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Long Awaited Moment

A long awaited moment arrived this past Thursday for the community of Ndjoko Punda in the DR Congo.

Hope for Congo has persevered for two plus years to purchase, deliver and gather together a team to drill one of hopefully many wells to come.

We praise God for His faithfulness.

Psalm 91:2 says, “This I declare about the Lord; He alone is my refuge, my place of safety, He is my God, and I trust Him.”

Many of you have donated to this project. We want you to share in the same joy and anticipation that the Church and community of Ndjoko Punda are experiencing this week.

The first day of drilling resulted in 32 feet. Friday and Saturday went slower as they drilled through a substrate of rock.

The anticipated depth to water is 180 feet.

Pray that God would provide both the physical water that is desperately needed and the Water of Life, which offers an eternal hope.

Thanks for your prayers and support. Enjoy this short video:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMFPalxohS0tYuvrQAAtb4w

Working Together for His Kingdom,
Stan and Brad

© 2021 Hope4Congo

A Rare Luxury

Dear Hope for Congo Readers and Ministry Partners,

In the last few months, I have read several inspiring books. Those books have challenged and encouraged my faith.

For believers in other parts of the world, access to books and the joy of reading is a rare luxury.

Hope for Congo is collaborating with several ministries to establish a media center in Kinshasa, the capital city of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Through this collaboration we hope to provide literature and books to enrich, challenge and transform the lives of believers. We also hope to share God’s Word with those who do not yet know Him.

To achieve this, our goal is to raise $60,000. We need $23,000 more to reach this goal.

Micro Print-On-Demand Technology
Print-On-Demand technology will enable us to print Christian literature at an affordable price in both single and large quantities.

Watch this YouTube link to see how Print-On-Demand technology works:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzXdsiQGE5s

Generous Crop
In II Corinthians 9:6-7, Paul talks about the ministry of giving. We are to give willingly and cheerfully, not out of a sense of pressure or grudgingly. Paul goes on to say, “The one who plants generously will get a generous crop.”

This Print-On-Demand technology will allow God’s Word to be shared with more of our dear brothers and sisters in the DRC. In other words, more Bibles and more Christian literature leads to more generous planting.

Is God nudging you to give to this exciting project?

God Loves Cheerful Givers
God does not want you to give out of compulsion or grudgingly. But with a grateful heart for all He has entrusted with you.

If you are led to give,
please make your checks payable to AIMM
and designate your gift to:
“Hope for Congo, POD”

Mail your checks to:
Africa Inter-Mennonite Mission (AIMM)
P.O. Box 744
Goshen, IN 46527-0744

Or Donate Online at: www.aimmint.org

Working Together for His Kingdom,
Brad Graber
Hope for Congo

_________________Thank you, Brad_________________

If you would like more information, below is a copy of the brochure for the Micro Print-On-Demand project. ~SuZan
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Voyage Kinshasa-Kalonda

Voyage Kinshasa-Kalonda
20 mai - Juin 2021
Un pélerinage avec
Africa Leadership Coaching Network

Charles Buller has returned from Congo. He recently shared this video of his most recent trip in conjunction with other members of the Africa Leadership Coaching Network.

The video clips are tied together with the song, Congo by Amanda Malela. This song of celebration captures the spirit of their time.

Please enjoy the video: https://youtu.be/JItqg6ZsO84

Thank you to all those who held up the Africa Leadership Coaching Network in prayer!

© 2021 Hope4Congo

Praise for Progress On the School and the Hospital

The school project is being completed. The interior walls have been plastered. School desks have been built for the classrooms.

In addition, plans are in motion to build a new hospital at Ndjoko Punda. Hope for Congo has received 80% of the needed funds. We hope to break ground in the next several months.

Sometimes the slow pace of progress in Congo makes it difficult to persevere in hope.

Isaiah 40:31 (KJV) reminds us: But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

But what does it mean to wait upon the Lord? Does it mean sitting in a waiting room like a doctor’s waiting room? Ugh! I don’t think that is anyone’s favorite pastime.

According to Strong’s the word translated as “wait” (#H6960) can and has often been translated as hope, or look. The verse has been translated in other versions of the Bible as: They that hope in the Lord or they that look for the Lord . . . .

The primitive Hebrew root of the word is qavah (pronounced kaw-vaw´) which means: “to bind together (perhaps by twisting) or to collect or gather.” This implies weaving or braiding like someone might twist or braid or bind together a rope.

Now that gives us hope.

We are not just sitting around a waiting room—or beside our computers—twiddling our thumbs. Instead, we are waiting while God weaves things together.

Prayers & Praises
Recent news and photos from our team in Congo remind us to put our hope in God for we shall yet praise Him.

Indeed, we do praise Him!

  • Thank God for encouraging people to give financial support.
  • Thank God for encouraging the Congolese in their work to complete the school.

And we thank you for your continued support and prayers for the advancement of God’s kingdom.

© 2021 Hope4Congo. All Rights Reserved.

Praise for Progress On the Village Drill

The Village Drill arrived at Ndjoko Punda via riverboat in March 2020. Africa time as well as delays caused by Covid 19 have slowed the progress on this endeavor.

Hope for Congo has collaborated with Go Conscious Earth in this project. Their team recently arrived at Ndjoko Punda to conduct a feasibility study and to train our team there.

Thus far the two teams have assembled the drill. The gentleman wearing the orange hat, yellow boots and blue-green shirt is our team leader, Joseph Mbuyi. (See featured photo above.)

Go Conscious Earth has successfully drilled 15+ wells in Congo’s northwestern area. Once their feasibility study has determined the possibility of drilling in Ndjoko Punda, materials will be purchased, and arrangements made for shipment to the village. Then their team will return to drill and install a solar pump.

Praises & Prayer
*Praise God for the progress toward a well in Ndjoko Punda.

*Please continue to pray that a well will be successfully drilled in God’s time.

Thank you for your continued prayers and support in this effort to bring hope to the people of Congo.

Join us next week for more praises.

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