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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: 04/12/2016 - 16:13

The Association of Mozambican Christian lawyers in Maputo, who I work with, have just done the last legal education for the year and so we can breathe a little and catch up on the admin - on writing for you, reporting and of course to continue to welcome in new clients.


We’ve continued to do a few legal educations in Churches during their Sunday morning services. Services typically go for about 3-4 hours and some Pastors have approached us to ask AMAC to use 40 minutes of that to talk about an area of law of importance to them. Each time the Pastor has asked us to discuss family law - and domestic violence which we do from both a Biblical and legal perspective...

Posted: 05/08/2016 - 07:55

After almost 6 rushed but great weeks in the UK, I’m back to work in Maputo with Marie Josée and Leonardo and the members of AMAC (Association of Mozambican Christian advocates). It was lovely to be home with everyone and I very much appreciated the support and encouragement of the Churches, family and friends who I was blessed to spend time with, thank you so much.


Marie Josée only started with AMAC in June and is the first lawyer...

Posted: 03/06/2016 - 21:24

First of June is Children’s day, a fun day where children are celebrated and we in our AMAC (Association of Mozambican Christian Lawyers) office had balloons - to celebrate day one of AMAC’s newest employee and first qualified lawyer, Marie Joseé. It is a huge blessing to work with her and Leonardo (Law Student and Admin Assistant) in the Maputo office.

Marie Joseé has been an active member of AMAC since she joined in 2015, she has a deep commitment to God, a clear passion for justice and compassion for the disadvantaged. Marie Joseé is also clearly a lawyer - when I arrived in Maputo I asked everyone I met for contact details of Christian lawyers...

Posted: 10/04/2016 - 18:27

Tomorrow, Monday 11 April, we receive here in Mozambique the immediate past President of the Law Society of England and Wales, Andrew Caplen. Following his visit to Uganda he is coming to support AMAC in meeting with Government and other institutions and to speak with lawyers and law students here about true access to justice. We pray these meetings and opportunities will go well.


These last few months have seen some exciting times for our AMAC offices in Maputo and in Beira. We’ve been privileged to share more about what the law says about protection of children and to continue to build relationships. We’ve also been privileged to assist clients.


Posted: 29/01/2016 - 13:16


The Baptist Church here in the South of Mozambique has its own assembly each year and this year, I was invited to take part in Macia, Gaza province, only a 3-4 hour drive from Maputo. It was a wonderful treat for me to get out of the city for a few days and meet with so many people from all over, to hear their stories and also to share a little of the work of AMAC (Association of Mozambican Christian Lawyers).


While I was enjoying the countryside in Macia, our Law Student / Assistant in the AMAC Maputo office...

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Latest activity

9th December 2016
New Letter "December 2016" added
Kathy Russell
4th December 2016
New Blog entry "December already!" added
Kathy Russell
26th September 2016
New Letter "September 2016" added
Kathy Russell
5th August 2016
New Blog entry "Back in Maputo" added
Kathy Russell
7th July 2016
New News Article "The refugee who became a lawyer" added
Hailey Brendon
3rd June 2016
New Blog entry "Welcome Marie Josee" added
Kathy Russell
28th April 2016
Chris Hall
10th April 2016
New Blog entry "Welcomed Visit and Prayer" added
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2nd February 2016
New Letter "February 2016" added
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29th January 2016
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