Wonderful Celebration for Makanza Bridge Dedication

What a celebration the CEUM, community and government had earlier this week at the dedication of the Makanza bridge at Boyambi, 27 kms East of Gemena.  Together we celebrated how all can work together with a US partner to complete

Zulu camp dining hall dedication

Early in July the CEUM dedicated the new dining hall at the Zulu Discipleship Center and Bible Camp.  It was a GREAT celebration with worship, dancing before the Lord, choirs, preaching the Word, prayers and thanksgiving and of course great

Enjoyable July visit by Mason City team

We enjoyed hosting the Mason City team of Bob, Greg, Pam and Terry July 21-28, actually July 19-28 for Pete because he flew to Kinshasa to greet them and then returned with them.  We kept them busy and they were

Writing workshop for Congolese French teachers

16 French teachers and school principals gave deep appreciation to Nancy Janney, Pete’s cousin, for the writing workshop  she gave them July 17-19.  Nancy came to Congo for weeks the end of July as leader the Ames Evangelical Free Church’s

Encouraging reception for CHE in Bogose-Nubea

Last week we had a GREAT time of CHE (Community Health Evangelism) training at Bogose-Nubea.  We were with the 18 head nurses of each of the health centers and the 18 Presidents of the CODESA for each area of health

“Savings is changing my life,” Mama Olonu

Olonu Ndaba is a testimony to her family and neighborhood.










Olonu is a member of the Bolingo (Love) women’s savings group.  She is 75 years old and has been a widow

Expanded Bokonzo water system serves thousands

Last week I joined the Covenant Kids Congo (CKC) 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, Gemena II and

Educated, Inspired and Challenged in South Africa

I was educated, inspired and challenged at the Consultation for African partners of Covenant World Relief (CWR) that I attended in May.  Representatives came from 2 partners Cameroon, the Central African Republic (CAR), eastern DRC and me from NW DRC,

CAR refugees yearning to become self-supporting

I was very encouraged to hear the refugees from the Central African Republic at the Inke Refugee camp express their strong desire to become self-sufficient in food and to have means to earn an income.  That is a change from

The saga of getting the Hilux off the barge

Getting our new Hilux off the barge was a huge undertaking.  Thanks to Dawili Debo’s ingenuity, persistance and negotiating skills he got the truck safely off the barge and on to Gemena.

The barge arrived at the port of Akula