Ministério de Desenvolvimento da Criança – Caminho de Esperança
Ministry of Developing Children in the Way of Hope
On 28th February 2018, the YWAM Preschool building opened its doors to a handful of community families with their 3 to 4 year old children for the first day of YWAM Nampula’s children’s ministry. We are not a full-fledged preschool, but we have 6 staff committed to working 2 mornings a week with 20 children from the local community, investing in them to see them grow physically, emotionally, spiritually and intellectually.
Ever since YWAM Nampula began in 2015, we have wanted to have a ministry focused on children and education. We waited on the Lord for the right people and the right timing and God has brought things together in His timing! In November – December 2017, six of our staff members were able to receive a month long training course in working with preschools. Then in January 2018 another missionary, Jenny Ayling, working as preschool trainer ran another workshop for our staff. She graciously ended up changing her return ticket home to stay an extra 10 days to help our staff prepare the materials and details to finally be able to start the program.
Each year from June to August, the pre-school runs full time as it opens its doors to between 25 and 35 children from the families of our DTS students. If you have a desire to make a lasting difference in the lives of these little ones, please consider joining us for this time as volunteer staff.
Please pray with us for:
1. For the spiritual growth, physical energy, and growth in teaching capacity for each of the teachers. This program is as much about investing in these new teachers as it is in investing in the children.
2. Pray for the growth of each of these children and that they would come to know their Creator and Savior Jesus through this program as well as grow physically, spiritually, socially, and mentally.
3. Pray for our team to be faithful to follow up with visiting the families of their students, to build relationships and share God’s Word with them as well.