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Armindo Mapoissa

Armindo Mapoissa was born in Maputo City, Mozambique in a Christian family. He had his first contact with the church when his parents took him to church to join the kids’ group. Mapoissa grew up in the church and later joined the youth group, where he took on leadership positions. He became the youth president, then the youth district president, and later a deputy president at the annual conference level.

In 2004, Mapoissa was appointed by the bishop to work as a youth executive secretary. He held that position for four years. That same year, he was elected during the Central Conference session in South Africa, as an African young adult member to the Division on Ministries with Young People, that met every year in Nashville. I was reelected in 2008.

In 2006, Mapoissa was elected as a youth coordinator for the Southern Africa Youth Network, coordinating all young people activities in the annual conferences of this region. In 2009, he was hired by Young People’s Ministries to work with young people in Africa. This same position later changed to contract staff in Africa, a position he still holds today.

Mapoissa has trained young people in several African countries and attended several international events organized by Discipleship Ministries. In 2018, he was appointed by Bishop Nhanala to work as a Volunteers in Mission coordinator and church development officer in the Annual Conference of Mozambique Episcopal Area.

Mapoissa is married to Mergina Mapoissa and has three children: Kataleya, Hayley, and Ryan.