A Pastor in Sofala province reported that his whole village had been destroyed by Soviet attack helicopters in July. He himself had scars from the schrapnel. Quite a large number of people were killed by these Frelimo helicopter gun ships.
There are so few pastors left in the war-torn rural areas of Mozambique that they are often responsible for 3 or 4 congregations. Because the vast majority of church leaders have had no formal Bible training, our teams have spent much of their time conducting leadership training courses, evangelism seminars and Discipleship workshops. These courses are very popular and our missionary reports that he often has between 20 to 40 keen pastors or evangelists at each of his bush training seminars.