DR Congo: escalating conflict before the election

Mission partner Martin Gordon, Bishop of Goma in eastern DR Congo, writes: “In the last few weeks on the military frontline 20 km north of Goma we have seen one of [the Anglican church’s] school teachers killed, one of our schools destroyed by bombs and two schoolchildren kidnapped. Schools have not started the academic year […]

DR Congo: Rooted in Jesus discipleship course

We rejoice with local partner Etsegeri Emmanuel for the progress made in translating Book Two of the course into the local language. Pray for inspiration for the translators as they press on and seek to find clear, accurate ways to express the meaning of the text in the local language. 

DR Congo: protection

We praise God for his protection of local partner Jeff Sikabwe’s family, particularly his son, Juste, who was injured by a stray bullet while he was asleep in the house. The soft tissue injury has recovered well. Jeff is currently travelling in Burundi to conduct training using CMS-Africa’s courses. Pray for God’s continued protection for Jeff […]

Africa: mission partners recently finished

Please pray for mission partners Lynn Treneary (South Sudan) and Patricia and Peter Wyard (DR Congo), who have recently finished service with CMS. For Lynn, pray for her as she continues to work on improving her health and looks for a job. Pray too for safety as she travels between various family and friends across […]

DR Congo: ongoing conflict

Bisoke Balikenga, local partner in Bunia, writes that people are exhausted due to the incessant violence. Please pray for Christians who are beginning to waver in their faith, when peace remains elusive and their prayers seem to go unanswered.

Making a difference to those on the edge of life

Piriyo, a young man in north east DR Congo, struggled to move around or do much more than sit on a mat outside his hut.

DR Congo: upcoming training

Local partner and country coordinator Jeff Sikabwe asks for prayer for training taking place this week in Beni diocese. Pray for Jeff in his role as a facilitator and for those participating in the training, including local partner Etsegeri Emmanuel from Aru diocese.

DR Congo: ongoing conflict 

Local partner Bisoke Balikenga asks for prayer in the midst of ongoing violence. Following a recent attack, more than 41 people were reported killed, and more bodies are still being found in the bush. Bisoke writes, “The people are really exhausted due to the incessant violence. Please pray, pray, pray.”   

DR Congo: visas received

Praise God that mission associates Judy and Tim Rous have received their five-year missionary visas for DRC. Pray for Judy and Tim next week as they have a two-day diocesan staff meeting followed by an all staff day retreat.

Burundi, DR Congo and Rwanda: flooding and mudslides

In the past week, devastating mudslides and flooding have hit Burundi, DR Congo and Rwanda. Please pray for those who are affected; many have lost everything they own and don’t know where their next meal is coming from or where they are going to sleep tonight. Pray too for those trying to bring aid to […]

DR Congo: prayer for lasting peace 

People in mission based in Goma share that the conflict situation has eased up a little over the last three weeks. For the many who have suffered trauma or been displaced, pray for God’s peace and healing. For those involved in the violent conflict, pray for God’s conviction and transformation. Pray for lasting peace throughout the […]

Voice of violence, or voice of hope?

Back from DR Congo, mission partner Berdine asks which voices will we listen to – the loud shout of fear or the quieter tones of faith and hope?