Training Pygmy Lay Pastors in the Congo
About This Mission Project
In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Pygmy people are subject to systematic oppression. The reluctance of Bantu Christians to share their churches prevents most Pygmies from learning much about Jesus.
Pastor and Rose Mayala have built a relationship with the Twa Pygmy people of northwest Congo through literacy and agricultural training and church planting. This project will provide training for Pygmy lay pastors to help them lead their own churches and engage people in authentic Christianity.
- $50 provides all the materials needed to train 24 lay leaders.
- $100 pays the travel costs for four trainees.
- $250 feeds everyone for three days of training.
- $500 pays transportation costs and all the arrangements for one trainer.
Mission Project Specifics
International Ministries seeks to raise $5,500 to give Twa Pygmy church leaders in the Democratic Republic of the Congo the opportunity to complete one month of training in the lay pastors training program started in 2015.
This project will be managed by International Ministries missionary Miriam Noyes.
It is anticipated that this project will equip Twa church leaders to evangelize in their cultural contexts and to plant and lead churches to bring their people to Christ throughout the northwest Congo. It has the potential to benefit over 56,000 people in the Mai-Ndombe Province.
Connect to This Mission Project
- Please pray with Miriam Noyes that the training program scheduled for the summer of 2017 will be possible, and that each of the 24 participants will be equipped for vibrant ministries.
- Your donations make this mission project possible.
- To donate by check, write Congo/Noyes/Training Pygmy Pastors on the memo line and mail to International Ministries, PO Box 851, Valley Forge, PA 19482-0851.
- Share this information with others in your community and in your church family.
- For more information, contact Chris Marziale.
In the picture above...
Jean Lungomo proudly wore the name of evangelist before 2015. After attending the first half of this training program, his life had already begun to change. He and 23 others are looking forward to completing another month of the training program with your help.