Friday, April 27, 2012

Prayer for Congo-DRC: A 365 Day Global Prayer Journey - April 27 (Day 118)

Today we learn what happened to the country of Zaire. I guess because it's one of the few "Z" countries it always stuck in my mind. Suddenly it seemed to disappear from the map - but not really. It actually because the Democratic Republic of Congo (distinguished as Congo-DRC, in contrast to Congo, which is a separate country we will consider in a couple of days).

Congo-DRC has experienced conflict resulting in more deaths than any conflict since World War II. Since 2006, it has been trying to rebuild a failed state. The challenges are great, but the church has risen to the occasion - according to OW, "Many social, health and education services are now maintained by Christian groups in lieu of a functioning government." What a testimony to these believers!

Please read about Congo-DRC on pages 268-275. The video below will guide our prayer for today.

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