Alex and Melanie Viana are two of Life for Mozambique’s founding members. In the fall of 2015 they moved to Mozambique to support our local ministries there. The Vianas are currently tackling intensive language learning courses in the capitol city of Maputo. Their goal is to transition to city of Beira by the end of 2016. There they will provide instruction to pastors and leaders in the areas of theology, Bible, and leadership training; as well as raise up vocational and self-sustainment opportunities for individuals and our two orphanages. In doing so, they are supporting our churches, ministries, and the local communities in ways that maintain dignity and provide a way forward for the country of Mozambique.
Alex and Melanie have been married for 19 years and each possess over two decades of local church leadership and ministry experience. Having run his own business for 29 years, Alex brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to their daily work in Mozambique. Additionally, Melanie has a Masters of Arts in Theology degree Fuller Theological Seminary. In 2009, they adopted their seven-year-old twin sons, Joshua and Joseph. The boys own the biggest smiles and hearts in the eastern hemisphere and are attending school in Maputo. They are also working on perfecting their light saber sound effects. In their free time, Melanie likes to sew and quilt, while Alex enjoys watching Portuguese TV shows to assist with his language acquisition.