The People of DRC

Would you believe that 90 percent of the people in DRC confess to follow Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior?

Although true most do not have a clear grasp of repentance and faith in Christ or of salvation by grace.  Most believe your works determine your standing before God.  A mix of Christian theology, witchcraft, tribalism, poor education and prosperity theology has led to a blended appearance of Christian thought without any solid food of the faith of Christ.

Perhaps it would be nice if those practicing witchcraft all looked like this so we could have a clear line which people need to hear the truth of light and which ones truly confessed Christ as their only Lord and Savior.  As it is the lines have been very muddied and you cannot know who has good Biblical teaching even by those who attend Christian church.

The need to love the Congolese becomes even more clear when you look into the history of terrific suffering.  The Lord Resistance Army has been demolishing any sense of stable life for those living in the East DRC.  The DRC is statistically the number one place in the world for sexual violence against women.  I cannot even imagine what emotions I will go through when I respond to the medical needs of a village freshly attacked by the LRA.  How do you tell people that have experienced such hate that God loves them?  I believe one way is being by their side and shedding tears with them.  The opportunity to share Jesus in these situations certainly out way the cost of our comfortable lives in America.  Without MAF’s presence in these places very little assistance would be given to those isolated from the rest of the world.

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?  As it is written,“For your sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.” No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

(Romans 8:35-38)

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