Posts tagged ‘Africa’

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 »

Ministry to Empower Women Impossible Without Mandela

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (December 10, 2013) — The work of a Covenant World Relief partner that is helping Zulu women achieve economic independence in South Africa would not have been possible prior to Nelson Mandela’s work to bring down apartheid, Dave Husby, CWR director, said today. Continue Reading »

Agriculture Project Continues in Spite of Violence in CAR

By Stan Friedman

GAMBOULA, CAR (December 10, 2013) — An agricultural project sponsored by Covenant World Relief and led by Covenant missionaries Roy and Aleta Danforth remains stable despite horrific violence throughout much of the Central African Republic which has filled a nearby hospital with wounded from both sides in the conflict between Muslims and Christians. Continue Reading »

Gifts that Change Lives

REPUBLIC OF CAMEROON (November 14, 2013) – The villagers stood in their best clothes on the dirt road, some of them holding white chickens, and sang a song of effusive gratitude. Continue Reading »

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 »