A Day in the Life of a Missionary — Hearse Driver

Wait, did I read that correctly?  Hearse driver?  Yes, indeed.  And that was some of my role last Saturday afternoon. The 32 year old daughter of long-time CEUM school inspector Gwanago tragically died in Kinshasa August 31 after only a

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A Day in the Life of a Missionary — a Procurement Agent

From time to time I’m asked a question such as: what are your responsibilities or what does a “normal” day look like for you?  Well, there are lots of responsibilities and I don’t know what a “normal” day is, or

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New Modem for Karawa – Thanks Lord for quick service

Sometimes systems can work very quickly and efficiently.  This past Sunday, April 19, I learned that the modem for the satellite internet system at Karawa had some physical problems.  It appears that somehow it hit the concrete floor.  It is

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Rev Mbangiye Remembered as Initiator of Ngakpo Evangelism

Remembering the passion and impact of Rev. Mbangiye Epolapola, friend and former Congo missionary wrote this story about being mentored by Rev. Mbangiye to bring the Gospel to those who were unreached.

“How would you and Ruth like to go

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Loko Hospital Celebrates 50 Years of Ministry

March 20, 2018 was the 50th anniversary of Loko Hospital.  The CEUM celebrated this anniversary with a big party April 14-15.  We were able to attend the 5 hrs & 50 min (yes indeed!) celebration worship service on the 15th. 

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Meaningful last trip to Congo for President Walter

“It is deeply meaningful tome to see the very significant, very real and very transformative progress that has already taken place, knowing that even more is to come.” said President Gary Walter at the end of his trip to visit

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Citizen Advocacy Groups catalyze change

One of the initiatives of Project Ledia is to train up Citizen Advocacy Groups within the city of Gemena.  Two weeks ago I accompanied the Covenant Kids Congo team as they visited the first group formed in Gemena.  It was

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Karawa Coffee Project is underway

“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 to the Bobagalawa nursery and seedbed.  The

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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

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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

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