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

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

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

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