by Brad Graber
Some of you will rebuild the deserted ruins of your cities.
Then you will be known as a rebuilder of walls
and a restorer of homes. ~Isaiah 58:12 (NLT)
Hope for Congo is making preparations to embark on a long-term venture: The Nehemiah Project. We have spent ten years in prayer, conversation, and evaluation to arrive at this point.
The Nehemiah Project’s purpose is to rebuild communities in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Eight strategic locations have been selected:
• Ndjoko Punda
These eight villages share 100 years of history through the ongoing work of Africa Inter-Mennonite Mission (AIMM), formerly known as the Congo Inland Mission.
Our initiative will begin with two villages: Ndjoko Punda and Mukedi. These two will serve as a model for all the others. The process will involve the church, community leaders, and faith-based organizations.
Each location will have a designated team member to serve in the rebuilding efforts. Team members will be chosen based on character, giftedness, and passion.
However, it will obviously take more than one carefully chosen person to accomplish this huge task. Hope for Congo is seeking sister churches and individuals in North America willing to adopt a community in DRC.
Financial support, prayer support, and relationship building are all necessary aspects of such an adoption. It would also be wonderful if churches and individuals could share life together with their chosen sister villages as much as time, distance, and technology allow.
Areas of focus will be determined on the basis of individual community needs. These could include:
• Safe Drinking Water
• Micro Banking
• Leadership Training
Hope for Congo will share more about The Nehemiah Project as this effort moves forward. Please feel free to contact us if you are interested in partnering with us.
• Please continue to pray for peace in Congo. The unrest caused by the political turmoil is stretching relationships and rekindling ancient tribal issues even among Christians.
• Pray for wisdom regarding all ministry efforts.
• Pray that God would impress the hearts of those He wants to be involved in ministry to Congo
– through prayer
– through finances
– through short term mission trips
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