Karawa Coffee Project is underway

Wedia Gbabolo watering newly planted coffee seeds

“I chose to participate in the coffee project to plan for the future of my children.” commented Wedia Gbabolo.  Wedia was the only woman amongst the planters gathered to welcome the CEUM delegation

It is God who gives the growth – CEUM General Assembly

We all want to take credit for something good, however small our part was,” said Josef Rasheed in the third of his six messages to the CEUM Biennial General Assembly in Bumba Jan 14-19.  As chaplain for the

Funerals and the Importance of Repetition

We went to a funeral at Karawa last week.  It was a heartbreaking one for Lingawe Sarah Singa, a 19 year old junior in the nutrition section at Lycee Vanette, the girls’ HS at Karawa, had died after being sick

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