|Project:||Mbuji-Mayi Bible School|
|Size:||65754 square miles (almost as large as Uganda)|
|Trained AG Pastors in 2006:||4|
“For so many years we only had four [trained pastors], but now, with all of the newly trained pastors, we will be able to reach the entire province!”
Ezechiel KabangaProvincial Superintendent, Kasaï-Oriental Province
During its first three years this Bible school extension met in a church building made entirely out of second-hand roofing sheets. Whenever it rained they had to stop classes because of the noise. So when the opportunity to build presented itself in 2010, they picked up their hammers and trowels and went to work. They were saying, “If others can sacrificially give…we can also contribute.”
From the beginning they have shown incredible initiative with this project as well as in their efforts to meet the desperate need for training in their province. In 2010 they also launched a satellite training center in nearby Kabinda, the second largest city in the Kasaï-Oriental Province, where another 61 pastors and church leaders are now being trained.
Thanks to the generous giving of our partners in the states we were able to finish the Academic Building in Mbuji-Mayi this year! The classrooms, offices and library are now buzzing with activity and being used to capacity. The national church is rejoicing in the inauguration of this building, as it is the first Assemblies of God leadership training facility ever to be built in the Kasaï-Oriental Province. We are grateful for all that God has done to make this happen.