“Brothers Biking for Congo” Team Raises Over $10,000

Dennis Carlson, associate pastor of Faith Covenant Church in Farmington, MI, and his brother, Rod Carlson, participated in the 420-mile RAGBRAI XLIV, The (Des Moines) Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, to raise support for the Congo Clinic Initiative. Some 10,000 cyclists participated in the race, and in keeping with tradition, the race begins with bikers having their rear wheel in the Missouri river at Glenwood, Iowa, and ends with riders dipping their front tires in the Mississippi River at Muscatine. “My brother, Rod, from my hometown of San Jose, CA traded in his $25 garage sale mountain bike […]

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Couples for Congo Dinner & Dance

Highrock Acton Covenant Church in Acton, MA recently held a dinner and dance as a fundraiser for their support of the Kanana Clinic, through the Congo Clinic Initiative. Pastor Will Barnett says, “We had about 75 people attend and raised a $1,000. Mostly folks were from our church or one of our network congregations, but we had several people invite family or friends from the community. We were also able to raffle off items contributed from a number of local businesses. It was a great community-building, partner-building, invitational event while raising awareness and investment in the Congo Clinic Initiative. We’ll definitely do […]

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Christmas Ornament Party

Develop a Knowledgeable Heart for Congo This Christmas There are many ways to develop a knowledgeable heart for Congo! Life Community Church in Roseville, CA set up a craft table at their Christmas party for the kids and adults to make ornaments for their Congo Clinic. Download the CCI Quarterly Issue 3 for more Christmas Ornament ideas!            

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Bread & Jam

Dear Paul Carlson Partnership, We send greetings to you from Salem Covenant Church in Oakland, Nebraska, along with a question. What do Nebraska apples and Congo have in common? The answer is absolutely nothing, unless you are Cyndy Alberts, who attends Salem. “This fall we had both Meritt Lohr-Sawyer and Donn Engebretson here at Salem”, said Cyndy, a home health nurse in Nebraska. “When I heard about the needs in Congo I felt moved to do something. My husband and I committed to sponsoring a child through Covenant Kids Congo/World Vision. I also wanted to make a meaningful difference in […]

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Rural Nebraska Embraces Rural Congo

Mbote Baninga! (Hello Friends!) This is the story of how three rural Nebraska Covenant churches – Oakland, Wakefield, and Waverly – have stepped out in faith to embrace a rural health clinic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. For decades these churches faithfully rolled bandages to send to Congo. Salem has been supporting Covenant missionaries Pete and Cindy Ekstrand in Congo for many years. In May 2014, Kitty Hoden of Salem, a registered nurse, traveled to Congo with Women Ministries director Meagan Gillan and saw things firsthand. Then, at the 2014 Annual Meeting, Salem’s pastor, Steve Hoden heard about […]

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