Elias was born in a district called Nhamatanda, Sofala-province in Mozambique (southeast Africa). From a family of nine children, two of these having already passed away. Elias became a Christian in 1994 at a Youth Camp held by Teen Missions. His passion to serve the Lord began at 12 years of age. When he turned 17 years old, and while at Bible institute, he grew a great compassion for the rejected, helpless and vulnerable people in the world. At that time his main passion was for the elderly, who are vulnerable and helpless. His desire is to bring the Kingdom of God among these groups (presenting a holistic gospel to them) doing whatever it takes in obedience to God in order to help these people physically, morally and spiritually.
In 2005 Elias did the “Discipleship Training School” with YWAM. One year later all in faith Elias moved from his own comfort zone to start living in remote villages to establish the ministry among the vulnerable and helpless people.
In April 2008 Elias did another training with Ellel Ministries on Inner Healing, Deliverance and Restoration of the broken-hearted in Pretoria, South Africa. Soon after this there was a growth of God’s work through him. Some of the first converts from Islam through Elias grasped his vision and responded God’s call. Others soon teamed up with him for the official birth of the “New Life Restoration Ministries” bringing the Kingdom of God among the unreached and helpless people in Mozambique.