MPH Guesthouse–Urgent Need!

We received news of an urgent need from the MPH Guesthouse. Please read their letter below. Then pass on the news to anyone you think would be interested. Also, please pray and consider how you may help them in their need.

Kinshasa, April 10, 2020
Dear Friends of Congo,

Greetings from Kinshasa and MPH where things are very quiet as parts of Kinshasa have gone into lock-down for 14 days and likely more. We trust this finds all of you well in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are writing all of you with a very unusual appeal on behalf of the MPH Guest House & Conference Center! The ability of MPH to survive this crisis and pay their workers and fixed costs is being heavily affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and by the lack of visitors and income. All of the passenger flights into and out of Kinshasa have been suspended indefinitely! MPH has no income, but does have ongoing fixed expenses that must be paid if it is to continue to exist and be able to open again when this crisis is over!

We are writing this letter to ask each of you to consider supporting MPH with a limited time financial contribution each month for the next 6 months. Without some supplemental support MPH will have to lay off staff in May and potentially close down permanently before long. MPH needs about $8,000 per month to stay operational. They need for those who have benefited from their services in the past and who plan to use them in the future to make it possible for them to stay open. Personal contributions as well as gifts from churches or other ministries will make the difference. You might know people outside our Congo circles that you could encourage to participate in helping with this urgent need as well.

At this point, MPH’s reserves and the small savings from 2019 are not enough to pull it through this pandemic, so we are asking you to help MPH. If you would like to make a one-time gift or a monthly donation to help MPH pay staff and bills through this time and enable MPH to open its’ doors when the pandemic is over, you can send a check to Appointment Congo with “MPH” in the memo. The address is PO Box 98764, Raleigh, NC 27624.

You can also use PayPal by going to our web page at: Appointment Congo is a 501 C, 3 Tax Exempt organization and has offered to channel donations to MPH without any administrative costs. You will receive tax receipts for all donations. Or, you can contact Cindy at for the information regarding how to send your gift directly to MPH.

Clay and Cindy are doing a fantastic job managing MPH through this period. We are grateful for their courageous service, but they cannot do this all alone. They need our prayers and financial support! We appreciate your love for the Congo and for your engagement with the church and partners here. Nearly all of us have benefited from MPH’s ministry and will need for it to be here in the years ahead. We pray for God’s protection and provision for all of us through this challenging time.

Paul and Marty Law
Missionaries with Appointment Congo

Please consider how you may help in this urgent need.
© 2020 Hope4Congo


Rest in the Shadow of the Almighty

Brad shared the following message:

Those who live in the shelter of the Most High
will find rest
in the shadow of the Almighty.
~Psalm 91:1

The world is experiencing a particularly difficult situation with a deadly pandemic. This is a time of testing for our faith.

These trials will show that your faith is genuine (I Peter 1:7).

Is our faith a statement or an action? Faith acts upon the basis of our faith. God is the basis for our faith. When our faith remains strong it brings much praise and glory and honor to God.

The first responders that the world should be seeing at this time are the Church. Believers are in the best position to be first responders. We are the ones with protection. We are the ones with a message of comfort and hope.

Death does not take God by surprise. He is not caught off guard when someone dies “unexpectedly.” God will call us home when our journey is over, when we have accomplished all that He has intended for us to do (Ephesians 2:10). In the meantime we move about under the shadow of the Almighty.

I am encouraged when I hear from my brothers and sisters who are a part of the suffering church in the third world. That is truly where the rubber meets the road. My hope is renewed when they share their perspective with me.

Ancient people put their trust in horses and chariots rather than God to deliver them (Psalm 20:7).

We in America have so much we can fall back on. We, too, are tempted to misplace our trust just like those ancient people.

As believers, we must be in tune to this challenge. Where do we put our trust?

May God help us all  . . .

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present (our) requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard (our) hearts and (our) minds in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:6-7).

Thank you, Brad. We will continue to share more from our brothers and sisters in the DRC over future blog posts. In the meantime, please continue to pray for them.

© 2020 Hope4Congo