OBRIGADO MUCOMBEZE: A MISSION TO MOZAMBIQUE THAT BUILT HOPE AND JOINED HEARTS
Filmed at the SAM Ministries mission in Mozambique, Obrigado Mucombeze documents Shook Construction's company mission trip to build teacher dormitories for a remote school. Follow along eight employees' journey across the world as they are immersed in the Mozambican culture and share what they discovered: that in giving back, they received far more than they could have imagined.
80 minutes | Mucombeze, Mozambique | A film by MANAVISION
As part of a global mission trip program, Shook Construction sent eight employees to Mozambique, East Africa, in April 2022 to build new, on-campus teacher dormitories for a remote school for SAM Ministries. Located near the remote village of Mucombeze in west central Mozambique is a 2,350-acre farm owned solely by the SAM Ministries mission to enable their training and community development initiatives.
Seeking a team passionate about storytelling, Shook partnered with ManaVision who traveled to Mozambique with the team to capture the experience. Under their direction, the documentary, Obrigado Mucombeze (Thank You Mucombeze), invites others to follow the journey across the world to share what the team discovered: that in giving back, they received far more than they could have imagined.
With a mission To Dramatically Improve the Communities We Serve, Shook Construction saw this film as an opportunity to promote the power and impact of serving on a global level and hopes it will serve as a guiding tool for educating and inspiring others to make a difference.
ABOUT SAM MINISTRIES' MISSION IN MOZAMBIQUE
SAM Ministries’ agent in Mozambique (ASAM, or Associação Amor Moçambique) is a registered non-profit in Canada and is currently in the process of obtaining their 501(c)(3) non-profit status in the U.S. Their mission is To Love God and Love People so they Have a Chance to Love God and People.
Located strategically in the central province of Manica, their mission base is a 2,350-acre farm, owned solely by the mission to enable training and development initiatives. The land was purchased in 2004 and SAM Ministries is now in the process of establishing much needed infrastructure for the growing needs of their various programs. Although much of their work is focused on and around the area they are located in Mucombeze, their extensive training efforts now reach into the four central provinces of the country: Manica, Sofala, Tete, and Zambezi Provinces.
As they seek to address the many challenges facing Mozambicans day to day, SAM Ministries' strategy is to focus on the training and development of leaders who can impact many more than we can individually, and to focus on the care and development of children who, without a doubt, will have the greatest impact on the future success of Mozambique and her people.