Calls for Prayers, Peace, and Humanitarian Aid in Eastern Congo
“This is a wake up cry we express at this moment…war atrocities are now hitting home in this part of our Episcopal area,” wrote Bishop Gabriel Unda Yemba, who leads the East Congo Episcopal Area of The United Methodist Church.
Over the last two decades, there have been few places on earth that have experienced the level of violence and death as the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Many of our fellow United Methodist brothers and sisters have suffered an ongoing nightmare of the carnage of war — burning, bombs, bullets, rape, and mutilation. Please hold them all in prayer. Pray that peace will prevail. Pray that leaders will find wisdom and compassion. Pray for the safety of all, especially the most vulnerable – the women, children, and elderly. Pray for a change in the hearts and souls of those who would perpetrate such horror. Pray for the intervention of God’s saving Spirit. And pray that we will have the eyes to see and the will to act where and when we can.
One such way we can respond is through our United Methodist Committee on Relief and the Congo (DRC) Emergency as we work in partnership with the United Methodist Church in the Congo to provide aid, hope, and comfort for the victims if this ongoing war. You can make a donation here.
You can also make a donation through your local United Methodist church offering by simply noting on your offering envelop or check, Congo Emergency – Advance #198400.
Additionally, you can mail your gift to:
NC Conference, PO Box 60053, Charlotte, NC 28260.
Make check payable to:
NC Conference – Congo Emergency #198400
100% of your gift will go to our emergency work in the Congo.
For more information about our ministry in the Congo, please see United Methodists in DR Congo
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