Motema is the result of many Christians thinking long and hard about what it looks like to be passionate about sharing the Gospel yet also caring about the physical needs of those less fortunate overseas. We are headquartered in Jackson, Tennessee, but the bulk of our work takes place in Kinshasa, DRC. Motema was founded by Mulata Moba, who immigrated to the United States from Congo in the 1980s. Mulata’s family and local church helped her found Helping Hands for Africa in 2009, and it has been an adventure since then. Our name changed to Motema Ministries in 2013–Motema means “heart” in Lingala, one of Congo’s main languages.