Mobilizing the Congolese Church

April 4, 2017 • Democratic Republic of the Congo
Congolese church

Samaritan's Purse is helping churches reach their neighbors through community projects

Jean Pierre Mbikondolomo is the Head of Ndolomo Chiefdom in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

From my childhood, my life has not been easy. After I finished elementary school, I attended high school in a different village and then traveled away to attend university. In 2000, I became the Head of the Ndolomo Chiefdom. As Head, I’ve encountered many situations that have threatened my life. Although there has been conflict and unrest involving the Lord’s Resistance Army, God has continued to protect me.

I’m grateful that Samaritan’s Purse is working in our area. They have provided seeds and have worked with churches to encourage them to become more involved in community outreach. Local churches are now helping construct shelters for elderly and vulnerable people. I’ve been personally impacted by these community projects, and I will continue to engage and support churches in their holistic development initiatives.