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

Prayer at a Sawmill

When I opened my eyes, I saw that Regina, an elderly neighbor, had noticed what we were doing and joined us as we prayed. Amizade is living up to his nickname, bringing us together as friends.

By: Edie Hicks
February 25 2020, 3:57 pm | Comments 0

A Maid Named Edna

Sometimes we wonder why it takes 10 days to complete a simple work visa document, or why we have delays in opening a bank account, or why we must wait three hours in line. Could it be so that we can have opportunities to share our faith?

By: David Hicks
January 01 2020, 3:38 pm | Comments 0

Thank You Mr. Hein

We are very appreciative of how Mr. Hein risked his car to help us move to Mozambique. God bless you, Hein!

By: David & Edie Hicks
December 01 2019, 10:01 am | Comments 0

God is Our GPS

We have faith that God sees us from His throne in heaven and is guiding us like our GPS.

By: David & Edie Hicks
November 01 2019, 9:32 am | Comments 8

Good Morning Mozambique

How many more mornings will it be until they know their Savior and Creator?

By: David Hicks
October 01 2019, 10:56 am | Comments 0

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