God Still Rules

If you’ve been following our prayer requests, you know that Stan and Brad had hoped and planned to go to Congo in July for two events: Daniel’s graduation from the Christian University of Kinshasa (UCKin) Theological School and the Youth Evangelism Training conference. Unfortunately the visas did not arrive from Congo.

Although we are disappointed Stan and Brad will not be able to attend, we know God still rules. His thoughts and ways are higher than ours. We can trust He knows what is best and we rest in that knowledge.

We praise God that Dr. David received his visa. He was able to attend Daniel’s presentation of his thesis paper. Left to right in the featured photo above are Daniel’s supporters: Kalenga, Dr. David, Daniel, and Pastor Damien.

Photo below left shows Daniel as he successfully defended his thesis. The university committee who heard and judged Daniel’s presentation and paper are shown in the photo below right.








Daniel Graduates July 30th
Praise God for helping Daniel. Daniel has worked hard with good results. He will graduate July 30, 2016.

Youth Evangelism Training Conference
Since Dr. David arrived in Congo safely this past Friday, the Youth Evangelism training will go forward. The training sessions begin this weekend after Daniel’s graduation. The team hopes 200 young people will attend.

Included on the organization team are: The President of the Mennonite Youth of Kinshasa; André Kalenga, V.P. of the Mennonite Youth of Kinshasa; Alfreud Kabangi, Secretary; Dr. David Ishingu, Organizer; and Pastor Damien Kakhenda. The team members began their planning July 25th (and continue to do so) for the evangelism meetings beginning this weekend.

H4C.Dr.Daivd.Youth#4Themes being developed for the event by the team:
1. Church and Peace
2. Type of leaders needed for the church of tomorrow
3. Role of women in the development of the church
4. Problem of drugs and sexually transmitted diseases among youth
5. Youth and Mission
6. Choice of a good marriage partner

Time at the conference will include prayer, worship, and preaching. 

Prayer Requests:
• Pray for wisdom for the organization committee
• Pray for all details to come together for this Youth Evangelism Conference
• Pray that God will bring the youth He wants to hear His messages
• Pray for God’s chosen leaders to hear His call and lead His youth in Congo
• Pray that Daniel’s graduation is a blessed time for him (He has worked hard for this moment)

Please praise God with us and continue to pray for these requests. God will accomplish what He desires and achieve the purposes for which He sent His word. May He be glorified through all these people and the evangelism training.

© 2016 Hope4Congo

CLCN Newsletter April 2016

Today we’re featuring Congo Leadership Coaching Network’s newsletter written by Charles Buller regarding his most recent trip to Congo. Please scroll through all eight pages. Enjoy!Newsletter 2016-04 copy-1 (dragged) 1Newsletter 2016-04 page-2 (dragged)Newsletter 2016-04 page-3 (dragged)Newsletter 2016-04 page-4 (dragged)Newsletter 2016-04 page-5 (dragged)Newsletter 2016-04 page-6 (dragged)Newsletter 2016-04 page-7 (dragged)Newsletter 2016-04 page-8 (dragged)

If you wish to support the work of Congo Leadership Coaching Network with Charles Buller, please contact AIMM and designate your gift for their ministry.
© 2016 Hope4Congo


Damien and Sylvie

Damien and Sylvie, photo by Simplice Mbamvu via Congo Leadership Support Network

Praise God for the generous outpouring of financial gifts to AIMM for Damien and Sylvie. These gifts are also part of the healing process for them.

Please continue to pray for their complete healing. Damien is receiving good care. As mentioned previously, quiet and rest are essential for healing of brain injuries.

©2015 Hope4Congo

Update on Damien and Sylvie

12032279_10153518690644473_9184883280453132840_nIt looks very much like our prayers are having an effect. Please continue to pray for complete healing. We are fearfully and wonderfully made. The brain needs quiet and rest in order to heal after a head injury.  Below is an excerpt from an update regarding their condition.

Charles Buller with Congo Leadership Support was able to talk briefly with Sylvie (wife of coaching network team member, Damien) on September 24th by phone. She and Damien are resting and recuperating following the assault by bandits last Saturday. She sounded positive and hopeful. Apparently surgery for Damien may not be necessary. They were instructed to stay in a quiet place to give medications a chance to work. (And a time for God to do His sacred work of healing.)

The costs for their care and long-term healing will outstrip Damien and Sylvie’s financial resources by many fold. Whatever you would be willing to contribute toward their financial needs – even $5 or $10 will be an invaluable investment in the lives of these two servants. Checks can be made to AIMM, P.O. Box 744, Goshen, IN 46527; or in Canada, 440 Main St., Steinbach, MB R5G 1Z5. Please clearly designate on your check, Kakhenda medical expenses.

©2015 Hope4Congo