Flags of the Nations: Mozambique

The flag of Mozambique is made up of five symbolic colors and four symbolic images: Green stands for the riches of the land, the white fimbriations signify peace, black represents the African continent, yellow symbolizes the country's minerals, and red represents the struggle for independence. The rifle stands for defence and vigilance, the open book symbolizes the importance of education, the hoe represents the country's agriculture, and the star symbolizes Marxism and internationalism.

Since September 1, 2009, the Church of the Nazarene's Global Ministry Center (GMC) proudly flies a flag each week of one of the many nations in which the denomination is present in ministry. Leaders were invited to send a national flag to be flown at the GMC alongside the flag of the United States*. The national flags rotate weekly, and photos of them raised are sent to the church leaders of that country.

This week: Mozambique

The Church of the Nazarene officially entered Mozambique in 1922.

Mozambique had a population of 26,573,706 in 2017. That same year, Mozambique reported 1,953 Churches of the Nazarene, 943 of which had been officially organized. Mozambique has 205,547 total members.

Located on the Africa Region, Mozambique has four Phase 3 districts and seven Phase 2 districts. For more information about the Africa Region, visit africanazarene.org.

* = The weekly highlighted flag is raised on the middle of three poles in compliance with U.S. government protocols. It flies to the left of the GMC host-nation United States flag, which flies above the host-state flag of Kansas. The Christian flag flies on the third pole.

The Global Ministry Center is the mission and service hub of the Church of the Nazarene.

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