The Light Shines in the Darkness

“Everyone who follows Jesus, stay right there!” the witch doctor commanded. She still wanted ASM’s Compassionate Care (CC) Team to come and help care for her sick sister-in-law–but not to come too close. She later stated, angrily, that the demons have started leaving her and she’s having trouble “getting business”...

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A Holy Moment

When you serve God and love people, sometimes God gives you a “holy moment.” Dara Vanden Bosch, ASM’s Compassionate Care Coordinator, explains. Click on the play button to hear the full story from Dara. Since the 2021 Mozambique Container had just arrived, thanks to your generosity, at the appropriate moment, Dara...

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More Than Ever Before

How often do you suppose you’ve heard or read John 3:16? I was raised in a Christian family, and became a follower of Jesus at age 13.  If I calculate hearing or reading John 3:16 even once a month since then, it’s conceivable that I’ve heard the Truth of that...

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Roda

Pain.  Loneliness.  Hopelessness.  Covered in the gloom of despair.  These were the daily realities Roda faced, with no end in sight.  When Dara Vanden Bosch, ASM Compassionate Care Coordinator, and her team first visited her, Roda was grateful for the blanket they provided, “so there will be something nice to...

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The “G” In Partnership

That isn’t a typo and YES you did read that right.   Of course, there really isn’t a “g” in the spelling of the word partnership, at least not in its English spelling!  Yet, there is a “g” in partnerships at Audio Scripture Ministries (ASM) because the ‘“g” represents Gospel Partnerships.  ASM...

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New Harvest Farm Update

For the average family in central Mozambique, it has been a painful start to 2021. Two back-to-back cyclones in January brought 10-15 inches of sudden rain. Because 90% of the community are subsistence farmers, living off whatever they can grow in an acre or so, this was devastating. As Chad...

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Arts in Health

Why Send Art Supplies to Mozambique? A few years ago, after many challenges in Mozambique, an adoption that was making us feel “trapped” (within a small radius in a foreign land with a small support system), someone said to me, “Dara, go back to your younger self. Who were you...

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“Let Us Not Grow Weary”

Mozambique is considered one of the poorest countries in the world (usatoday.com), a situation compounded by social and political upheavel.  “Wars and rumors of war” (Matthew 24) can be a daily reality for many Mozambicans. Our Compassionate Care (CC) Team is on the front lines of serving the critically ill and...

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From Pain to Praise

“God is in heaven and you are His angels,” a patient told ASM’s Mozambique Compassionate Care Team.  As hospitals in the region prepared for the spread of COVID-19 earlier this year, unfortunately, some basic health care needs were not met.  Fernando, a young teacher, had called the Compassionate Care Team...

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God Works Through Both

She was declining in health when ASM’s Compassionate Care Team visited her.  Though weak, this 32-year-old woman was often left by herself as family members cared for others who were ailing.  Through your support, this lady was one of 5 new patients in rural Mozambique who received palliative care visits...

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Celebrating 100 Patients

At the end of October, ASM’s Compassionate Care Team in Mozambique celebrated the milestone of accepting their 100th patient into the program. Dara Vanden Bosch started this work in 2015, after seeing the palliative needs of her community in rural Mozambique. She and her team of three Mozambican women make...

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Joy

The Mozambique Compassionate Care Team ministers daily to people with a wide range of debilitating or incurable diseases. Dara Vanden Bosch, ASM Compassionate Care Ministries Coordinator, says her Mozambican team focuses on palliative care and seeks to comfort and encourage patients. Weekly visits help Dara and her team track the...

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