John Jere reports on his team’s mission to the Democratic Republic of Congo:
Prayer Request Pull QuoteBishop Lamba Lamba of “Come & See Churches” in Congo DRC is a close friend of mine. Lamba Lamba and I have known each other from the 1990s, during the fierce civil wars in Congo DRC. I have been going to DRC to encourage, give hope to brothers and sisters in the Lord, evangelizing and discipling. Our team also feeds the orphans who lost their parents to war and HIV/AIDS. I have taken and introduced many teams and friends to Bishop Lamba Lamba and “Come & See Churches” in Congo DRC. I have not been to Congo DRC for the past two and half years.
Bishop Lamba Lamba is the founder of “Come & See Churches” in Congo DRC. Lamba Lamba and his team have planted 1,000 churches in Congo DRC alone. He is the senior pastor of “ Come & See Church” in Lubumbashi, Congo DRC which is the head-quarters of the all their churches. The church in Lubumbashi seats 3,500 people. In five provinces, their churches have television and radio ministries. In recent years, he led the church to establish a university at their mission station. He officially opened a medical clinic where they are providing medical services to the poor people in Kenya slum, Lubumbashi, Congo DRC.
Bishop John Jere and ITMI South African partner, Charl Van Wyk were joined by two American friends, Ron and David. The team drove John’s new mission vehicle (which ITMI helped us obtain) to Lubumbashi, to preach the Word of God. For more information on this mission, read Charl’s trip report.
Each month, the Come and See Church’s clinic serves serves about 450 to 600 and delivers approximately 150 babies.
These are the only drugs they have for their ministry in Kenya slum, Lubumbashi. There is a great need for more drugs as they serve the poor people in the society. They also need better and modern lab equipment, beds for the adults and babies. All that they use are very old and outdated.
This is the only lab equipment they have for a very big slum, serving thousands and thousands of people. It is difficult to see our brothers and sisters, doing every thing possible to serve others. They have the knowledge but do not have the necessary equipment and drugs.