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Story number 1 for 18 Oct 2002

By October 18, 2002

(Congo–Kinshasa)–We begin today in the Democratic Republic of Congo where rebel violence has again touched a mission organization there. Africa Inland Mission’s U-S Director Ted Barnett says their mission station in Nyankunde (nee-ahn-KOON-dee) was attacked. “There was about 7,000 Ngiti tribal people came and attack. Apparently there was a tremendous blood bath there leaving the homes and shops and offices and medical facilities looted and destroyed. But, even worse than that, many innocent men, women and children were shot and killed.” While most of the foreign workers have been airlifted out of the region, Barnett says the national church is reaching out. But, they need assistance. “We’d like to make an appeal to the public to send some gift to AIM’s crisis fund. There’s desperate need for supplies, medical supplies, for food for shelter.” Call our resource line or go to our web site to help.

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