Posts tagged ‘Africa’

One Ceasefire Brings Hope, Another Elusive

By Stan Friedman

GAMBELLA, ETHIOPIA (April 8, 2014) — Leaders of the Evangelical Covenant Church of South Sudan say they hope a peace accord signed earlier this year between rebel leader David Yau Yau and the government will end ethnic violence in which members of the Murle and Lo Nuer tribes kidnapped each other’s women, children, and cattle. Continue Reading »

Engebretson New Covenant Kids Congo Project Leader


By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (March 13, 2014) — Donn Engebretson has been named the new project leader for Covenant Kids Congo powered by World Vision (CKC). Former short-term missionary to the African nation Christine Buettgen has been chosen to be the new liaison with World Vision’s Ledia Water Project. Continue Reading »

CEUM Camp Closed for Years Reopened, Includes Discipleship Center

KARAWA, DR CONGO (March 3, 2014) — After many years of little use, Camp Zulu outside of Karawa was re-opened, and the semi-remodeled facilities also inaugurated as a new discipleship center during a six-hour ceremony that attracted 750 people. Continue Reading »

Washington to Leave CKC Leadership Post

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (February 20, 2014) — Reesheda Washington, who has guided Covenant Kids Congo powered by World Vision (CKC) for nearly two years, has resigned her position as project leader to become executive director of Communities First Association. Her resignation is effective March 3. Continue Reading »

Children Assisted by VOC Among Drowned South Sudanese

MALAKAL, SOUTH SUDAN (February 6, 2014) — Three children who participated in the Evangelical Covenant Church of South Sudan’s Vulnerable and Orphan Children Center (VOC) project were among the 200 people fleeing fighting here who died when a ferry capsized last month. Continue Reading »

South Sudan Situation Remains Precarious

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (February 3, 2014) — Leaders of the Evangelical Covenant Church of South Sudan (ECCSS) and their families have arrived in safe locations as fighting continues in their native country despite what is supposed to be an ongoing ceasefire, Mathew, a member of the church’s leadership team wrote in an email on Sunday. Continue Reading »

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 »