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Bible teachers breathe hope in the Congo, despite rumbles of war.

By October 27, 2004

Congo-Kinshasa (MNN)–Foreign ministers of DR Congo, Uganda and Rwanda met on peace in the region recently, even as a humanitarian disaster mounts along the borders.

The area remains unstable despite a signed peace accord 18 months ago. The fighting claimed well over two million lives and left the infrastructure in ruins.

Yet, because of the aftermath of war, there is a rise to meet the growing spiritual needs. Grace Ministries International’s Sam Vinton. “In the city of Kindu, we had almost 80 young men apply for the theological education, our college that we have there. 48 have been accepted, and we have another 200 into the three-year college/pedagogy school that we have.”

Since the work began, Vinton says more than 400 churches have been planted in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Five missionaries work with the national church organization in the areas of evangelism, church planting, education, medical work, and community development projects. “This has really opened up a tremendous outreach to the students in the university, but also, giving us an opportunity to prepare these men to serve the Lord in the church as well as serving their country.”

Please pray for the teams as they remain steadfast in light of the tragedy in the Congo.

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