meet the missionary
Celia Mendes, a fiery Brazilian by birth, arrived in Africa in 2003. She worked with Heidi Baker and Iris Ministries before moving to pioneer a new work in the Gumbani Village of Mozambique. At far flung we call her a lioness because of the fearless way she always says “yes” to God. She speaks 3 languages, loves great tasting food, and makes up her own phrases (please ask us about her phrases hahah).
Water is something we don’t truly value like we should. In Gumbane village, there is no clean water. There have been wells dug but it’s salt water. 20x saltier than the ocean! So what now? Celia has built water towers around the village and distributes 17 gallons of water a week to each family! Far-Flung is proud to be a part of this initiative by building more towers and donating a truck to fill the towers! Water is such a precious resource to the people of Gumbane.
Feed children in Gumbane village, visit homes for prayer, encourage the local church, and put on a massive children's day for the entire community. After all that adventure, we’ll still squeeze in a safari!
Trip location - Maputo, Mozambique
Trip Cost - $2,300
trip at a glance
It’s the highlight of the year for the kids in Gumbani Village as we celebrate Children’s Day. Face Painting, Inflatables, and Evangelism. Walk through the bush won home visits to pray with the community. Minister in the local church, help in the daily feeding and prayer. Jump in on one of the many projects happening around the campus. Enjoy nightly worship and reflection with the far flung team. OH YEAH! Bring binoculars as we take our recreation day to go on a Safari in Kruger National Park.