Covenant missionary to the Czech Republic, Fred Prudek, was just in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo), teaching at the seminary there. Sounds like he had a wonderful trip! Continue Reading »
Posts Tagged ‘Congo’
Filed under: Article, Reflection
Tags: Africa, Congo, Europe, Missionary
Filed under: Article, Reflection
Tags: Africa, Congo, Vision Trip
By Karen Hallberg, Director of Mission Mobilization and Connection
Mbote mingi – (from what I remember, that means “big hello” in Lingala).
On October 6, I had the privilege of leading a Vision Trip to Congo with Covenant missionary, Keith Gustafson. Mission in Congo has been part of the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC) for over 70 years, but with the Civil War in 1997, staff were unable to live in country. That has since changed. Seven missionaries live in Bokonzo and Karawa, Keith still commutes from Seattle, and there are three more short-term missionaries preparing to go. Continue Reading »
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Tags: Africa, Children, Congo, Kenya, Refugee
By Covenant missionaries Pete and Cindy Ekstrand
Eric is seven years old and is in first grade. He was constantly moved from one place to another as his family looked for a safe place to live. They have found peace in Kenya and have been welcomed with love by the Kitengela Covenant Church. Eric lives with his parents and five brothers and sisters, plus another five children who lost their parents in the war in the Democratic Republic of Congo so there are 13 people in his family. Eric is one of many Congolese refugee children who have arrived in Kenya over the last several years. Continue Reading »
This article was originally posted on Marta Klein’s blog. She is a Covenant missionary serving in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo).
This past week have been some good developments in an experiment that the other missionaries and I have been doing. There are so many people here, particularly children, that suffer from malnutrition. There is a plant, Moringa, that grows locally, that is very beneficial for people that have malnutrition. Continue Reading »
By Peter and Cindy Ekstrand, Covenant missionaries to the Democratic Republic of Congo. This is an entry on their blog.
On Thursday last week, we traveled to Bogose-Konu where we observed the kick-off for the second phase of the polio vaccination campaign. The local health center had been publicizing this day well ahead of time, so there were a lot of mothers and small children showed up.
One part of the publicity was to have this “animateur” go through the village with his loudspeaker telling them when to come and singing an anti-polio song. He repeated this before the moms and kids. It was great! Continue Reading
By Hereward Holland
KIBATI, Congo, Nov 5 (Reuters) – Clutching a small pack of high-energy biscuits, Clementine Riziki slowly chews her first meal in more than a week. Nine days ago, she fled her village in Democratic Republic of Congo’s eastern North Kivu province when attacking Tutsi rebels burned down her house and stole her belongings. To compound her worries, her family has since doubled in size. Amid the chaos, debris and noise of a makeshift camp for tens of thousands of civilians displaced by the violence, Riziki gave birth this week to twins, just a few kilometres (miles) down the hill from the rebel front line.
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CHICAGO, IL (September 23, 2008) – Members of the Evangelical Covenant Church have long supported the Covenant Church of Congo (CEUM), but knowing exactly where the main ministry work is located can be difficult.
Keith Gustafson, Congo country coordinator for the Department of World Mission, has put together a Google map that shows the locations of all major CEUM ministry sites as well as key geographic markers. Click here to view the sites.
Each of the locations includes a listing of the work done in the area. For example, by clicking on the Karawa location, the reader will find the CEUM hospital and Zulu Dam,
as well as the Mbudi and Ndoabili water projects, technical services center, and the Center for CEUM-Karawa Region.
The Covenant Church in Congo has 190,608 members in 1,453 congregations.
Copyright © 2008 The Evangelical Covenant Church.