Organization: Marketplace Ministries Worldwide
Meet the Kennedys, our latest Marketplace Missionaries. Both of them grew up in Zimbabwe. For the past five years they have lived and worked in northern Mozambique. Tarryn teaches grades 4 and 5 at an international school and is currently studying for her law degree. Johnwayne is an experienced leader, working with youth and young adults ministry for over 10 years. He currently works with Eggs for Africa, one of two egg producers in northern Mozambique, with responsibility for overseeing operations and administration for the company.
Better nutrition for rural children in Mozambique is a pressing and well-documented need. Research compiled in 2008 shows that 48% of children living in rural Mozambique experience severe malnutrition, and 39% of children do not have access to safe drinking water within 30 minutes of their homes or schools. Despite nearly five years of peace, political stability and economic growth, Mozambique remains one of the poorest countries in the world. We believe that there is a unique window of opportunity to positively impact this region with the message of God’s redemptive love.