It was in April 1982 when the Lord opened the way for the first Frontline Fellowship mission team to cross the border into Marxist Mozambique.
At that stage, Mozambique was in the grip of an anti-Christian dictatorship that had already desecrated, burned down or confiscated over 5,000 churches. Bibles were banned. Evangelism was forbidden. All missionaries had been expelled. Mozambique was suffering the effects of famine and a vicious civil war.
In the light of these facts, and because 85% of the population adhered to animism/witchcraft, with a further 2½ million of its people Muslims, and with a Marxist government, Mozambique was widely considered to be one of the most difficult mission fields in the world at that time. Mozambique was also described by mission research agencies, including Operation World, as “the least evangelised country in the Southern Hemisphere.” Numerous publications described Mozambique as: “closed” and “unreachable.”
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