Humanitarian upheaval


Date Submitted: March 29, 2018
Country: DR Congo


Whether the reports come from Congolese we’ve known and loved for years, or via the media, events in the Ituri province of northeast DR Congo are horrific. Photos affirm the magnitude of the crisis. Our souls cry out with David of old, ‘When my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to the Rock that is higher than I” Ps 61:2b

Only God knows how this major humanitarian upheaval will end. Whole villages have been burned to the ground, populations forced to run for their lives to hoped-for safe havens with many perishing enroute. Thousands have crossed Lake Albert into Uganda; many more flood the city of Bunia, all having reached their destination with nothing but the clothes on their backs. The government appears futile in addressing the issues while the country’s citizens suffer. Please uphold suffering Saints, asking the Lord to continue to grant grace to be ‘salt and light’ for Him in the great darkness which covers this vast land. Believers bravely carry on with life, displaying an amazingly resilient spirit we have witnessed again and again over our years of connection with Congo.