This is the team on the ground; the ones that make the day-to-day organization happen.
Carla grew up in a missionary family, living on Youth With A Mission bases in the States and Russia for part of her childhood. When she was 18 she spent 6 months in Bangladesh, and a couple years later visited China for 2 months. Through those times, God confirmed His call on her life to long-term missions.
While studying at the University of Missouri--Rolla, she met Jon, who had just returned from a mission trip to the Philippines, and their mutual calling drew them together from the start. They graduated, married, and found themselves in Africa in the space of one year. After returning to Mozamibique in 2014, Carla founded and currently heads up a sewing school that empowers widows and single mothers to support themselves.
Jon and Carla have three children, Kyran (8), Jariel (3), and Alizah (0) who get to continue the family tradition of growing up in missions.
Jon was raised in a pastor's family, but found Christ for himself during his freshman year in college. He became active in the Vineyard church, led many Bible studies and brought several friends to the Lord. One year he turned down a lucrative summer internship and went on a mission trip to the Philippines instead. His life has never been the same. That summer, he felt God call him to the nations, and he has followed that calling ever since. He spent another summer break in Brazil, and after college he married Carla and pursued God's leading to Mozambique in 2008. They served there with Iris Ministries for 3 years as directors of a base that included an orphanage, Bible school, compassion ministries, relief work, and a pastors' network. They returned to the States for 3 years, where Jon worked as a Resident Director at the Missouri University of Science and Technology until God called them to establish a new mission organization and return to Mozambique.
Jon's passions and skills for discipleship and leadership development are sorely needed in Mozambique, and there is never a lack of work for him. He currently spearheads the business creation, church partnership, and overall vision portions of the Equip Mozambique team. He also designs websites, does import/export, and creates videos on the side.Jon and Carla have a combined decade of work overseas on three different continents, but the majority of their time has been spent in Mozambique, where they worked with Iris Ministries overseeing a children's center, Bible school, and pastoral support network. The past several years have been spent recovering and working at the Missouri University of Science and Technology where Carla taught English and Jon worked as a Resident Director for Residential Life. They have two children, Kyran and Jariel.
Jon's passion is for discipleship and leadership development are sorely needed in Mozambique, and there is never a lack of work for him. He currently spearheads the business creation, church partnership, and overall vision portions of the Equip Mozambique team. He also designs websites, does import/export, and creates videos on the side.
Dino joined Equip Mozambique to help with videos, computers, Source of Life application and the media; He also helps us with other things. He is a young man who studies at Pedagogical Universityof Mozambique in the field of computer science, his greatest desire is to improve and gain more skill in the world of technology, especially in the areas of Audiovisual, Computer Network and hardware. He has a strong will to learn; He has dreams of taking a course in Audiovisual (FILMING AND VIDEO EDITING) outside of Mozambique. He loves to serve God in the area of Media, it is visible the passion that he has. He is recently married to Julia.
Joshua 24; 15
Flávia Horácio joined team Mozambique as a collaborator helping in the area of purchases and sales, she lives with her daughter slanny whom she loves very much, she is happy to be part of the team because being in the team for her is to serve others like Jesus Taught. Flavia's desire is to see the purposes and objectives of equip Mozambique spread to many countries in order to equip them, because the more the project grows, the more people will be equipped, and some will see some of their needs fulfilled. It has been a great blessing in our midst.
Bernardo is a member of our board of directors and he skillfully handles our Mozambican paperwork, administration, and documentation, and is a good friend. He and his wife, Delfina, have three kids, who are about the same age as the Reinagels'.
After working a number of years in the banking industry, Bernardo has recently felt called to open his own business in consulting, organization, and administration. Jon currently shares an office with him and they have many great conversations about the culture and what God is doing.