Covenant = Commitment and Connection
The Mozambique Initiative is a Missouri Conference ministry that partners churches, groups and individuals of the UMC in Missouri with congregations and districts of The United Methodist Church in Mozambique. These partnerships strengthen the church in Mozambique and are the backbone of Missouri's mission and ministry. The covenants have literally saved lives by putting food on the table and building shelter for pastor families. In addition, The Initiative provides many other opportunities for ministry, like leadership development, assisting retired pastors, drilling wells and supporting health care.
Church Covenant Partnership
Lafayette Park United Methodist Church has had a covenant partnership with Catembe UMC in Mozambique since October 2004. In 2006 the congregation started building a house of worship. LPUMC's commitment to Catembe includes:
- Weekly prayer support in worship
- Financial support of $900 each year for three years
- Naming a Mozambique ministry leader (Brenda Cook)
- Corresponding at least once a year with Catembe
- Connecting to the Mozambique Initiative with at least five e-mail addresses
Church Building Completion
Lafayette Park United Methodist Men have lead the efforts to assist in building the chapel at Catembe.
Lafayette Park United Methodist Men have had a covenant relationship with a Mozambican seminary student since June 2005. Alfredo Mulungo graduated in 2008. Our current student is Arnaldo Rossanhane, The commitment includes:
- Daily prayer support
- Financial support of $600 per year student subsidy
- Writing to the student several times a year
- A photo exchange.
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