Kanyinda’s Childhood

This photo is of the missionary evacuation in 1964. Most of the Graber family photos were lost at this time. If you have any photos of their family, this ministry would sincerely appreciate copies.


In today’s blog post, Stan (Kanyinda), continues the story of his childhood in Congo.

“Growing up in the Congo was idyllic for me. When I got up in the morning, it seemed the world was my playground. My siblings and I, as well as village children rode our wagon down the hill from our home. When I was a child that hill seemed a long way from home. I felt like I had such freedom.

“Our entire lives seemed carefree. We ran to the forest and played.

“Three to five missionary families lived on the station at any one time. Each family had their own home. There was also a print shop for printing Bibles, hymnbooks, and other literature in the native languages. A hospital was on the station, too.

“Well-maintained paths and roads ran between the various buildings on the station. This allowed access for commercial vehicles as well as the missionary vehicles. Those paths and roads also provided fine places for me to ride Yambu’s bike, which I did regularly.”

We’ll continue Kanyinda’s story next week. Meanwhile, if you haven’t already done so, please check out Bibles & Literature on the Projects page. Also, please read the recent blog post, Bibles for Congo Update.

Be sure to leave a comment below. Please let us know if you have any photographs of their family taken before the evacuation. Don’t forget to Follow us, too.

©2015 Hope4Congo

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