Our team on the ground in Minembwe has achieved many successes in our first year, despite setbacks and challenges from continued violence and conflict by rebel militias with inadequate intervention from the DRC government. Homes have been burned, property stolen, lives lost, and injuries sustained. Children and adults suffer from malnutrition.

We are so thankful for the many blessings we have received in our ministry's first year and the amazing results of our multi-tribal Congolese team so far in 2021. We are grateful for the Holy Spirit-inspired generosity of our many kind donors in the USA, as well as the guidance and support of Bellevue Presbyterian Church, which have helped make this possible.

January – September 2021

  • 15,779 individuals received food
  • 1,105 children plus pregnant and nursing women treated for kwashiorkor (severe malnutrition)
  • 1,100 pounds of beans harvested through the cooperative effort of diverse tribes
  • 17,943 people in 22 villages visited with the message of reconciliation
  • 200,000 bricks burned in kiln for construction
  • Largest employer in Minembwe: 94 construction workers, 17 nutrition center operators, and our 11-member multi-tribal team
  • Facilitated large community gatherings, celebrations and intertribal athletic events
  • 12 acres of land donated by community leaders for the community hall
  • Approximately $500,000 raised

Work planned through 2022

  • Nutrition for pregnant and nursing mothers, and other vulnerable groups
  • Increased food supply for people in the villages
  • Completion of community center
  • Establishing an education center