Global Ministries recognized Reverend Dr. Francois-David (“Franck”) Ekofo Bonyeku of the Community of Disciples of Christ in Congo with an Award of Affirmation at the 2019 General Assembly International Dinner.
Beautiful Congolese bags, clothing, and placemats through the Microcredit project of the CDCC are available! Browse these crafts here.
The Community of Disciples of Christ in Congo (CDCC) in what today is the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), formerly known as Zaire was founded in 1889. The church has been affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States since its inception. The church functions with 33 ecclesial regions and two extensions located in the Equator, Bandundu, East Congo, Lower Congo and Kinshasa communities. Its 540 congregations serve 800,000 members. The church has 6 general hospitals and 147 health care centers.
The communities where the CDCC congregations are located face many socio-economic problems, yet they remain resilient and faithful. They are struggling with the effects of years of a brutal colonial government, a civil war. Years of malicious interference by surrounding countries and the international community, war, and systematic corruption negatively impacted health care, education, and development programs.
Learn One Way Funds are Raised for the Ministries of the CDCC here.