Eastern Congo Episcopal Area

Mission and Ministry
Jean Tshomba, coordinator of UMCOR's disaster management office in Eastern Congo, hands over a bag of flour to one of the beneficiaries during the distribution of food in the Lubutu ecclesiastical district at the end of November 2019. The United Methodist Committee on Relief provided humanitarian assistance to war-displaced people in the region. Photo courtesy of UMCOR Disaster Management Office, East Congo.

Church helps war-displaced families in East Congo

The United Methodist Committee on Relief provided a $100,000 grant to distribute food to more than 5,500 people who fled their homes due to violence.
Evangelism
Bishop Gabriel Yemba Unda (center) helps rededicate the Yanda village United Methodist church, south of Kindu, Congo. Some 12 churches in the area have been renovated with more weatherproof materials with help from Martin (Tenn.) First United Methodist Church in the U.S. Photo by Chadrack Tambwe Londe, UM News.

Rebuilding straw churches in eastern Congo

So far, more than 12 churches have been renovated or rebuilt with stronger materials, so worshippers no longer have to worry about weather.
Mission and Ministry
A student at the United Methodist sewing center in Kamina, Congo, practices what she has learned from teacher Ilunga Nday Lebon (rear). Until recently, clerical shirts, United Methodist Women blouses and altar cloths were ordered from Lubumbashi, 370 miles from Kamina. Today, the items are sewn locally, saving time and money. Photo by Betty Kazadi Musau, UM News.

Sewing center nurtures girls, women in Congo

In North Katanga Conference, students learn to sew while building confidence and competence.
Mission and Ministry
Hemedi Ndjadi, age 17, has been part of the Kindu United Methodist Orphanage in East Congo for three years where he is learning carpentry skills to become a workshop manager. Photo by Chadrack Tambwe Londe, UM News.

East Congo church offers orphans brighter future

The United Methodist Church in East Congo helps orphans navigate difficult time with counseling, education and skills training to help them become self-sufficient.

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