Theological Training, Medical Care, Job Development, Christian School, Orphan Care, Basic Food Needs
Pastor Leon and his wife Adolphine returned to Kinshasa in April of 2016 to start New City Fellowship of Kinshasa. NCF-Kinshasa was able to construct a covered meeting space and hold their first worship in June of 2016. Leon has already identified an Associate Pastor to work with the church, with a long range goal of training him to become the senior pastor. This church plant is in one of the poorest communities in the city.
Pastoral training and Bible Institute: Part of the mission of New City-Kinshasa is to help teach additional pastors and church planters to develop and plant other like-minded churches. Third Millennium Ministries, an international theological and Bible training program developed by Seminary professors from around the world, is partnering with us to translate their program into French and provide New City Fellowship-Kinshasa with the materials to become a local Bible Institute for pastors. Classes started in October, 2018 for 25 pastors from 6 different churches.
Good Samaritan Ministries: NCF-Kinshasa has a desire to see several community based ministries established. This group of outreach ministries will be committed to bringing God’s justice and compassion to the poor in the Mikondo district.
In November of 2016, through a generous donation, NCF-K was able to purchase new sewing machines and start sewing classes that will become a source of income for women.
Other areas for future ministry development include:
Nehemiah Projects – A multi-faceted job training program that will equip many desperate young men with needed job skills in a country that currently has a 90% unemployment rate. Training may include furniture making, automotive repair, painting, welding, computers, and landscaping
Orphan Care – Operate a small orphanage on the CEFOREA compound for some of the many orphans in the surrounding community
Pastor Leon Mukendi
Daily Programs for widows, single mothers, prostitutes and other abused young women
Medical Clinic – Expand the current medical clinic, “La Compassion,” to provide services at the CEFOREA compound. This will service the children and poor in the various ministries, as well as the community in general
Lamb of God Christian High School – A high school that will provide a good Christian education, a food program and basic medical care for children in the immediate community, serving as a school for secondary education for the 3 other affiliated Lamb of God primary schools in Kinshasa.
Medical Team Visits, Administrative and IT Assistance
Tim and Kathy Rice are associate missionaries jointly appointed by both InternationalMinistriesand theKingdom Restoration Society to serve as medical missionaries at the Vanga Evangelical Hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The Rices are from St. Louis, MO, where Tim is a doctor on the faculty of the School of Medicine at Saint Louis University. Kathy is a registered nurse. They became involved in the DRC through the ministry of their
church, New City Fellowship and also through their acquaintance with the late Dr. Dan Fountain and many other International Ministries missionaries in the DRC. Both Kathy and Tim had previously served short-term at Vanga Evangelical Hospital. Tim has recently taken on the role of Director of the hospital and Kathy has become Headmistress of the Nursing School. Here is Tim Rice’s latest report:
“We are currently looking to add to our missionary team. We want to add both key members to our longer-term missionary team as well as supplement with short-term visitors. Specifically, we are looking for the following:
- general maintenance/handyman supervisor
- IT maintenance personOn the medical side, we are recruiting a general surgeon or orthopedist; GYN-OB or midwife; and nursing instructors with masters degrees or MPH. Of course, our ideal team members would speak French, but that can be learned on the job!
When we were in Germany visiting our partners last winter, the Vanga hospital was offered a huge battery, the size of a shipping container. This will allow the hospital to have electricity 24 hours/day (up from the 3 hours a day we have now). With a new solar installation, we will be able to have air conditioning in the operating room. The hiccup is that in order to receive this generous gift, we need to have someone who can take responsibility for its installation and maintenance. We need someone to join our team that can not only fulfill that role, but also teach a Congolese team to take on the task.
In addition, we have several “dream team” type projects:
- We would love to develop/build bamboo bicycle-ambulances to transport patients from outlying clinics to the hospital
- Tim is working on developing a “rocket stove” using a propane tank and burning palm nut shells, for incinerating hospital waste
- We also have begun developing plans to build a simple but new emergency room, triage center, intensive care, and administration wing to the hospitalThese are worthwhile, life-saving projects, but we need project managers who can bring the dream to reality. Please pray that God would send forth laborers into His harvest field in Vanga!”
Theological Training, Orphan Care
Rev. Zam Khat Kham returned to Myanmar in 2016 after several years of studies in St. Louis where he served on staff at New City Fellowship St. Louis. He has begun exploratory sessions to develop a Mission Training Institute with local community members and church elders in Kalemyo. Although Kalemyo is a remote city in northern Burma it is a strategic crossroads between many tribal groups.
Daniel and April Murphree along with their son, Hesediah, and newborn baby, Luna Jael, have moved to Myanmar as of February 2018. They have been able to connect with ministry partners in Yangon and Pastor Kham in Kalemyo, and have begun laying the foundation for solid working relationships in their community.
Theological Training, Christian Schools, Mercy Ministry
Macklann Basse, former pastor at New City Fellowship St. Louis, and his wife Rose returned to their home country in 2010. Addressing the need for educating the large street-children population, they started an elementary school in their home, hosting about 170 students pre-k through 5th grade, including some Muslim children.
Macklann has also started Africa Missions with Nations, a missionary training institute. Through AMN, Macklann meets weekly with
15 adult students, teaching them to share the Gospel and be missionaries in their city and villages. Each August, AMN hosts a missions conference that encourages people to receive God’s grace in Christ, share the Gospel in their particular context, and practice justice for those who are oppressed or lowly.
Theological Training, Conferences, Christian Schools, Health Care, Orphan Care
The Bible Believing Lahore Church Council is a group of 50 Reformed churches, under General Superintendent Rev. Sardar Din, who minister in Lahore and Islamabad, Pakistan. They operate Calvin’s Academy, a network of Christian schools with about 3,000 students,
two medical clinics, a Seminary, and a Gospel radio broadcast. They hold annual conferences in October and are always looking for new partners to help spread the Gospel in thisvery challenging field.
Theological Training, Orphan Care, Basic Food Needs
The Theological College of Zimabawe is always looking for guest teachers to help with training their students. City Presbyterian is a center city congregation committed to racial reconciliation and the practice of justice between Anglo and African Zimbabweans.
The church is surrounded by street children who need to hear the Gospel and receive medical care and daily food. The country has not recovered from the Mugabe regime and is on the verge of hyper-inflation once again.