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Citizen Advocacy Groups Catalyze Change

By Covenant missionary Pete Ekstrand

Citizen Advocacy Group
One of the initiatives of Covenant Kids Congo powered by World Vision is to train up Citizen Advocacy Groups. Recently I accompanied the CKC team as they visited the first group formed in Gemena. It

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God’s Great Love for the Children of Congo

“See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!”

-1 John 3:1 (NIV)

By CKC Project Leader Donn Engebretson

Allow me to tell you about

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On the Ground in DR Congo: A Letter from President Gary Walter

1 Comment » Written on June 19th, 2018     
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By Gary Walter, President of the Evangelical Covenant Church

I just recently returned from DR Congo. I wanted to visit one more time before retirement to see progress on the ground. Choose any of the following words. They are all

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How the Young People’s Parliament Advocates for Children’s Rights

By CKC Project Manager Cat Knarr

Young People's Parliament

On a hot afternoon in June, kids ages 10 to 17 gathered in a classroom in Gemena, DR Congo for a plenary session of the Young People’s Parliament. They sat around desks and discussed

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My Visit to Congo: Dean’s Experience

Post a Comment » Written on August 18th, 2017     
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Dean Honnette is the senior pastor of Hope Center Covenant Church in Pleasant Hill, California. He recently traveled to DR Congo on a CKC Pastoral Vision Trip. These are his reflections on the experience.

Dean meets Saverine, his sponsored child.

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Bokonzo Water System Serves Thousands

1 Comment » Written on July 20th, 2017     
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By Covenant missionary Pete Ekstrand

Bokonzo water kiosk

Recently I joined the Covenant Kids Congo team on their visit to the expanded and renewed Bokonzo water system. Thanks to CKC powered by World Vision for renewing this critical water source for the Bokonzo,

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Mama Beatrice’s Story: Working Hard to Feed Her Family

By CKC Project Manager Cat Knarr

In Mama Beatrice’s garden, she’s growing spinach and other greens. She learned how to farm these vegetables through a women’s agricultural group supported by Covenant Kids Congo. Her garden produces enough to feed her

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Water access adds unexpected benefits

Post a Comment » Written on April 17th, 2017     
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A nearby water kiosk holds more than the usual health, household, and education-related benefits for Mama YuYu and her family of seven.

Mama YuYu lives in Gemena, and has trained for and earned the rank of water kiosk officer in

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Watch the New CKC Videos

By CKC Project Manager Cat Knarr

See the transformation that’s happening in your sponsored child’s community – and share these videos with your church, so others can see, too! All six of these new videos can be downloaded from Vimeo

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Hermine’s Story: Overcoming Malnutrition

By CKC Project Manager Cat Knarr

hermine-picture-folderMany of you have seen a picture folder like this one on the right. You might have picked up a folder when your church had a Hope Sunday, and you opened it to read

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