DR Congo: upcoming consecration
Incoming Bishop of Goma Martin Gordon asks for prayer for the preparations for his upcoming consecration on 12 March in Goma. They are expecting up to 2,000 people for the event, including guests from the UK, Australia, Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda, and will need to feed them all. Pray for good teamwork among those organising […]
DR Congo: new bishop
We give thanks that mission associate Martin Gordon was recently installed as bishop of Goma. Praise God for this appointment and pray for God to equip Martin for this new role in every way needed.
DR Congo: peace consultation
Please pray for a peace consultation taking place in Bunia this week, led by CMS-Africa. Pray for God to make a way for peace in this country where it is so desperately needed. As local leaders gather to work together towards peace, pray for God to inspire conversations, ideas and a godly desire for unity […]
DR Congo: church leaders’ meeting
CMS-Africa is planning an interdenominational meeting this December to bring together church leaders from different church traditions in eastern DRC. Pray for God’s wisdom for those planning the event, for the logistics of gathering this group and, not least, unity in Jesus as they spend time together.
DR Congo: handing over work
Please pray for mission partners Patricia and Peter Wyard as they prepare to hand over their work to others and return to the UK permanently later this year. Pray for the discipleship based around Rooted in Jesus to be strengthened and for doors to open so that the work can expand and encourage Christians in […]
DR Congo loss
Please pray for local partner Bisoke Balikenga, whose mother recently died. Pray that Bisoke will feel God’s comfort as he and his family grieve and continue to pray for his ministry of peacemaking and reconciliation, too. He is playing a major role in coordinating a big meeting with church leaders, which is planned for October […]
DR Congo: war
Bisoke Balikenga, local partner in Bunia, writes, “First of all, I thank God for his protection as he is hearing the prayers of people who are praying for us. We are so thankful to God. We are living here with war and the killing of people has become commonplace.” Please pray for God’s continued protection over […]
An invitation to Boris Johnson
A CMS mission partner invites the prime minister to visit southwest Uganda – to gain some perspective and more compassion when it comes to refugees.
Thousands displaced in DR Congo ‘urgently need food’
More than 80,000 people displaced by clashes in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are in urgent need of food, the UN says, according to a BBC report. Fighting between the government and M23 rebels intensified earlier in the week and has come within 20km of Goma, the provincial capital. Please pray for protection and provision for all affected.
DR Congo: horrific conflict
Our friends and colleagues in CMS-Africa urge us to pray for our local partner Bisoke Balikenga in Bunia: “Friends, let us pray with and for Bisoke and his fellow countrymen and women. He recently sent us a horrifying report of an atrocious attack on 8 May in the Djugu Territory of Ituri Province by members of […]
DR Congo, Sudan, South Sudan: the things that make for peace
CMS and CMS-Africa have been developing approaches to making disciples in contexts where the Church and Christians struggle to exist. In Africa, we have initially identified conflict zones as a major context for mission at the edges. To this end, we are focused on DR Congo, Sudan and South Sudan. CMS-Africa report: “This month, we are […]