Francisco José de Abreu Vieira is the pastor of Alliance Community Baptist Church. He is married to Claudia Neilane, and they have five children, João Lucas, Tamara, Inácio, Stela, and Felicina. The church began as a church plant in the city of Maputo, Mozambique in 2015.  They are a reformed confessional church with about 70 members, and they have around 100 in attendance most Sundays. Their goal is to plant reformed churches through the local leadership that they are discipling and training.  They presently offer a seminary degree in Reformed Theology with as many as fifty students taking classes, all through their local church. 

Update from the Vieira Family (May 2024):

We hope each one of you finds your selves in full communion with God and in good health. On our side, we are by the grace of God, walking and growing each day amidst all situations.


In the January letter, we forgot to mention that Neilane and Inácio celebrated
another year of life, she on the 18th and he on the 24th, to the glory of God. In
February, we dove back into family and ministry routines with full force. Our
children returned to classes, João, Tamara, and Felicina continue homeschooling.
Over the past two months, we have seen by the grace of God that our children
have grown both in stature and in grace and knowledge. Of course, the work is
hard, and we still face the challenges of being steadfast, consistent, and coherent
believers, trusting that they will grow as true disciples of Christ. Additionally, I took
a trip to the USA from the 13th to the 27th, where I attended two missions
conferences hosted by Anchored in Truth and was tremendously ministered to. I
believe that this conference showed me the spiritual and emotional care that I
needed; it was a time of learning and fellowship with brothers in Christ. I thank
Anchored in Truth mission for providing me with this time of refreshment. Soli Deo


We have started the Jiu-Jitsu project, the Ruth project, and children's worship.
We returned Sunday School with four classes (membership, working through the
9 Marks of a Healthy Church, children's class - What is the Gospel, teenagers
studying the Smaller Catechism, new members of the 1689 Baptist Confession).
Additionally, we've started small groups on Wednesdays. We began with the
study of the doctrines of grace and reading John Piper's book "The Five Points". In
these small groups, our liturgy starts with spiritual songs, prayer time, brief
comments on Sunday's sermon, a brief exposition of our weekly devotion, study
time, concluding with prayer and fellowship afterward. Brothers, by the grace of
God, our church has remained strong in doctrine and piety. Our prayer and
intercession request is that our church never becomes lukewarm or forsakes the
first love. May the grace and peace of our Lord Jesus continue to empower and
strengthen you.

Prayer Requests

-For our health, Neilane, together with Tamara, need to go to Brazil to take care of some health issues. Tamara needs to see a cardiologist and we don't have a pediatric cardiologist here. Our wish and prayer is that they can leave at the end of April and return in June.

-We ask that you pray that God will direct us in wisdom regarding our
health insurance, our current insurance is no longer being accepted by
hospitals in Mozambique, and the bureaucracy to carry out an
emergency procedure is now great and they advise us to pay and ask for
reimbursement, the problem is that we don't always have the financial
means to pay for consultations and exams, and sometimes it takes too
long and bureaucratic for them to reimburse us. But, we cannot stay in a
foreign country without insurance. We are deciding whether to continue
with the current insurance or take out another insurance right here in

-We asked for prayers for guidance regarding the purchase of land for a
church, we had one in mind, but the owner is not being honest with us,
so we decided to decline the purchase and start from scratch in the
search for another land.

-We ask for prayers for our church to continue growing spiritually so
that we may reach spiritual maturity each day.

With love in Christ,
Vieira Family.