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

Gritty Hospitality

Each time we experience a gritty crunch during a meal, it just reminds us of the hospitality of our 97-year-old friend.

By: David Hicks
September 01 2020, 2:05 pm | Comments 0

The Pruning

Since COVID-19 made its sudden appearance here in Mozambique in March, our mission has changed drastically.

By: David Hicks
August 01 2020, 9:35 am | Comments 0

Kids Helping

I am sure that Jesus was happy to see the children working hard and honoring their parents.

By: Edie Hicks
July 01 2020, 9:06 am | Comments 0

Separated from Market Friends

What if the Coronavirus enters our market? Culturally there is no social distancing here. Everyone is pressed together and touching. Another troubling reality for many of the rural families is their lack of water. Many households survive with only one five-gallon bucket of water a day for drinking, cooking and hygiene, which the woman often has to carry a long distance on her head.
My daily prayer is, “Lord, please keep the market ladies safe until we meet again!”

By: Edie Hicks
June 01 2020, 8:33 am | Comments 0

Befriending our Neighbors

We are excited to see how God will grow our friendships with our Muslim neighbors.

By: David Hicks
May 01 2020, 9:22 am | Comments 0

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