Several Covenant missionaries serve at the Rain Forest International School (RFIS) in a variety of roles including the education of missionaries’ children, accounting, bookkeeping, and technical services. Covenant missionaries are also involved in ministries of compassion and community development in Cameroon in Yaounde and Bamenda. Please pray for the people of Cameroon, our missionaries, the missionaries’ children attending RFIS, and the missionaries who are able to serve across Africa because this school can offer their children a place to learn.
When Covenant missionaries were forced to leave the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) due to civil war in 1996-97, the Ubangi Academy (UBAC), a school for missionaries’ children, also had to close in DRC. As Covenant missionaries returned to new ministries in Central Africa, they chose to send their children to Rain Forest International School in Cameroon. Thus began a relationship with RFIS that today has become a partnership with SIL (Wycliffe Bible Translators) and several other sending organizations. Since that time, there have been long-term and short-term missionaries that have served at RFIS. A hostel was also opened so the children of Covenant missionaries serving in other countries could board there. RFIS provides a way for missionary kids to receive a quality education while their parents continue working on their mission projects such as clean water development, Bible translation, agriculture development, ministry to orphans, developing self-sufficiency programs in villages, mission aviation to the most isolated villages, and more. Recently, opportunities to serve in community development have developed among the Cameroonian people.