Grant & Riana Franke





With a background in teaching, Biblical studies and missions, the adjustment to running a school among a Least Reached People group was not too difficult. However after 8 years of teaching and managing schools in Mozambique, Grant and Riana have applied themselves to one main task – the evangelisation and discipleship of the unreached Makhua Nahara on the coast. After 8 years of watching umpteen teachers come and go due to not having maturity in Christ, they realised that effective schooling amongst the Makhua could only happen when the primary problem of their spiritual poverty was addressed.

With their children Nyiko 10, Teresa 8 and Joshua 5 they are living in an area of the Makhua Nahara tribe. Presently Grant spends his working hours language learning, translating and writing evangelistic material, which he and a fellow Christian Makhua aim to take to the 300 000 scattered Makhua Nahara Muslims on the coast. Recently they began to take the message of the gospel to a small group of Muslim fishermen who work and pray on the beach nearby. Grant says, “It was amazing to witness their hunger and openness to God’s word. I sense there is a very large ministry here, which very few people are involved in.

Riana spends her her time homeschooling, housekeeping and visiting the many Makhua people in the neighbourhood.


  • For the stability of their children as they grow up in the mission.
  • For the Makhua Nahara tribe – that they would truly find Jesus.
  • For the success of the translated Bible stories and gospel booklets which are presently being translated.
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