On November 24th, 1964, Dr. Paul Carlson was martyred by Simba rebels in DR Congo.

Today, more than 50 years of serving Congo, Paul Carlson Partnership invites you to join us in honoring the legacy of this missionary hero.

There are 3 ways to join together and celebrate Dr. Paul, the ministry he inspired, and continuing dedication to long-term development in Congo.

Paul Carlson Sunday: November 4, 2018

Host a Paul Carlson Sunday on November 4, 2018 (or any time of year) to remember this missionary hero. Download materials, such as kids and family activities, liturgy, Congolese worship songs, and other items for your church service.

  • PCP Sunday Litany
  • PCP Sunday Song Sheet
  • PCP Sunday Kids Activity
  • PCP Sunday Bulletin Insert

PCP Sunday Kit is available to download here.

Read and Share

Monganga Paul: The Congo Ministry and Martyrdom of Paul Carlson, M.D.
by Lois Carlson Bridges

Here is the electrifying story of Christian heroism that caught the world’s imagination when first published in 1965 – the story of a California surgeon who took his family into the jungle of Congo to care for the sick and needy, only to be gunned down after being falsely accused of being a spy. The horror of Dr. Paul Carlson’s death on November 24, 1964, during a rescue attempt in Kisangani (then Stanleyville), evoked shocked reactions around the world. Lois Carlson Bridges, Paul’s widow, traces the impact of his faith as he sought direction for his life, and the struggle the couple faced in choosing a life of hardship over the alluring comforts of a wealthy suburban medical practice.

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Share Your Story

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Join the Congo Clinic Initiative

This legacy project is an opportunity for your church, group, or family to partner with one clinic in Congo. We seek to honor Dr. Paul’s work by coming together to collectively raise the standard of healthcare in Congo. This initiative will also provide you ways to learn from and about our Congolese partners and their corner of God’s kingdom.