The Partnership believes establishing partnerships between local churches in the US and Congo would be beneficial to all. Bishop Yemba has provided an initial list of Congolese local churches & ministries with specific projects that would allow a partnerships between local churches in the US and specific Congolese congregations.
Bishop Yemba used the 4 areas of focus as part of the selection criteria. These areas are:
1) Developing Principled Christian Leaders for the Church and the World
2) New Places for New People and Renewing Existing Congregations
3) Engaging in Ministry with the Poor
4) Stamping Out Killer Diseases of Poverty by Improving Health Globally
Here is how it works:
A local US congregation, group of churches, or district can choose a project from the following list. Please send your choice to the Rev. Jonathan Baker (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Begin raising the funds to support these projects and, once all funds have been raised, send those funds to your Conference office. Make sure to designate – Local Church Project (name of project and include the assigned number on the memo part of your check)
The assigned project is then removed from the local projects list, and another Congolese congregation’s project will be identified as a new partnership opportunity.
Project: Ngama Community/Peninsula-Delaware Compound
Purpose: Support several local church programs seeking to serve the community and create ways for people to become self-supporting.
Local church – 50 Bibles ~$10/each CCP 162.03 Ngama
50 Song Books ~ $1.50/each CCP 162.04 Ngama
10 Sewing Machines - $140-160 each CCP 162.05 Ngama
There are 78 people ready to participate in sewing program. Seek to link them with Kananga Center for Social Advancement to assist in structuring of program and resources
School Supplies ~ provide supplies for elementary school and secondary schools
$75/month - 162.06 Ngama
Rationale: Provide support for a community located in poor area of Kananga initially supported with money given by the Peninsula- Delaware Conference through Hope for the Children of Africa.