Blankets of Compassion

A new blanket. Regular visits. Prayer and medical care. Your support of ASM’s Compassionate Care (CC) Team in Mozambique is providing these things (and more) for people’s bodies AND souls, bringing practical help and spiritual hope to someone like Celestino (pictured above). Celestino was sleeping in his house, cold air...

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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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In Life and In Death

When you share God’s Word, it brings comfort in life—and in death. For those who know Theresa (pictured, right), both were the case!  A Gospel Partner in southern Mozambique shared how a dear patient, affectionately known as Vovó (Grandma) Theresa, recently passed away. Yet, the comfort and hope you helped...

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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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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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2,698 Cubic Feet of Love

What real difference can one hand-knitted hat make in someone’s life, you might wonder.  The 3 or 4 hours you invested in knitting each hat, choosing just the right yarn and pattern, praying for the person who will wear it, is making a difference in Mozambique.  “People here in rural...

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God Knew…

“Not a day goes by that we don’t use something that came in the last container,” is a statement often said by Chad and Dara Vanden Bosch. Only God knew how crucial the 2019 Container would be for the Vanden Bosch’s continued ministry in Mozambique, as the pandemic shut down...

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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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Mozambique: Your Investment Equipping Leaders

It’s about people. Stepping into the midst of heart-wrenching stories of extreme poverty, abuse, alcoholism, and spiritual bondage—with the hope of Jesus Christ. Serving, learning, training, equipping and investing in people. This model of evangelism and discipleship isn’t always the easiest way to do mission, but Chad and Dara Vanden...

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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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Meet Rabeca

Rabeca J. co-founded the Mvura Ya Upenhu Palliative Care (what we call the “Compassionate Care”) program in Mozambique with Dara Vanden Bosch. Rabeca has always had a heart to care for the less fortunate in her community. Even in her free time you’ll often find Rabeca visiting widows, the sick,...

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Community Sees New Hope

Prepare the soil, plant the seeds, bring in the harvest. It might sound simple, but being without access to tools and updated agricultural methods means many obstacles to a successful crop, even before the devastating cyclones earlier this year in Mozambique. In the Mozambican communities where ASM teams serve, many...

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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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Bringing Hope in Mozambique

Recently, while visiting a patient with end-stage AIDS, my team had the opportunity to spend the majority of the visit sharing the Gospel with a very ill young woman. From previous experience we know well the urgency for someone to understand the Gospel when in such a state. On this...

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Spiritual Healing in Mozambique

En route to Pindandanga -a Mozambican bush village off the dirt path- sat a man, ill for years. Some locals that knew of this man’s ill health led the Compassionate Care team to him hoping that they could help him improve his quality of life. Despite not having access to...

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