4000-157-Burnette, Daryl and Leah

Kids clubs in our community and surrounding areas that teach Bible basics while incorporating Scripture memorization.
Starting businesses to employ locals and help boost the local economy with the ultimate goal to make disciples of our employees.

The Makua Nahara people are very hospitable and welcoming but are one of the largest unreached people groups in all of Southern Africa. 50% of the population in Mozambique is under the age of 15 years old giving us a large audience to work with in children’s ministries. About 90% of the population lives off the land and has simple concrete or grass housing structures. Many of the locals are jobless but willing to work. The Makua Nahara people are deeply rooted in ethnic religions, Islamic practices, and cult worship. They are only 0.02% Evangelical and the Bible is not yet completed in being translated into their language.

Pray that the hearts of the Makua people will be opened to the love of Jesus.
Pray that we will demonstrate God’s love through everything we do.

About us:
Our family motto is “We aren’t an ordinary family, but we are a forever family.” Daryl and Leah met while in college, were married in 2006, and began forming our family in 2009. Before even meeting, we separately knew that one day we would welcome children into our home through adoption, but we had no idea what God had in store for our future.

The adoption process began in 2009 and in January 2010 we received the most precious gift of twins. It was through the adoption of our twins that God began to open our eyes to the plight of the orphan around the world. So we prayed and researched ways that we could serve God and help those in need. Later in 2010 we felt God directing us to full-time missions and so the process began with WorldVenture. In November 2011, we received another precious gift through adoption, our third child, who is a full biological sibling to our twins. This reassured us that we were following God’s plan.

Leah graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2007 with a BS in Elementary Education and has spent 6 years teaching fifth grade in the public school system. She wants to use her education and experience in Mozambique to educate at risk children in the basics of reading, writing, and mathematics. Daryl graduated from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia with a BS in Business Finance. He comes from a long line of entrepreneurs and hopes to use these skills on the field to develop business to help people have a sustainable income and provide for their family.

Mozambique, Africa