In Southern Mozambique, near the Swaziland border, sits a rural village called Namaacha. In this place, the problems are many: a growing HIV and AIDS rate, poverty and hunger, declining agriculture production, and fractured families. And in this place, a local church is working to live out compassion. Their focus is investing in the lives — and dreams — of children. Pastor Admirado Chaguala has been leading the congregation for seven years. Here, he shares their story alongside photos taken by Scott Bennett, who spent time with the church while leading a LoveWorks team from Point Loma Nazarene University.
You can see a longer version of the “Dreams of Hope” photo essay on page 14 of the latest issue of NCM Magazine.