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Surviving the economic crisis in Mbuji-Mayi

In Story by Todd Churchill

With a population of almost 4 million in 2006, the city of Mbuji-Mayi was easily one of the three largest cities in DR Congo. But when the global recession hit in 2007-2008, the diamond market plummeted and a mass exodus …

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Bicycles for Bible transport

In Story by Todd Churchill

When another load of Bibles arrived, our Bible school students in Kindu went to work immediately to make sure that the Bibles got where they needed to go in the interior of the Maniema Province. Although the bicycles we bought were …

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Bible distribution in the Kivus

In Story by Todd Churchill

Last month, Pastor Lema, the Assistant General Superintendent of the AG in DR Congo, traveled to Goma to help us with the distribution of more than 1,000 Bibles for pastors and church leaders in the Nord-Kivu and Sud-Kivu Provinces. More …

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Buried in the jungle

In Story, Training by Todd Churchill

Pastor Banampona Kimpenene was living with his family in the village of Tshelu in 1997 when Rwandan forces invaded the Pangi Territory of the Maniema Province. Although he had served as a pastor there since 1985, his life was about …

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Our first visit to Mbuji-Mayi

In Story, Training by Todd Churchill

In March of 2006 Pastor Kalaki, Pastor Musansa, and I flew to Mbuji-Mayi to gather pastors and church leaders from across the province for a leadership conference. We were also evaluating the possibility of establishing a future Bible school extension …