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Liz and Sergio Vilela

Sergio and Liz Vilela

Who: Liz and Sergio Vilela

Where: Mozambique

How long: Since 2013

Principal ministries: Church

Liz and Sergio are serving in Beira, Mozambique. They are working alongside the Mozambican Baptist Convention helping to build capacity in youth ministry and community projects.

Liz and Sergio met in Brazil when she volunteered with YWAM during her university holidays. Sergio was already working as a mission worker with them. After marrying in 2007 they continued to work in Brazil for another year and then both felt called by God to do some Christian work in England. As a result they have spent three years as youth pastors at Saffron Walden Baptist Church, which is now their sending church.

Liz and Sergio knew moving to England would not be long term as they had always felt a call to mission overseas. So when their time at the church ended in 2011, they felt it was right to seek opportunities to work with BMS.

They have one daughter, Chloe.



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Posted: 21/03/2017 - 08:23

Mozambicans have learnt not to go near someone who is having a fit as it is contagious!

This was one question that was raised during the basic first aid training that was held last week for PEPE teachers. Someone also said that there is a tradition to take a shoe off and put it to the persons mouth and nose when they are having a fit. To hear this was an indication of the importance of the training that we had organised. Here there are a lot of traditions that are passed down the generations and people accept them without questioning why or if the tradition is logical.


Posted: 20/02/2017 - 13:37

Is play really that important? It’s just something to do to distract children, but they don’t learn from it…..


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Key dates

Liz and Sergio will be on home assignment in the UK and available to request for mission worker visits from 22 November to 17 December 2017 and from 3 to 7 January 2018.

Churches wishing to request a visit should please click on the link to BMS Speakers in the BMS Speakers box on the left hand side of this page and then select Request a mission worker visit.

Please submit your request by 19 June 2017.

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