Story number 1 for 30 Jul 2002

By July 30, 2002

(Democratic Republic of Congo)–We begin today in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where twin volcanic eruptions have put people on alert, but pose no immediate threat to the city of Goma. The area was nearly destroyed by January’s devastating lava flow, but experts say the current eruptions are away from populated areas. Grace Ministries’ Sam Vinton. “It’s a little bit off from the beaten path, the road, and the city of Goma. So, we’re hopeful that this will not affect any of our ministries, or add to the misery of the lives of the people.” Vinton says when Goma was destroyed earlier this year they lost a warehouse with Bibles in it. That slowed their evangelistic outreach, but didn’t stop it. “We’re working with the Bible society now, as to getting a new printing there. There’s no way that those (in the warehouse) can be recovered, of course. Fortunately, we had ordered a separate order that went straight to Bukavu, where our headquarters are, and so at least we had a thousand Bibles that we’ve been able to distribute.”

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