“But you, O Lord, do not be far away!
O my help, come quickly to my aid!” Psalm 22:19
“We raise a cry of alarm to the different faithful members of the Mennonite church around the world,” writes Reverend Alphonse Kisubi Kassa, a leader of Communauté des Églises des Frères Mennonites au Congo (CEFMC – the MB church in DR Congo).
A delegation from CEFMC Goma who visited the church in Munigi in eastern DRC in November 2022 report finding many displaced persons (older people; pregnant and nursing women; children younger than 5, school-aged children, some of whom are separated from their parents) who lack sanitation facilities, food, potable water, clothing.
We pray for needed supplies to reach the area and be equitably distributed.
We praise the Lord for the nongovernmental organizations and for Église du Christ au Congo (association of churches) who are responding.
We pray that the ceasefire regarding the M23 which Kenyan and Rwanda leaders are negotiating would be respected and sustained.