Congo, Dem. Republic

Congo, Dem. Republic

Congo, Dem. Republic

Population: 67,827,495

Located in Western Africa, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between Angola and Gabon

Map of Congo, Dem. Republic

The turning to Christ in the 20th century has been massive. The number of Christians grew from 1.4 percent of the population in 1900 to over 90 percent professing Christians today. The Church's social impact has grown, since it has emerged as the only viable national structure to endure in the general social, political and economic collapse of the country. The evils of Congo's tragic history must be overcome through repentance and reconciliation. The Democratic Republic of Congo is a failed state: no centralized government, no connectedness between the vast regions, almost no functioning infrastructure and no single language or culture to unite its many diverse peoples. Christian leaders of spiritual maturity and moral integrity need to be raised up for ministry both in the Church and in society.

The Power of Community

Student Richard Katembo finds intentional, Christian community at his university in Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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