Peace in Congo is always tenuous but new violence in the Kananga area (South Eastern Congo) between government soldiers and rebel groups has grown in intensity over the last months. Recently, two UN workers have been kidnapped and 40 police officers have been murdered.
We work in this area with an organization called Butoke. Dr Cecile, an eighty year old Belgium doctor, along with her team provide critical health care and orphan care along with other activities such as assisting communities obtain clean water. They are in danger!
We would ask that you take a few minutes to pray for her, her team and the population as they go through very difficult times. They may be required to evacuate but they have no funds for this. If you would like to donate to this emergency please mark your donation “Butoke Emergency Fund” or click here to donate online.