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

Farewell, From Tonga

Our final desire is for you to support Geovan and Daniele Machú as you supported us. Goodbye, until we meet again in heaven!

By: David & Edie Hicks
July 01 2023, 9:04 am | Comments 0

Baptized on a Church Pew

I can imagine the smile on Jesus’ face stretched wide as He watched His precious daughter baptized in the pristine Indian Ocean.

By: David Hicks
June 01 2023, 4:06 pm | Comments 0

The Robbery

I experienced the best and worst of Mozambique during this event, but I pray that the man reads the evangelistic books he stole and finds Jesus.

By: Edie Hicks
May 01 2023, 2:45 pm | Comments 0

Homeless Rafael Receives a Roof

Each time we bring food, Edie reads the Bible and prays with Rafael, who listens very attentively and thanks Edie for worshiping with him. Lana also joins the prayer. We believe Rafael is almost ready for Bible studies.

By: David Hicks
April 01 2023, 10:32 am | Comments 0

Luna Invited Me Into Her Home

It is often through much intercessory prayer that the Holy Spirit softens a heart and resolves any issues separating a soul from Christ. Please pray for Luna.

By: Edie Hicks
March 01 2023, 2:58 pm | Comments 0

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