A new day dawns in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

By August 3, 2004

Congo-Kinshasa (MNN)–The U.N. Security Council extended an arms embargo on Congo for a year as fighting continues between rival factions.

Yet, in other parts of the country, the re-building the railroad lines that connected key parts of the Democratic Republic of the Congo meant something.

To many observers, it was one more solid step toward peace after years of civil war. For those who watched the train dubbed ‘Peace Train’ move on the re-connected lines, it was a sign of hope, and it was all that was needed to start the movement spreading.

Africa Inland Mission says their teams are seeing the nationals moving back to home areas and beginning to rebuild.

Another sign moving towards a lasting peace is the de-mining of roads which is taking place, and road workers have begun to make roads passable.

Two months ago, an AIM team returned to Bunia to work at the teacher training college. Pray for them as they encourage Congolese brothers and sisters.

As they teach the church leaders, there will be much to overcome as it relates to the civil war. The wounds are fresh between the people, but many believers show a willingness to begin the process of forgiveness.

It represents hope–actions born in the love of Christ shout in the absence of war.

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