Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Unrest continues in the Congo

Democratic Republic of the Congo has been plagued by suffering and unrest.The weakest members of society are the victims of massive human rights abuses and cannot access resources to fulfill their most basic needs."You think of all the suffering that's going on, people being displaced over and over again," said Sam Vinton, president of Grace Ministries International. "There's a calm there at this time, but the people who are inciting the problems or having the rebellion are still there, so it's always something hanging over the people."A recent report by the United Nations has accused Rwanda of supporting Tutsi rebels in the Democratic Republic of the Congo."People in Congo are very, very concerned about the way Rwanda, they feel, is helping," Vinton said. "Whether this is completely true or not, we do not know."Despite the situation, the ministry continues to go forward. GMI is launching an initiative in partnership with Book of Hope to reach every child in its over-200 Congolese schools with the Book of Hope and the GodMan film."If we waited for things to come down to 100% peace in Congo, I think we would have left many years ago," Vinton said."But we really feel the Lord has put these 40,000 students especially right where we can reach them."Grace Ministries International trains leaders for over 500 churches in the Congo, and the national church operates 75 high schools and 145 grade schools. Many of the schools are in remote locations, and they are very difficult to reach...
PS:Remember to pray for the Church in Congo,for protection and provision for every project,they are praying for.
As in the days of Noah....

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