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

Going to Church

David had a two-minute lesson about praying for the latter rain of the Holy Spirit. Then we prayed and sang for the showers of blessings to come to each member’s heart, ended vespers early and went home.

By: Edie Hicks
February 01 2019, 4:15 am | Comments 0

Malai’s Axe

Please remember Malai in your prayers. Over the last two years, we have watched him mature, fall in love with Jesus and be baptized. He now dreams of finishing school and becoming a nurse.

By: David Hicks
December 01 2018, 3:15 am | Comments 0

Turned Back from Drupas

The threat was real, and all of us were in mortal danger if we continued downriver. “Lord, help us know what to do,” we prayed.

By: David Hicks
November 01 2018, 11:45 am | Comments 0

Reverse Culture Shock

At May River, we have never been invited to a villager’s house for Sabbath lunch. But while on our furlough we have been invited into many homes not only to eat but to talk, fellowship and sleep, too. You have truly made us happy by your hospitality. God Bless all of you!

By: David Hicks
October 01 2018, 5:33 am | Comments 0

The Puzzle

Friends, thank you for your care packages. They can be life-changing.

By: David Hicks
August 01 2018, 6:22 am | Comments 0

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