2021 – Busy Successful Year

Hope for Congo wants to say, THANK YOU, for your faithfulness and support. You have given to this ministry. You have prayed for us. Your faithfulness to God allowed us to be your hands and feet in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Jehovah Jireh, God provides, expresses well this past year of 2021. This feels like an understatement when we reflect back. God has supplied above and beyond what we could ask for or imagine.

 

Completed six primary school classrooms
and an administrative office.

 

 

Successfully drilled a well at Ndjoko Punda.

The team located a 135 foot deep reservoir of water . . .beyond expectations.

 

 

 

Began construction to replace the hospital at Ndjoko Punda.

The old hospital was destroyed by a storm in 2019.

 

 

500 Bibles distributed.

300 of those Bibles were distributed

to pastors with no Bible.

 

Sometimes it seems things move so slowly, especially has we remember months of waiting for various parts of these projects to come together. However, we must remember, God is at work even when we do not see it. If we do not give up, in time we will reap a harvest.

Thank you for the privilege of being your hands and feet serving the people of the DRC. Together, we are sharing in this harvest.

© 2021 Hope4Congo. All Rights Reserved.

Hope4Congo October Trip

and by Brad GraberHope4Congo will return to Congo this October 8 –18, 2017. Our objectives are two-fold.

First Objective – Kandale Restoration
Many of you will remember that rebels took missionaries captive at the Kandale Mission Station (Bandundu province) during the Kwilu rebellion in 1964. All the buildings were burned and destroyed. Our parents, Harold and Gladys Graber and our youngest sister, Jeannette were among the captive missionaries.

The community of Kandale has been divided by those events that took place over fifty years ago. Colette Ramm, whose home community is Kandale, has been working through an organization called REVE Kandale. REVE Kandale and the community have built schools. They’ve planted over 3,000 trees to restore lost fruit trees and overcome past neglect through re-forestation.

Ms. Ramm extended an invitation to AIMM, Hope4Congo, and the Congolese Mennonite Church to join with REVE Kandale this October to bring spiritual restoration and renewal to Kandale. As a delegation the four groups together hope to help the community put the past behind and build for the future.

Long-term goals include physical rebuilding and spiritual renewal of the community. We wish to help the next generation overcome the cycle of poverty and the bondage poverty creates.

Second Objective – Nehemiah Project
We will meet with our partners in Congo who will be working with us on the Nehemiah Project. Congo Inland Mission, now known as AIMM has had an ongoing relationship with eight communities in Congo for the past 100 plus years.

Because of this long-term relationship with our brothers and sisters in Christ, Hope4Congo desires to help by providing tools and resources to support communities in their rebuilding efforts.

This is a new initiative for Hope4Congo that will require long-term participation from many contributors. We wish to play a role in lifting entire communities in these areas:
• Health through Medical Resources and Safe Drinking Water
• Education and Overall Training
• Commercial Industry
• Micro Banking
• Leadership Development
• Evangelism
• Raise Standard of Living to create Broad-based Stability

Hope4Congo needs churches and/or individuals who will step forward to provide ongoing financial support for the Nehemiah Project. Please consider how you can support this ministry.

If you desire to donate, please send your donations to:
AIMM, P.O. Box 744, Goshen, Indiana 46527-0744.
Designate your donation as: Hope4Congo Nehemiah Project.

Prayer Requests:
• Please pray for travel safety. Our trip is scheduled for October 8 – 18, 2017.
• We are excited to be a part of the delegation to Kandale and ask for your prayers. May God’s name be honored and lifted up.
• Please pray for the Nehemiah Project, which will minister to eight historic communities.
• Pray for our collaboration team members.
• Pray for financial partners for this exciting new opportunity.

©Hope4Congo 2017