Mark and Les Harper

Personal Profile

Pioneer missionaries Mark and Lesley Harper have pioneered ministry serving the people of Mozambique for 25 years. They left Johannesburg and commenced their life’s mission in the capital city Maputo under the auspices of Youth for Christ

Project Profile

Having established the ministry in Maputo, they negotiated a portion of government land, near the town of Xai Xai for the purpose of building a training centre.

The completed and well-equipped Bethel Centre has ministered to hundreds of youths, pastors, teachers, care givers and mentors who have passed through the courses presented by Mark and Les, impacting thousands of lives, ministries and communities.

Later the Harpers transitioned to service in Pro-Vision International, a missionary support and community development agency. Today they lead this mentoring ministry in Mozambique.

They travel the length and breadth of Mozambique, preaching and teaching in remote villages, showing the Jesus film, leading disaster relief, distributing handheld solar charged audio Bibles, mentoring and encouraging local churches pastors.

Immediate Needs

Bibles in the vernacular R10000

Audio Bibles for the illiterate R50000

Training materials for pastoral and leadership courses R22000

Child support for Royal Treasures R15000 per month

Support for two University students: the fruit of the ministry R5000 per month


The Harpers have established and oversee two homes for orphaned and vulnerable children who are named Royal Treasures. A number of aged widows and the indigent are given loving care.

During the floods of 2000, in the 2019 Cyclone Idai and in 2021 Cyclone Eloise floods Mark and Les coordinated and led relief efforts in the stricken areas, providing emergency food, water purification, seed for replanting of crops, and directing the building of 184 small homes to replace those destroyed by the cyclones.

The Harpers travel thousands of kilometres to Cabo Del Gado province in the North to encourage and minister to pastors, churches and community leaders traumatised by the brutality of the fundamentalist Islamic insurgents.

God is impacting people, churches and communities in Mozambique through their work.