Working with the churches of the Portuguese speaking countries of Africa, and in Portugal.
“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it”. (Proverbs 22 v.6)
The work of Project Mozambique - Plus of producing material to help children learn more of the Bible has grown considerably over a period of more than 20 years. There are now many churches using the material with the children in their Sunday schools; a large number of which are in the rural areas, while a number of state schools use the material to help in the teaching of Christian morals to children.
The material produced for the Sunday schools is aimed at teaching children different themes from the Bible. The material is in the form of simple activity books that the children receive, while the teachers receive manuals that contain notes to give them guidance as they teach the lessons. The manuals also contain suggestions of further activities, such as games, songs and dramas, all of which is to back up what is being taught.
Courses are arranged in many rural areas that provide vital training for the Sunday school teachers on how to use and develop the material. At the same time the simple activity books provide children with the opportunity to learn more basic reading and writing skills which is always a big help in any developing country.
Following the success of Project Mozambique - Plus’ Sunday school work, a request was made for the material to be used in state schools for the teaching of Christian morals to children, in a subject called Moral e Cívica. So material is prepared that teaches morals from the Bible, using Biblical accounts such as the parables of Jesus. The lessons we prepare are similar to the Sunday school activity books, but are presented in the form of worksheets.
Photo on left - Two boys doing one of the lessons at a primary school.
A note for other workers involved in children’s ministry in other parts of Mozambique, and in other Portuguese-speaking countries, including in Portugal:-
The material we have produced is available for you to use if you so wish. Please contact us by e-mail to find out more. We would also like to hear from others in children’s ministries in Portuguese-speaking countries so that we can exchange ideas, experiences and material. Please do feel free to e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We can also arrange for the translation of our material into English. Please contact us at above the above email address for more information.