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Liz and Sergio Vilela
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Liz and Sergio are located in Beira, Mozambique. They are working alongside the Mozambican Baptist Convention helping to build capacity in mission training for nationals and community preschool projects. Liz and Sergio met in Brazil whilst Sergio was a mission worker with YWAM. After marrying, they worked in Brazil for a year before being called to work in England. They spent three years as youth pastors at Saffron Walden Baptist Church, which is now their sending church. Liz and Sergio had always felt a call to mission overseas, so when their time at their church ended, they sought opportunities to work with BMS. They moved to Mozambique in 2013. They have two children, Chloe and Joshua.
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  • 29 Apr 2019
    Life after the cyclone
    Posted by Liz and Sergio Vilela at 18:46 on Apr 29th, 2019
      It’s strange but also amazing to see how life continues even after a catastrophic natural disaster. To see how people pick themselves back up again and continue with life in the best way they can. Life for us is quite busy and we are involved in organising and doing some relief work as
  • 29 Mar 2019
    Cyclone Idai!!
    Posted by Liz and Sergio Vilela at 20:36 on Mar 29th, 2019
    I heard that there was going to be a cyclone in Beira, but I didn’t think too much of it as there had been a ‘cyclone’ in January that had caused some flooding in the city but flooding happens every year. However, this time the team received an email from Rachel, the BMS relief coordinator, r
  • 26 Feb 2019
    Top ten tips for surviving Mozambique (By the Action Team)
    Posted by Liz and Sergio Vilela at 08:21 on Feb 26th, 2019
    When taking the chapa (minibus public transport), fight for a window seat to get some fresh, clean smelling air, and so you don’t have to get up every time someone else jumps on. Don’t sit in the front seat of the chapa because if it stops abruptly, you’ll be out that windscreen.
  • 29 Jan 2019
    New baby!!!
    Posted by Liz and Sergio Vilela at 18:13 on Jan 29th, 2019
    We are always learning of the many traditions that Mozambicans have and there is one I learn of quite early on when we arrived and I had the opportunity to take part in it recently. It is done by Churches but probably all religions will have their own similar ceremony. When a baby is born, it must
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  • 6 Feb 2018
    A Message From Sergio
    Posted by Liz and Sergio Vilela at 11:07 on Feb 6th, 2018
  • 6 Feb 2018
    An Update From Liz
    Posted by Liz and Sergio Vilela at 11:01 on Feb 6th, 2018
  • 10 Jul 2017
    Introducing Liz Vilela
    Posted by Liz and Sergio Vilela at 10:07 on Jul 10th, 2017
  • 10 Jul 2017
    Meet Sergio Vilela
    Posted by Liz and Sergio Vilela at 10:05 on Jul 10th, 2017
  • Liz and Sergio Vilela’s planned summer home assignment has been postponed due to Cyclone Idai and so they will now be returning from the Friday 22 November to Sunday 12 January 2019. 

    Churches wishing to request a visit please click here and then scroll down to select the Request a mission worker option.

    Please note the deadline for requests is Monday 13 May. 

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Life after the cyclone
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  It’s strange but also amazing to see how life continues even after a catastrophic natural disaster. To see how people...

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April 2019
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Cyclone Idai!!
29th Mar 2019

I heard that there was going to be a cyclone in Beira, but I didn’t think too much of it...

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Top ten tips for surviving Mozambique (By the Action Team)
26th Feb 2019

When taking the chapa (minibus public transport), fight for a window seat to get some fresh, clean smelling air, and...

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