All invited to Congo Partnership mission celebration Nov. 1
Eastern PA Conference members are invited to come celebrate on November 1 our successful, ongoing mission partnership in the Central Congo Area with key leaders of that life-saving mission.
Bishop Daniel Lunge, the newly elected episcopal leader of that area, and Dr. Adolphe Yamba Yamba, who heads the Congo Partnership there, will journey to the Peninsula-Delaware and Eastern Pennsylvania Conferences at the end of October. They will both be at Lima UMC on Wednesday (All Saints Day), November 1, at 7 PM, for a worship celebration and consecration.
During the worship service, we will celebrate Eastern PA’s relationship with the Congo Partnership. Donna and Jonathan Baker, our Global Ministries missionaries in that partnership, will be present for the celebration, along with Bishop Peggy Johnson and Cabinet members. We will also consecrate a team of Eastern PA/Pen-Del conference leaders who will travel to the Congo in February 2018.
Music will be provided by the Lima UMC Praise Team and the Clearview UMC choir. The Rev. Bob Wilt is Lima’s host pastor.
“We want to fill the sanctuary to celebrate our generosity and our gratitude to God for all the wonderful blessings-past, present and future-that are bearing fruit and saving lives through this mission partnership,” said Bishop Johnson. “I urge everyone, from all our districts, to come be a part of this great celebration.”
Bishop Daniel Lunge was elected in March to serve as Bishop of the Central Congo Episcopal Area with whom we have our relationship with the Peter D. Weaver Congo Partnership. That partnership also includes the Peninsula-Delaware and Western North Carolina conferences. This will be Bishop Lunge‘s first trip to the Partner conferences.
Dr. Yamba Yamba is the Congo Partnership Mission Coordinator in Congo. He also serves as Director of the Mpasa Medical & Nutrition Center, one of our major projects. Both leaders will also be at Avenue UMC in Milford, Delaware, for another celebration on October 31.