teach them to discover the Word of God for themselves. Each person in the group must discover where God features in a given scripture, see where they fit into that scripture, and apply what they have learnt and discovered.
The Team also held a ‘Gathering’ where all the DBS Training Groups got together to pray for each other, and help each other with various issues and challenges they as communities are facing. A total of 32 delegates (from 6 different groups) attended the training and have committed to the process of ‘Disciple Making’.
They are going to continue with the Groups started last month, after which TTN and Rock of Faith will be linking with them again in 12 months’ time. The Team also took some Asidlale Boxes with them, and Pearl was able to show the ladies of the communities how this ‘Access Ministry’ works.
Once the DBS Groups have been established, we are able to introduce access ministries such as Asidlale, Farming Foundations (pigs, vegetables and crops), and Entrepreneurship Training to communities, to teach them to become self-sustaining.
We are proud of the Rock of Faith Team for their passion and commitment, and enduring the various challenges in ‘making disciples of the nations’. We trust this will be the first of many trips to Mozambique, and throughout Africa.
Article by Wendy McSeveney