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Published on 28 September, 2010

MAF reaching lost on the ground

Dem Republic of Congo (MNN) — During the week, he works in the finance department of Mission Aviation Fellowship in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. He faithfully helps manage MAF finances. However, away from the office, he's a gifted pastor, evangelist, church planter, and discipleship coordinator. His name is Salazaku Milukiele.

Milukiele is a great example of nationals reaching nationals with the Gospel.

Speaking from Congo, Milukiele explains the evangelistic phase of ministry. "We go for outreach with the 'JESUS' film. We go to different areas where people have not been exposed to Jesus. The 'JESUS' film is a powerful tool we are using. We can see the fruit, and people are coming to Jesus Christ."

How are they able to do this type of ministry? As MAF provides a salary for the job they're doing for MAF, giving them the resources they need to do evangelism, discipleship, and church planting.

Milukiele says their work is urgent. "The threat is too much. With Islam coming, using social means to get the ground."

"So, we are taking positions ourselves to go into the streets and to reach people in different ways. We go door-to-door, we give invitations to people, we do evangelistic ministry," in order to introduce people to Christ.

The years of civil war weigh heavily on the people of Congo. He says they have challenges. "Many people don't have jobs due to the wars. Some are homeless. Some cannot make bread. The Muslims are feeding the people, giving scholarships to the young men, and they are sending them to different areas for studies."

And, many are following.

Milukiele says prayer is what's needed now. "This is the basic thing that can break the strongholds we are facing. We need prayer that God will also provide wisdom for more strategies for the people on the ground preaching the Gospel, and also jobs for the Congolese."

Pray also for other MAF staff around the world who are doing similar work.

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