- Moisés and Jacione, as they lead and develop national leaders
- wisdom in the development of new ministries
- discipleship of new believers
- ongoing church-planting efforts
São Tomé and Príncipe, a Portuguese-speaking nation, is an island in the Gulf of Guinea off the western coast of Central Africa. The church in Portugal sent Moisés and Jacione Souza and their family as missionaries in 2018. The first Free Methodist church was launched in January 2019. Ongoing development and training take place through various discipleship ministries for children, youth and adults. Many believers are growing in their faith, and national leaders are trained for pastoral ministry
São Tomé and Príncipe
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Moisés & Jacione Souza
Sent by the Free Methodist Church in Portugal, Moisés and Jacione Souza serve as international missionaries to the islands of São Tomé and Príncipe off the west coast of Africa. They launched the first Free Methodist church in São Tomé in January 2019 and now work...
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Sharing God’s Love from Europe to Africa
São Tomé and Príncipe is an island nation in the Gulf of Guinea off the western coast of Central Africa. It is a Portuguese-speaking nation. In 2018, the Free Methodist Church in Portugal sent Moisés and Jacione Souza as missionaries. There are now two Free Methodist churches in São Tomé.
My husband, Camilo, and I are currently serving in Spain, but in June of this year, we traveled to São Tomé and Príncipe. Upon arriving in the country, we could feel the hot, humid weather welcoming us to the island. We were hosted by the Souza family: Moisés, Jacione, and their two girls, Filipa and Giovanna. The Souzas are doing excellent work. During our stay, they shared their story of God’s calling from Portugal to São Tomé. The call came from the words of Acts 16:9 – “Come over to Macedonia and help us.” It was beautiful to see how they know the community and are helping them in their needs, both spiritual and physical. Moisés walks through the streets greeting the people. He salutes everyone he knows, shows them a thumbs up and says, ”fish,” meaning good.
- Population: 218,000
- Evangelical Christians: 5.98%
- FM Work Opened: 2018
- FM Churches: 2
- FM Membership (members and congregated): 100
- Overseer: FM Church in Portugal and Europe Area Director Josh Fajardo
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Church Planting & Development
Ongoing development and training takes includes various discipleship ministries for children, youth and adults. National leaders are being trained for pastoral ministry. The Church Planting and Development (CPD) Fund assists in continued church planting and leadership training efforts.