Our Vision

To fulfil the call of God to defend the cause of the poor and needy in Mozambique.
‘This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters’ (1 John 3:16)


Vision Statement

CHARIS is a MINISTRY OF GRACE

We believe that God’s indescribable gift to us is JESUS CHRIST, through whom we have an eternal hope of sins forgiven and eternal life. It is the LOVE and COMPASSION of God that provides the motivating purpose for CHARIS through His life-giving Spirit

We take our mandate both from Christ’s Great Commission of Matthew 28: 18-20 to go humbly into all the world and make disciples in Jesus name and from God’s two-fold Great Commandment in Matthew 22:37-40 to love God with all our heart, soul, strength and mind and our neighbour as ourselves.

We believe

That men and women of every culture, colour, race and tongue are made in God’s image (Gen. 1:27) and dearly loved by God, who sent His Son, Jesus, to save and reconcile the world to Himself (John 3:16)

That God has a special concern for the poor and marginalised: the elderly, widows, the sick, the hungry and thirsty, the vulnerable, ‘sinners’, those in prison and the forgotten. (James 1:27, Matt. 25:31-46, Isaiah 58: 6-10, 1 John 3:17, Jeremiah 22:16)


That poverty and all that it brings-lack of food, clean water, basic daily necessities, education, opportunities, resources and human rights is dishonouring to our generous God who has richly provided more than enough for our world (Genesis 1).


Charis
Charis has been working in Mozambique since 2007 through the work of missionaries Mandy Hunter and Mel Welch who partner with Aglow Mozambique in the setting up satellite aglow groups in the rural areas of Vilanculos, which demonstrate the practical love of God by providing homes for the homeless, food, medicines and on-going support for those who are suffering. Mandy and Mel provide community health and bible training for village health and pastoral workers.
Charis believes that:
  • God has a special concern for the poor and marginalised: the elderly, widows, the sick, the hungry and thirsty, the vulnerable, those in prison and the forgotten.
  • That poverty and all that it brings-lack of food, clean water, basic daily necessities, education, opportunities, resources and human rights is dishonouring to our generous God who has richly provided more than enough for our world.
 
 
We typically provide:
  • Bible Teaching
  • Health education
  • Provision of basic medicines
  • Building homes
  • Food for elderly and vunerable