Ten Quick Facts on Covenant Kids Congo

Post a Comment » Written on September 12th, 2013     
Filed under: Child Sponsorship, Ground Update, Hope Sunday, News & Updates, Resources
1. The name of the city where most of the work is occurring on this Area Development Program (ADP) is Gemena which is located in the northwest region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo).

2. The name chosen by the local community for this particular ADP is Ledia which means ‘a better community’ in Mbaka.

3. The Covenant Church in Congo (CEUM) is the largest Covenant movement globally, with over 1,600 local churches all located in this region.

4. Covenant Kids Congo powered by World Vision is the first partnership between World Vision and an entire denomination (the Evangelical Covenant Church) attempting to improve the basic needs of our brothers and sisters in DR Congo.

5. Over 12,000 children were registered for sponsorship by 100+ community volunteers last summer. Of these volunteers, two-thirds were from The Free Church of Congo (CECU) and the Catholic Church of Congo (Molegbe Diocese); bringing together the body of Christ.

6. Since October 2012, close to 6,000 of these children have been sponsored by Covenant churches throughout the United States and Canada.

7. The local community identified clean water as the biggest need and so our main focus in year one is providing clean water sources to the people of Gemena. The Ledia Water Project will utilize a number of water sources throughout the area so that individuals only have to walk 200 meters for clean water instead of 2-5 miles.

8. As of June 2013, construction is underway on three new schools, providing a safe and dry place to learn, especially during the rainy season. 1,500 students are expected to enroll upon completion of schools.

9. Child sponsorship is $40/month with monthly donations being made in the name of the child but contributing toward the greater community needs. Children, their families, and the greater community will benefit from clean water, education, healthcare, food resources, and economic development.

10. Opportunities are available through Team World Vision, the 30 Hour Famine, and one-time donations to contribute in other ways towards this ministry.

Pray how you can be involved today. Consider sponsoring a child today!


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