“Aksanti Sana” to and from East Congo United Methodists

Expressions of thanks were heard and received all across the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as a group of bishops and general secretaries from the United States made its way to the eastern part of the country to discover the hopeful realities of the newest area of the UMC connection, the East Congo Episcopal Area. “Aksanti sana” in Swahili, “merci beaucoup” in French, “losaka efula,” in Otetella, and “thank you so very much,” expressed the underlying theme of the visit for the travelers and for their hosts. In this region of the DRC, still recovering from two decades of war, there is today much to be thankful for and to celebrate. A story by Christie R. House of GBGM

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