Posts tagged ‘Africa’

Danforths Ask for Continued Prayer for CAR

By Stan Friedman

GAMBOULA, CAR (January 21, 2014) — Missionaries Roy and Aleta Danforth say they feel safe at the ministry they lead, but asked this morning for Covenanters to continue praying for the Central African Republic, which still could further descend into sectarian violence that has displaced one million people and killed more than a thousand. Continue Reading »

Danforth: CAR Returning to Normalcy

By Stan Friedman

GAMBOULA, CAR (January 17, 2014) — Covenant missionary Roy Danforth says he believes the Central African Republic (CAR), which he and other missionaries had fled amid violence last March, is slowly starting to return to normalcy. Continue Reading »

Covenant World Relief Responding to South Sudan Crisis

CHICAGO, IL (January 9, 2014) — Covenant World Relief (CWR) has established a special giving page to assist South Sudanese driven from their homes by the conflict that has sent people, including members of the Evangelical Covenant Church of South Sudan (ECCSS), fleeing to refugee camps. Continue Reading »

Members of ECCSS in US Mourn Relatives Killed in South Sudan

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (January 8, 2014) — Leaders of Evangelical Covenant Church of South Sudan (ECCSS) congregations in the United States say the violence in their native country is taking an emotional toll on members, some of whom have relatives who have been killed and others whom they are unable to contact. Continue Reading »

Ekstrands: South Sudan Refugees “Family to Us.”

CHICAGO, IL (January 8, 2014) — Covenant Missionaries Pete and Cindy Ekstrand were regional coordinators in South Sudan until recently and say the violence there is heartbreaking. Continue Reading »

ECCSS Leader Wounded, Buildings Destroyed

By Stan Friedman

KAMPALA, UGANDA (January 6, 2014) — The leader of the Evangelical Covenant Church of South Sudan who monitors the denomination’s Vulnerable and Orphaned Child project suffered a gunshot wound to the hand while trying to escape the fighting that has broken out between warring factions of the nation’s military. Continue Reading »

Attacks in Congo Far from Covenant Congregations

KINSHASA, DR CONGO (December 30, 2013) — Congo Covenant Churches were unaffected by the attacks that occurred this morning in multiple areas of Kinshasa, which is located far from the region where the denomination ministers. Continue Reading »

South Sudan Covenanters Displaced Amid Violence

By Stan Friedman

WUBEL, SOUTH SUDAN (December 27, 2013) — Leaders of the Evangelical Covenant Church of South Sudan (ECCSS) have fled to this village 27 miles south of Malakal, where the denomination has its headquarters. Continue Reading »

South Sudan Covenant Leader Asks for Prayers Amid Violence

By Stan Friedman

MALAKAL, SOUTH SUDAN (December 18, 2013) — A leader of the Evangelical Covenant Church in South Sudan (ECCSS) said today that the situation for members of the denomination amid the violence in the capital city of Juba is unknown, and he expressed concern that the spreading conflict will lead to ethnic violence in other parts of the world’s newest country. Continue Reading »

Regional Coordinators Visit Growing Covenant Church of South Sudan

By Stan Friedman

MALAKAL, SOUTH SUDAN (December 17, 2013) — Members of the Evangelical Covenant Church of South Sudan (ECCSS) jubilantly welcomed Covenant missionaries John Kerl and Cindy and Pete Ekstrand who traveled here, and were led by missionary James Tang, who is a native of Sudan. Continue Reading »