Posts tagged ‘Africa’

Ten Percent of Church Runs Marathon for Covenant Kids Congo

By Stan Friedman

CANTON, MI (November 6, 2013) — Getting some 120 people from Life Covenant Church to run the recent Detroit Free Press/Talmer Bank Marathon wasn’t nearly as hard as member Anton Botosan thought it would be. Then they raised a lot more money than he expected for a water project connected with Covenant Kids Congo powered by World Vision. Continue Reading »

Selling Apples to Help Plant Fruit Trees in the Central Africa Republic

YAKIMA, WA (October 28, 2013)—Ten Covenant churches will participate in bagging more than 600 pounds of pre-purchased apples on Saturday that were sold to raise $7,000 for a research and training farm in the Central Africa Republic (CAR). Continue Reading »

Fire Damages Missionary Home

KARAWA, DR CONGO (October 18, 2013) — A fire that damaged part of the house used by Covenant missionaries Paul and Sheryl Noren would have destroyed the structure if not for the efforts of local residents who used sand and basins carrying water from a local well. Continue Reading »

Walking 5,000 Miles for Clean Water

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (August 22, 2013) — Covenanter Amy Russell, who graduated from North Park University with the Senior Par Excellence award in 2010, received some advanced lessons in anthropology, zoology, psychology, and ultimately geopolitical realities as she walked 5,000 miles through Africa over the past year and a half. Continue Reading »

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Maurice: Pray for Us

By Stan Friedman

CAIRO, EGYPT (August 16, 2013) – Sameh Maurice, pastor of the largest Evangelical church in the Middle East and a speaker at the Covenant’s Midwinter Conference, earlier this year asked denomination members to pray to stop the violence that has destroyed churches across the country, forced his to close, and put his life in danger. Continue Reading »

DR Congo Named Worst Place to Be a Mother

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (May 15, 2013) – The importance of developing the healthcare system in the Democratic Republic of the Congo was highlighted in a recent report that listed the African nation as the worst place in the world to be a mother, say representatives of the Paul Carlson Partnership (PCP). Continue Reading »

Pastor Aggressively Pushing Covenant Kids Congo

FORT DODGE, IA (April 25, 2013) – When a newspaper reporter called Allan Redenius, pastor of First Covenant Church, and asked if she could write a story about the congregation for a special newspaper insert, he replied, “I have a better idea.” Continue Reading »

African Church Leaders Part of Historic Gathering

MOMBASA, KENYA (April 24, 2013 – History was made as 25 church leaders from nine countries gathered recently for the first-ever consultation of the family of African Covenant Churches, a group of African denominations that originated from Evangelical Covenant Churches in North America and Sweden. Continue Reading »

Harrowing Escape for Missionaries into Cameroon

YAOUNDE, CAMEROON (April 8, 2013) – Last month, 30 missionaries from the Evangelical Covenant Church and other organizations fled a mission station in Gamboula, Central African Republic (CAR), in an escape that was more harrowing than Covenant News Service was able report at the time for security reasons. Continue Reading »