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Democratic Republic of Congo

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 Jeff and Christi Boyd, Jeff the regional liaison for Central Africa (Congo, Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea)

 Ruth Brown

 John and Gwenda Fletcher

 Marcia Murray

 Bob and Kristi Rice

 Larry and Inge Sthreshley

 Learn more about the work of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The Democratic Republic of Congo, a country roughly one quarter the size of the United States, has been ravaged by conflict. The havoc wreaked by the rebellion that ousted the dictator Mobutu Sese Seko in 1997 and the following war to topple President Joseph Kabila have been aggravated by internal and regional inter-ethnic sentiments. After two civil wars the country is left with a devastated infrastructure and economy. People throughout the country struggle daily for survival. Despite these circumstances, the church in the DRC continues to faithfully bear witness to Christ’s good news through their multifold ministries.

Jeff and Christi Boyd

regional liaison for Central Africa (Congo, Cameroon, and Equatorial Guinea) - Jeff

As regional liaison for Central Africa, Jeff Boyd facilitates support for the relationships, programs, and activities of Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) partners in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cameroon, and Equatorial Guinea. He also resources PC(USA) mission personnel and helps connect partner churches with PC(USA) congregations that want to be involved in ministry in the region. Christi serves as a regional facilitator for women and children’s interests in Congo and in three other French-speaking African countries— Madagascar, Niger, and Rwanda—and in one non-French-speaking country, South Sudan. She works where African women’s and children’s interests meet Presbyterian World Mission’s critical global initiatives of poverty alleviation, evangelism, and reconciliation. She accompanies global partners as they seek to remedy the marginalization of women and children in their communities, and engages with Presbyterian constituencies in the US who wish to come alongside and promote those efforts. Home presbytery: Mid-Kentucky; Learn more
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Ruth Brown

Ruth is a food security and development specialist working with the Presbyterian Community of Congo (CPC). She assists the CPC development staff as they seek to expand services throughout the Kasai region. She and her Congolese partners help church members and communities build and maintain coalitions, assess community conditions, and implement programs that promote health, education, justice, and peace. They facilitate these community development goals by offering Christian education together with training opportunities and ongoing support. Home presbytery: Presbytery of the James; Learn more
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John and Gwenda Fletcher

John is a surgical consultant to the eight hospitals supported by the Presbyterian Community of Congo (CPC). He works with the hospitals’ staffs to improve their surgical knowledge, skills, judgment, and techniques as well as precepting medical students and serving as a surgeon at the Christian Medical Institute of the Kasai. Gwenda, an education consultant, assists the CPC’s Education Department in its efforts to enhance the quality of education in the church’s 702 elementary and secondary schools. The Fletchers and their Congolese colleagues work to help the people of Congo experience the abundant life Jesus promises. Home presbytery: Grand Canyon; Learn more
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Marcia Murray

Marcia is a long-term volunteer teaching English and statistics at the university level technical nursing school, the Institut Supérieur Technical Médical (ISTM) at Tshikaji Station. By teaching at the university level, she says “I will be helping to train future leaders for the church and for their country.” Home Ecclesiastical Body: St Thomas Reformed Church in the Virgin Islands. Learn more
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Bob and Kristi Rice

Bob and Kristi work with the Presbyterian Community of Congo (CPC). Bob and Christi help the Department of Evangelism as it seeks to strengthen and expand the impact of the church. The department’s priorities include equipping the development of new churches, strengthening the training of rural pastors, producing print and radio material for spiritual education and evangelism, and facilitating the discipleship and Christian education. Kristi also contributes to CPC’s microfinance efforts and other community development projects. Home presbytery: Synod of the Pacific/San Francisco; Learn more
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Larry and Inge Sthreshley

Larry works with partner churches and organizations to help them build capacity for health ministry in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. His work with Inter Church Medical Assistance (IMA) has helped partners run large, internationally funded health programs that have greatly impacted health. Larry says his goal is to help the church “effectively demonstrate the love of Christ through health ministry.” Inge works with both IMA and the Presbyterian Church of Kinshasa with community garden programs to alleviate urban hunger and malnutrition. Home presbytery: New Hope; Learn more
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  • Dear Sisters and Brothers and Friends in Christ. We are committed and excitted by information on internet about the Presbyterian Church in DRC our country.Could please sent me the appropriate documentation on the Presbyterian Church and put me on touch with the Presbyterian Church in Kinshasa. We wish a Presbyterian Church in our areas and be part of you in Uvira and Baraka territories....in South Kivu region East DR.Congo. Hoping to hear soon from you. Best regards. Yours Brother. Méthode Belanwa by BELANWA Méthode on 07/03/2013 at 11:36 a.m.

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