Two weeks in the DRC

 

DRC – Democratic Republic of the Congo, not be be confused with the Republic of the Congo

For the past two weeks, I (Greg) taught in Kisangani, DRC, which is in the northeast part of the country. My flight took me from Nairobi to Addis Ababa, then on to Kisangani.

 

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Heading out to Sunday church with Rev Okende and his son, Martin.

 

The 30 pastors I taught were grateful for the two diploma-level courses, “Holiness 1” and “Holiness 2.” Since the DRC is a French-speaking country, I got to brush-off my French, too.

 

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Arnold plays the jembe.

We met Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a 90 minute break in the middle of the day. The pastors seemed very grateful for the instruction, and were tremendous singers. They joyfully belted out and danced to “Ensemble, louons le Seigneur” (Together, let’s praise the Lord), one of my favorites from Benin that I taught them.

 

While there, I stayed with the District Superintendent, Rev Jean-Louis Okende. He was a very gracious host, and we enjoyed good conversation and meals together.

Pray for the Church of the Nazarene in Congo!

 

 

 

 

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