Author: elizabeth

At the beginning of February, the northern part of Niassa province, Mozambique experienced bad flooding severely affecting 2,089 families with loss of homes & farms. On 19th February after heavy rains, there was a landslide at the rubbish dump in Hulene, Maputo, killing 17 people...

The 100th Edition of MANNA's newsletter is out!   This little magazine has been sharing the stories from the Anglican churches in Mozambique and latterly Angola for over a hundred years and here is it's 100th edition! It makes for fascinating reading as it delves into the archives held by...

This article was written by Rebecca Vander Meulen in June 2016 for the Anglican Communion website and the International Anglican Family Network Magazine. You can find it's original by clicking here.  Thanks to them and Rebecca for allowing us to reproduce it below. Care and Dedication: ‘Life...

Dr Peg Cumberland's pioneering work in Niassa with Epilepsy patients continues at a pace. Her work this year has focussed on supporting the government mental health programme for Niassa province mainly through the training and support of the district mental health clinical officer. She travelled thousands of...

In November '17, more than 30 delegates gathered in Porto, Portugal representing the Anglican dioceses in Angola, Brazil, Mozambique and Portugal as well as a range of Christian mission agencies, including MANNA & ALMA. It is so important for these dioceses to spend time together sharing their...

#ThenandNow: History - what have we learnt? So much of the 'Lebombo Leaves' over the last century are full of familiar stories of famine, illness & floods, lack of education & finance, all littered with a wonderful faith. These struggles are ones that are still real for so many today in Mozambique & Angola. The pressing question is: What is God asking us, as MANNA, and YOU to do to fight against these injustices and bring about his Kingdom? With thanks to the Bodleian Libraries, The University of Oxford and USPG Archives. USPG Periodicals: Lebombo Leaves   ...

#Then: Getting across rivers and floods has long been an issue in Mozambique and continues to be today. #Now: Here is a report from a couple of years ago in Mozambique of church workers trying to reach cut off communities from the floods and still struggling with...

#Then: This is St Mary's Kikolo, Luanda with Rev’d João Luimbi Carlos and Bishop Graham Dow in 2000. They are all seated in front of the half-completed wall of St Mary’s new primary school before the start of the Diocese of Angola. #Now: Bishop Graham Dow's...

#Then: Here are the accounts for the Lebombo Mission (as it was called) in 1939. The magazines spoke of finances in every edition: it was a constant cause for concern that they did not have enough funds. #Now: Today, it still a worry. Every diocese worries...