This is the story from Tim’s recent travels of an amazing encounter after a very long night stuck on a bad road. We serve an AMAZING God!
How specific should we be when we ask God to bless our efforts? Tim shares how a discipleship group got to put their evangelism training into practice and how God answered their specific prayers for success.
Helen gets to share her very own snake story. Hope you enjoy hearing how the Lord answers your prayers for our protection.
As counselor to the Church’s Dept. of Christian Education, Tim has been facilitating trips to the many church regions so that Rev. Sabuli and Secretray Bolingo can introduce themselves to the regional C.E. coordinators and find out how this vital ministry is faring in the local churches. So far they have visited 13 or so regions and have two more major trips planned in December and January.
On Oct. 30th Helen began teaching English to the first class of medical students at the Ubangi Protestant University. She has 78 students, divided into 2 classes, who have an hour and a half of basic English, 3 mornings a week. The focus is on English reading skills so the students may be able to read medical books donated to the university library.
Funds from Covenant women in the U.S. have enabled Helen to purchase a little motorbike to manoeuver the 7 mile roundtrip from home to school over some pretty bad road. Thank YOU, Ladies!
The Congo Team was very grateful for time spent in early October with our Regional Coordinators, Letha and John Kerl, and Byron Amundsen, Director of Administration and Finance at World Mission HQ. The Kerls led us in some great team building/strategy exercises and Byron gave us valuable information on Insurance and Contingency Planning.
This fall marked the opening of Lycee Vanette in Karawa, an all-girls’ high school specializing in business skills. Though funding from the Educate the Girls project didn’t go far enough to complete all the construction, the first class of about 20 girls has begun classes under the able and dedicated principal-ship of Rev. Kanda. If you are interested in helping these girls, donations may be sent to:
Covenant World Mission 8303 West Higgins Road Chicago, IL 60631
Put a note on the check designating it for:
Congo Designated Projects #5003-2056-72-30, Lycee Vanette.
Three of the four men Tim’s been discipling traveled to Bokode Groupement and joined with others trained in evangelism to canvas 3 small villages over the weekend of Sept. 14-16. The Disciples prayed that over 300 would respond to their sharing and God answered wonderfully- more than 300, including 93 children who attended a special gathering for them on Saturday.
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August 12-15 were days filled with activities in Karawa as thousands attended the 75th Anniversary of the C.E.U.M., the Covenant Church of Congo. One highlight was the Parade of Church Departments’ and Services’ Personnel. Tim marched alongside Rev. Sabuli, the newly appointed head of the Christian Education Dept.