Establishing Fellowships of Churches
Mozambique – In 2008, AOM established a new missions base in Inhambane, Mozambique, when Scott and Lisa Harris and their children relocated from South Africa to Mozambique. In 2012, the team expanded with Jaco and Inge Le Roux from South Africa as well as Mandy Hunter and Mel Welch from England.
The goal of this new mission effort is to reach the unreached Tonga people of Inhambane Province. The team envisions making disciples that form simple house churches throughout the Province that will then spread through the entire nation. We are praying for a great outpouring of the Kingdom of God upon this people group that has been largely resistant to the Gospel and known for their witchcraft.
Zambia – Through a partnership with Martin and Grace Mulyata, AOM has helped establish a network of churches among the under-churched Lozi tribe in western Zambia and throughout the country. The Followers of Christ Fellowship now has over 25 churches in the country and several small congregations in neighboring Malawi. In addition to Mongu, churches have been started in key locations that across the country such as Kabwe, Chipata, and Livingstone.
AOM continues to assists the Followers of Christ Fellowship churches with yearly leadership and discipleship training.
Zimbabwe – Through the work and encouragement of Allen and Janelle Avery, a fellowship of churches has been developed in western Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe Christian Fellowship now consists of over 30 independent, self-governing churches.
AOM assists the churches with yearly leadership and discipleship training.
Beyond – Our desire is follow the guiding of the Holy Spirit as to where AOM will expand to next. We believe that God lead AOM to the Tonga of Mozambique. As we pray, we believe that He will once again lead us, on His timing, to the right people groups and the right ministry partners who will work beside us to accomplish those tasks.
The establishment of viable churches takes committed and trained evangelists and church leaders. To raise a body of these leaders, AOM works in the following areas:
- AOM has moved to a new paradigm for its leadership training, i.e. training only key leaders in Zimbabwe and Zambia. These men assign goals for themselves as to how they will in turn train the various church leaders under them. All materials are taught in a culturally appropriate and reproducible format. The key is re-teachable lessons that cascade throughout the churches.
- AOM will continue to participate in the development of contextualized leadership training materials. This biblical curriculum faithfully teaches God's Word and speaks to the concerns of African peoples. These materials are then produced in the local languages.
Orphan and Widows
AOM is committed to serve the widows and orphans through programs in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, and Mongu, Zambia.