‘More than Enough’ cares for the vulnerable

By December 26, 2012

DR Congo (MNN) — After traveling to the Democratic Republic of the Congo to adopt her son, Mary Hoyt met a women named Georgette Nyembo. She is the director of a children's home called FIDES.

Mary said, "Georgette is a woman who has donated her own inheritance, her land, and her own salary as a professor at the local university to develop a home for more than 50 former street children."

From that visit, she decided to start a program called "More than Enough."

"Through More Than Enough, I hope to support Georgette and other indigenous leaders like her to further develop what they are already doing to care for vulnerable children. Georgette is interested in developing a social work program to research potential suitable kinship placements for some of the children. More Than Enough's role will be to connect Georgette and other local leaders with needed funding and training opportunities. We will also find local and international mentors to advance the quality of care FIDES offers, to develop programs of self-sustainability, and to develop social work programs to facilitate and follow up with family re-unifications when possible. We will also assist young adults as they transition out of FIDES into independent living," Mary commented.

Mary's program is under the direction of The Mission Society. Together they came up with the mission statement for the program: "To support the body of Christ in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in caring for the vulnerable."

"I'm excited about More Than Enough being under the direction of The Mission Society. I think The Mission Society has a wide body of resources, connections, and experience that will help More Than Enough to more effectively empower indigenous leaders in the Democratic Republic of the Congo," Mary said.

More than Enough has both immediate and long-term funding goals for FIDES. The program is looking to raise more for a kitchen restoration as well as funds for school fees. In addition to their immediate goals, they also have a vision to develop a farm.

If you would like to donate to More than Enough, click here.

Please pray that this new program makes a difference in many lives. Ask God to use the people working at FIDES to share the Gospel. Pray that funds will come in to help FIDES.

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