Friday, February 12, 2010

Web site and blog merger

Mulungwishi missions logo
People with sharp eyes may already have noticed the overnight change of an added horizontal menu. This "blog" is now a full web site for the D.R. Congo Mission at Mulungwishi.

For several years Avondale Pattillo United Methodist Church in Decatur, Georgia, has been gracious enough to host our "regular" web site pages "underneath" their own. This blog then contained just news about the Mulungwishi ministries. But the plan all along was to eventually have a separate web site just for Mulungwishi.

A big break came recently when Google announced the ability to add "pages" to a Blogger blog in addition to blog postings (articles). So now, this one web site is both a separate web site for the Mulungwishi ministries as well a the news blog for David and Lori. The top horizontal menu links to the information we moved from the Avondale Pattillo UMC site last night.

Please change any bookmarks (favorites) you have to use this web site for D.R. Congo missions at Mulungwishi.

Friday, February 05, 2010

Headed to Congo

We want to ask you to pray for us as we travel back to Congo on February 6th-14th. It is a little later than we had planned. Towards the middle of January a neighbor gave us a large amount of computer equipment for our CISCO academy at Mulungwishi. We thank the Lord for His provision. So we went to work packing it and sending part of it to a container leaving soon. The rest we will be taking with us. We also thank the Lord for Lakeridge UMC in Lubbock, TX for their generous gift to help us with the shipping. As soon as we get back, we will be involved with the Masters of Leadership program. Be in prayer for this training session. Two of the visiting professors are heads of institutions in Central African Republic and Burundi. It will be good to have them with us and to share together with our staff common challenges that we face. We also want to praise the Lord for so many of you who responded to the need for the children’s education. Money has come in beyond our imagination. All the children signed up will get their education this year, including the three little girls who knelt in our front yard. We thank you for being a such a real part in this partnership with the Lord. It can only be done through His grace. So again, we ask you to continue to labor with us in prayer.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

February prayer focus

Elementary School kidsThe 2010 Mulungwishi Methodist Mission calendar asks us to pray for the Elementary school:

  • Principal Phillip Mwembo
  • The faculty
  • The children

The Elementary School serves about 450 children from the station and the surrounding villages. For many, especially girls, this is the only formal education they will ever get!