Congo Central Conference

Local Church
Students work in a storm-damaged classroom at Lufungula Institute, a United Methodist school in Kindu, Congo. Photo by Chadrack Tambwe Londe, UMNS.

United Methodist schools churches damaged in Congo

Storms, flooding disrupt education and worship in eastern part of the Congo.
Central Conferences
Jean Tshomba (center) hands food and other supplies to an internally displaced person from Bijombo, Congo, in front of New Jerusalem United Methodist Church in Uvira. Photo by Philippe Kituka Lolonga, UMNS.

Church helps internally displaced people in Congo

Fleeing tribal conflicts, more than 2,500 refugees find shelter and hope, thanks to The United Methodist Church, UMCOR.
Mission and Ministry
A Cessna T210 piloted by Rukang Chikomb flies through the skies over Congo in 2008. Part of the Wings of the Morning aviation ministry of The United Methodist Church, the program provides life-saving access to isolated rural communities. The photo was taken from another plane, a Cessna P210 piloted by Gaston Ntambo, that is part of the same program. File photo by Paul Jeffrey.

Missionary pilot continues lifesaving work

Rukang Chikomb talks about the joys, challenges he faces in his work with The United Methodist Church’s Wings of the Morning aviation ministry.
Mission and Ministry
Women fill plastic containers with water at “Source Lokole,” a rehabilitated spring near the United Methodist Mission Lokole in Mikelenge, Congo. Photo by Judith Osongo Yanga, UMNS.

Tearfund helps church rebuild Congo water source

After rebels destroyed a spring in Mikelenge, women walked great distances in search of water for drinking and daily use.

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