As terrorist attacks in Mozambique displace even more people, TWR’s “Hope in the Hard Times” program helps victims find peace in Jesus and connects them with much-needed resources.
Hardship and Heartache
Spiwe, TWR ministry director for Mozambique, explains that the situation in the country continues to get worse.
“Over the past three years, they’ve been increasing attacks and movements into the interior of northern Mozambique. In general, there is a trend to increase the Islamic faith around those areas,” she says.
The attacks this year have been more violent, and the utilization of tactics used by terrorist groups in other countries suggests more connection with both these groups and the Islamic State. These attacks have taken a heavy toll on many of Mozambique’s citizens.
“Very often they’re attacking ordinary civilians who are not armed,” Spiwe says. “The tendency is for people to try and run. In that process, they lose their basic living needs, like food, clothes, [and] shelter. They leave their home and move to neighboring countries or to neighboring states, which themselves are not ready to absorb the influx.”
The Washington Post reports that this has caused a severe food shortage in the northern part of the country, which is complicated further by COVID-19. However, communities are doing all they can to help those who fled their homes. Spiwe explains that the body of Christ works to do what they can even during these difficult circumstances.
“The people are in a very poor state of food supply. [Believers] share what they have up to a point where they can’t share [anything].”
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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller
CALL TO ACTION
- Pray for people displaced by terror attacks.
- Pray TWR’s programing will bring hope to the hurting.
- Donate to help TWR’s ministry.