David & Edie Hicks

Career Missionaries since 2015, serving the Tonga people of Mozambique.

David and Edileuza (Edie) Hicks are church planting among the unreached Tonga people of Mozambique, Eastern Africa. They live in the city of Inhambane.

From the time he was five years old, David has had a growing interest in missions. He served as a student missionary in PNG from 1994 to 1996. He went on to study health and pastoral ministry at Weimar College where he graduated in 1998.

Edie immigrated to the USA from Brazil. As a girl, she read a book about Leo and Jessie Halliwell’s mission on the Amazon River. From that time on, she dreamed of being a missionary. Later, while a student at Instituto Adventista Paranaense (a Brazilian academy), she worked three summers as a literature evangelist. Finally, in 2011, while living in Massachusetts, she got her RN license.
After David and Edie heard a presentation by a furloughing AFM missionary in 2012, God moved their hearts to apply for mission service. They labored among the Ama and May River peoples in Papua New Guinea from 2015 to 2019. They then launched a new project among the Tonga people in March 2019.

The Tonga number about 335,000 people and speak two languages: Gitonga (a tribal language) and Portuguese. The Hickses will be focusing on local needs, such as women’s literacy, health and youth activities. Through this work they hope to build interest in Bible studies, prophecy seminars, Pathfinders and Adventist Youth (AY).

Frontier Stories


When Mina returned home, Tony’s threats became a reality, and he savagely beat her until she was able to escape.

By: Edie Hicks
May 01 2022, 10:40 am | Comments 0

The Blind Leading the Lost?

The Lord can use anybody in his work, even a blind lady guiding a group of sighted people. If we wish to be used by God, we need only to be willing and available—the opportunities will come.

By: Edie Hicks
March 01 2022, 10:59 am | Comments 0

Marciano – A Life Spared

We don’t know yet what God has in mind for Marciano. But we are thankful that the angel of the Lord protected our Bible study writer.

By: David Hicks
January 01 2022, 12:28 pm | Comments 0


Sadly, this story of family misunderstanding and coercion is common among the young people of Mozambique

By: David & Edie Hicks
December 01 2021, 10:15 am | Comments 0

Neighbor Baby Surprise

The family was very thankful for the prayer, and they continue to welcome Edie into their home. We will be helping and praying for our neighbors. Will you pray, too?

By: David & Edie Hicks
November 01 2021, 9:23 am | Comments 0

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