Posts tagged ‘Africa’

Half of Congregation Commits to Congo Kids Project

By Stan Friedman

HINSDALE, IL (September 17, 2012) – Nearly half the families at Hinsdale Covenant Church signed up to sponsor children through the Covenant Kids Congo powered by World Vision project on Sunday, when the church became the first Covenant congregation to conduct a Hope Sunday. Continue Reading »

Another Kind of Endurance Needed for This Marathon

By Stan Friedman

KARAWA, DR CONGO (August 28, 2012) – “Eight hours, three minutes!” declared Pete Ekstrand. “That beats my record of seven hours and 10 minutes!” Continue Reading »

Covenant Kids Congo Live Webcast Wednesday

CHICAGO, IL (August 27, 2012) – The Covenant Kids Congo team will host a live webcast at 10 a.m. (CDT) Wednesday to discuss their recent trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo as well as the resources available within the Hope Sunday kit that will arrive at churches prior to Hope Sunday. Continue Reading »

Kids for Congo Registrations Moving at Fast Pace

By Stan Friedman

GEMENA, DR CONGO (August 20, 2012) – Since beginning their work less than three months ago, volunteers already have registered 12,000 children for the Covenant Kids Congo powered by World Vision project. Continue Reading »

Live Congo Broadcast Cancelled

CHICAGO, IL (August 15, 2012) – Plans to broadcast a live interview from the Democratic Republic of Congo later today had to be scrapped due to logistical incompatibilities in accessing an adequate Internet connection in Gemena. Continue Reading »

75th Anniversary Mission Celebration Under Way in Congo

By Stan Friedman

KARAWA, DR CONGO (August 13, 2012) – More than 8,700 Congolese men, women, and children gathered Sunday for nearly seven hours on an open field nicknamed “Times Square” to celebrate 75 years of Evangelical Covenant Church ministry in Congo. Continue Reading »

First Visitors Arrive for Congo 75th Celebration

KARAWA, DR CONGO (August 6, 2012) – The first of 24 international church representatives arrived Saturday to help celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Covenant’s ministry in Africa – festivities will take place August 12-15. Continue Reading »

New Solar Panels Lighting the Way in Karawa

KARAWA, DR CONGO (August 2, 2012) – Newly installed solar panels have enabled the hospital here to have electricity nearly every day. Continue Reading »

Deep Diving Tragedy Opens Door to Sharing Gospel

DAKAR, SENEGAL (July 18, 2012) – Missionary Dan Mulay learned that deep diving fisherman of a coastal tribe south of here were suffering high mortality rates after they had received a gift of older scuba equipment. The deaths were due to nitrogen sickness, more commonly know as “the bends.” Continue Reading »

CWR Sending Funds to Aid Fleeing Congolese Refugees

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (July 16, 2012) – Covenant World Relief is sending aid to long-time partner Medical Teams International (MTI) to help them respond to a growing crisis as 20,000 refugees flee a breakout of violence in the eastern portion of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Continue Reading »