Solomon: Short Story

“Follow Me” in the DR Congo A Short Story: Love Your Neighbor God’s Personal and Powerful Provision for His People I met Solomon on my second trip in 2009 in a way that only God could have arranged. He was 19 years old. He told me he wanted to study philosophy at a university. I was shocked.…

Congo: My Favorite Thing

Bukavu is a crowded city. No space is wasted. The beauty of Congo is not in its cities but in the rural areas – a place where lush vegetation grows on steep hills.The kids are different in the rural areas as well. The reddish tent of their tattered clothes reflects the wonderful red color of…

Quick Reminder

Quick Reminders I just wanted to remind you about two opportunities to learn about what God is doing in the Congo and our upcoming Congo trips.  God uses these trips (as well as people here) to cause growth in us and the Congolese.  It is always fun to see Him show up!  Come learn more about…

Truth Will Set You Free: Trip #9 Wrap Up

In this email, I want to share some of the ideas that God continues to reveal, request a little help, and share some stories and pictures from our last trip – including some fabulous pictures of our close encounter with gorillas. We could use a little help. Sign up for Solomon’s blog (more explanation below) at https://bukavunews.wordpress.com/. …

Ben Ryan: Congo Trip #9

Ben Ryan, a mechanical engineer, joined Mike and me on this trip.  When I recruit people to go to Bukavu, the typical reaction goes something like this:  “I don’t know what I could do that would be valuable.  I am not qualified to help.  I have no experience.”  As you will see below, those thoughts…

Congo Blessings

Congo Blessings Establishing Relationships Here’s a quick note – essentially a request for prayer.   Mike Scheffelin, Ben Ryan and I leave Sunday for Congo Trip #9.  We will return on February 9. I can’t explain completely why an all-powerful and sovereign God asks us to pray, but here is what I know:  When people pray,…