“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).
A delegation from CEFMC Goma—the Mennonite Brethren church in the Democratic Republic of the Congo—visited the church in Munigi in eastern Congo in November, and reported finding many displaced persons, including older people, pregnant and nursing women, children younger than five, and school-aged children, some of whom are separated from their parents. These people lack sanitation facilities, food, potable water and 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) that are responding.
- We pray that the ceasefire regarding the M23, which Kenyan and Rwandan leaders are negotiating, would be respected and sustained.
“The Spirit of Jesus empowers us to trust God in all areas of life, so we become peacemakers who renounce violence, love our enemies, seek justice, and share our possessions with those in need.”