about the FIELD
OMS entered Mozambique in 1996 shortly after the devastating civil war that ended in 1992. A team was formed in Maputo, the capital city, under the leadership of the Rev. Bruce Callendar and his wife Mabel. In the same year, the Mission established Christian Academy in Mozambique (CAM); a Christian International School for primary and secondary age students. Soon after the vision for Maputo Biblical and Theological Seminary was birthed, funds were raised and a four storey building was built. In 2020, we celebrate ten years of its four-year degree level programme. In the early years, OMS focused on evangelism, Bible studies and church planting which gave birth to the Living Word Evangelical Church (Igreja Evangelical Palavra Viva). Today, OMS partners with this Mozambican denomination in a number of ways, not to mention the Helping Hands Compassionate Outreach ministry that seeks to reach out in word and deed to people living with disability. Our vision is to establish a strong church, institutions (School and Seminary) and ministries (including Helping Hands) that will impact this nation until Christ returns.