Each month, The West Ohio Conference joins together in praying for the ministries, mission projects, and missionaries of The United Methodist Church. In November, we pray for the people, churches, and ministries in North Katanga, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The North Katanga Episcopal Area is one of the fastest growing in The United Methodist Church worldwide. One reason is the church’s investment in local communities within North Katanga, particularly in the areas of medical care, education, farming, and caring for youth. In isolated areas of the Congo, the inaccessibility of medical care often complicates treatment for those who are ill. The United Methodist Church has built clinics and hospitals to offer compassionate care, and also provides an aviation ministry to ferry seriously ill patients to larger cities. The Church has built schools to provide affordable education to students of all ages, and the Kamina Children’s Home provides a home for youth who were orphaned during the country’s civil war. At Kamisamba Farm, a training school helps local farmers learn sustainable farming practices, while also growing produce and raising livestock that can help feed local communities. With all it is doing in God’s name, it’s no wonder The United Methodist Church in North Katanga is growing!