Although we are still living in rented houses in the city of Kisangani, we can’t wait to move OUT to the country! Kisangani has nearly one million inhabitants and is the gateway to the Congo River Basin. From here, we plan to launch the gospel to the fourteen million unreached people in the jungle. We have just finalized the purchase of 125 acres of land that is seven miles north or Kisangani. We wish we could move much farther out, but it is simply too dangerous. We will locate our new campus and evangelism training school on this land and will soon add another 125 acres to it. Nathan Rittenour is currently organizing a brick making team on our property and mapping out the location of roads and buildings for the new campus.
We are excited and grateful that Maranatha Volunteers International, together with the One-day church project has agreed to send us the steel frames and roof sheets for 22 buildings for our campus. Although we do not have the resources to finish all these buildings, we will complete what we can and finish the others as the Lord opens the way. This will give our project a big boost! We also have a container of building equipment and materials coming.
We plan to host our next lay training session in June 2008, so we need to ship our materials and start building! We also need experienced builders to help erect our new campus. How about you? Please let us know by email if you are interested in coming to help.