Nazarene Boat Ministry in Maniema District
Along the Congo River, we have more than 30 preaching points and organized churches. There are no other means of transportation to reach these areas. No vehicles or motorcycles, just boats flowing on the river. Our goal this month was to go for the maiden voyage of our new Nazarene Boat Ministry.
It was great to have such a ministry along the Congo River. Five days of ministry from August 21st – 25th 2019. Leaving Kindu city we went to LUKENYE 150 km along the river. We had opportunity to minister to five different villages known as PEMBE LIBA, NGUMBU, LOLESONGO, BAKUMBA 2 AND LUKENYE village. In each village, we were welcomed by churches planted by the Jesus Film ministry alongside with district leadership. This Boat ministry really came at the right time and made a new visibility of the church of the Nazarene along the river. Those villages have large populations but no other means of transportation apart from the boat, and boat without motor as you can see on the pictures. The Nazarene church was the first church to come with a motorboat and made the church to be more respected among the villages. “The Nazarene Boat Ministry is a unique ministry on the Congo River,” said some villagers as they sang these praises in their songs.
We organized two open air Evangelism campaigns in different places with a great number of participants. Trainings on how to do an effective evangelism and a proper disciplship program were provided to pastors and upcoming leaders along the river.
We thank God for providing a boat to this ministry. We express a grateful heart to all the facilitators and donors of such a great tool for evangelism along Congo River. (Nazarene Boat Ministry) Also, our thanks to the Maniema district Super intendant with his leadership for organizing such a project.
To God be the glory for His protection during the time of the trip and safe journey of the members who went with us. The delegation was 28 persons including men and women of God.
We hope that, the Nazarene Boat Ministry will continue to impact ministry in Maniema district in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Thanks for your prayers,
Rev. Nzola Dieumerci
Africa Central Field Jesus Film Coordinator