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Kathy Russell

Kathy Russell

Who: Kathy Russell

Where: Mozambique

How long: Since 2012

Principal ministries: Justice

Kathy completed her training at BMS' International Mission Centre and in June 2013 she moved to Mozambique.

Kathy is a solicitor (currently non-practicing) who previously worked in the areas of child protection and family law. She hopes to use her skills to help develop the justice and advocacy ministries being spearheaded by the Mozambique Christian lawyers and churches.

Home church: Christ Church, Clifton, Bristol



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Posted: 07/04/2015 - 20:43

After some months away it’s lovely to be back in Beira to the warm welcomes – and the ‘tinha saudades para ti’ – I missed you - from friends, colleagues, Church and even the people who sell newspapers and bananas near my work place and home.


Not such a warm welcome from the electricity, sadly Beira has been experiencing long and regular power cuts, and many days and nights are spent without electricity. Now we seem to be having a lot more time with power than without, a real blessing. It has been, however, very hot and humid and no fans (air-conditioning isn’t part of our lives) has made working and living quite draining.


Posted: 11/11/2014 - 10:17

In April I had the pleasure of letting you know that Isaque Bonga was appointed as the first legal assistant for the Association of Mozambican Christian lawyers in Beira (AMAC – the A is ‘advogados’ - lawyers). He’s doing well in his work – seeing and assisting new clients, providing community legal education seminars and increasing the membership and the regular fellowship.


On 1 September, we welcomed Arsénio Chiconela as the first legal assistant in Maputo. Like Isaque, he has completed his law degree and has experience in what we would call a 'training contract’, but like Isaque, has some ongoing work to do to become...

Posted: 03/08/2014 - 18:43

Our 3 amazing Bob the Builders gave up 2 months each of their normal lives to come to Beira, Mozambique where they shared their skills, talents and love of God in a building project at Kedesh - an orphanage for boys.  Their names are Bill, Ashley and Drew (BAD) here they are:


They worked with the boys sharing their skills and helping them to put those skills into practice in building an office and accommodation. Although they came already fit and lean, after 2 months of hard physical work in high temperatures and eating...

Posted: 05/06/2014 - 21:03


May Greetings from Mozambique


Finally, the legal office in Beira is ready for use – but only thanks to the skills and hard work of the Eagle family, BMS mission workers here. 


A Baptist Church in Beira enabled the Mozambique Christian lawyers to rent an office in the Church’s own building, however, it needed a lot of work before it was ready for use.


I had a lovely holiday for the first two weeks of May with a friend in South Africa, and what a surprise to come...

Posted: 01/04/2014 - 18:54


Today, 1 April 2014 was the first day of work of the first employee of the Association of Mozambican Christian Advocates (AMAC). Thanks be to God and to those who for many years have worked hard to plan for this day  – The President and Board of the Association of Mozambican Christian Lawyers, Pastors, BMS, Mission Worker Annet Ttendo and many others.


Isaque is a young Christian lawyer who has a degree in Law and has done what we would call his ‘training contract’. He has a heart to use law to serve God and people in the community.



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21st May 2015
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29th April 2015
New Letter "April 2015" added
Kathy Russell
7th April 2015
New Blog entry "Back to Beira" added
Kathy Russell
29th January 2015
New News Article "Turn right at the goat" added
Chris Hall
21st November 2014
New Letter "November 2014" added
Kathy Russell
11th November 2014
New Blog entry "Welcome Legal Assistant in Maputo" added
Kathy Russell
3rd August 2014
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27th June 2014
New Letter "June 2014" added
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