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hard workers and pew warmers

As a token of encouragement regarding missions mobilization for Congo River Mission, a family member made me a painting some years ago. It is called Vessels of Honor and depicts the Congregation as clay jars that emerge through the torn curtain of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ so long ago. There are those jars with handles and spouts, and tall jars easy to hold and use according to their talents and spiritual gifts, – and there are those fat and lazy pew warmers not making the difference that they have individually been called for in God’s Kingdom on earth as it is in heaven. Start making your difference as called today, not forgetting Congo River Mission in prayer and action.

Since 1878

The Baptist Missionary Society (BMS) had sent two missionaries from Cameroon to start mission work along the Congo River in 1878. By 1925 and up to 1959, or perhaps as late as 1970, al the mission work was handed over to the local church. Yet, as we read this entry, it can be stated from personal investigative experience between 2004 and 2014, that souls are lost daily from isolated villages where the Gospel of Good News had not been preached, nor had disciples been made in rural context, in this generation! Let us heed Romans 10:9-15. Send me please!

Have they all heard the good news yet?

There are isolated villages along the Congo River and its tributaries that have NOT heard the Gospel of Good News preached to them! Yes, they have heard about Jesus, but have not been evangelized, baptized and taught everything that Jesus had commanded! They have no congregations and no encouragement nor any Epistles of Paul to guide their new Christian conduct. How can they hear if no one is sent? When will you send me?

A harbour in the middle of africa?

Kisangani has four harbours and lends itself to be a central Africa hub port! Congo River commerce holds tremendous potential for economic development. Reaching isolated villages with Good News b.m.o. riverboats is practical but must be pursued by the Church!

Changing Course

I find myself at crossroads from time to time. I have been mobilizing for Congo River Mission in the Church since 2004. Sharing the Matthew 24:14 vision for overcoming stubborn existing obstacles new breakthroughs and establishing new sustainable methods to reach the unreached at the ends of the earth along the Congo River and its Tributaries cannot take 17 years to be realized from the pews and pulpits of mighty church of God and grand mission organizations, – can it?

southern-africa breadbasket of the world!

Southern-Africa Development Outreach between Cape Town and Kisangani, as well as Congo River Mission have as part of their objectives for sustainable outreach to isolated villages in the NE DR Congo and between Kisangani and Kinshasa, the vision to endow church plants and existing rural congregations with agricultural enterprise practice. It cannot be that a war in the Ukraine is depriving the world of food. If Revelation 6 warns us, then Christians should have been responding in pro-active full Great Commission sending as well as faith in action purpose already!

the church in 2030

Where, how and why does the Church want to be positioned for righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit by 2030? This while lawlessness, immorality, questionable ethics, weather manipulation, problems with water and electricity supply, migration problems, border control problems, serious economic problems, cultural conflicts, centralized government, centralized banking, centralized intelligence, invasive AI, manipulated travel, digital currencies and poisoned antidotes bring disorder to God’s now stewardless creation? Will I remain a voice alone in mobilizing for reaching isolated villages along the Congo River and its tributaries until 2030 and beyond, – the Great Commission incomplete? Sending partners calloused or compromised?

Light to the World

Potential mission supporters, prayer and sending partners and Congo River Mission team members complain that Kisangani and the DR Congo’s eastern regions are too far, too hard and too dangerous to reach! Yes, indeed, it is far from Great Commission churches in Europe, the USA, the UK, AU, NZ and South Africa. But how does God see it? Were we not instructed to go to the ends of the earth including isolated villages, – despite all the turmoil around us at the moment? Where does the Church want to be by 2030?

Were you blessed at church today?

It is a blessing as a Christian to be able to attend church, worship, fellowship, hear teaching, preaching and being able to tithe! 2022 years after Christ some places still have no church …

SADC for Christ detail

How to convey Southern-Africa Development Outreach & Congo River Mission along two projected trajectories between Cape Town and Kisangani and between Kisangani and Kinshasa? From Cape Town a logistic outreach route with rural church plants and centres of excellence as well as enterprise villages need to be developed by the Full Gospel Church of faith and works, from South Africa and abroad. This would ably assist short term outreach exposure for the present and future Christian generations. From Kisangani to Kinshasa and along the many tributaries of the Congo River, isolated villages must be reached with Good News of faith and works, contextual micro enterprise for better sustained villages historically isolated, as well as assisting to combat river blindness in riverside villages. But, this neglected mission field needs partnerships of integrity in, around and from the Church in its international fullness in Christ. Let us all obey and take the Good News to the ends of the earth in time!