1970–1977 Arden Almquist serves as director of PCMC.
1970 The church in Congo, which was developed by the cooperative work of the Covenant and the Free Church, decides to separate into two churches. The Covenant church in Congo becomes the Communité Evangelique de Ubangi-Mongala, or the CEUM.
1971–1997 The Democratic Republic of Congo is renamed Zaire.
1973 Paul Carlson Foundation becomes the Paul Carlson Medical Program (PCMP).
1979 A son of the church in Congo, Sambe Duale becomes the first Congolese doctor at Karawa Hospital.
1984 Sarah Thornbloom, now retired, returns for the dedication of the Zulu Falls hydroelectric project, which provides electricity to Karawa. Her son, Bob, oversaw the planning, development, and completion of the 14-year project.
1987–1990 Dan Ericson, Covenant missionary, serves as executive director of PCMP. He is asked to prepare the program to become part of the Covenant mission in Congo.
1989–1990 Paul Carlson Medical Program becomes part of Covenant ministries.
1990–1991 Soaring inflation makes it difficult to get medical supplies.
September 1991 Riots and looting in Kinshasa spread to other cities. The U.S. embassy orders non-essential personnel to leave the country. The Covenant missionary staff—89 adults and children—evacuate.
1992 At the invitation of the CEUM, missionaries return to Zaire.
1996–1997 During the First Congo War, Mobutu Sese Seko is deposed. The new government renames the country Democratic Republic of the Congo.
January 1997 Due to rebellion in eastern Congo and political uprising in Central African Republic, Covenant World Mission reduces its missionary staff by 50 percent, keeping no more than a planeload of staff members in Karawa in case immediate evacuation is necessary.
February 1997 The remaining staff in Karawa is evacuated. Congolese medical staff take over the work at the hospital. CEUM churches, schools, homes, and institutions are looted by fleeing soldiers. Four soldiers kidnap CEUM president Luyada Gbuda. After beating him, looting his home, and threatening to kill him, they leave. After escaping to his home village with his family, he is again threatened and his home ransacked by soldiers. The following year he is arrested, beaten, and detained for a month.
1998 The Second Congo War (Great War of Africa) begins. Although a peace deal is reached in 2003, violence continues in eastern Congo today. Millions have died primarily from disease and malnutrition. Millions more have been displaced.
2004 Paul Carlson Foundation is reborn as Paul Carlson Partnership. Jim Sundholm, head of Covenant World Relief, oversees the work of PCP. Its first project is to raise $5 million to address health, poverty, and education in Congo.
November 2004 Lois Carlson Bridges and her son, Wayne, also a physician, return to Congo to commemorate the fortieth anniversary of Paul Carlson’s death.
2008–2012 Byron Miller serves as executive director of Paul Carlson Partnership. Among the projects he develops are Farmers to Market and Medical Ambassadors.
2010 The CEUM invites eight missionaries to return to Congo.2011 The PCP Medical Ambassadors volunteer group is started by Dr. Eric Gunnoe and Mary Stockmeyer, with the support of Byron Miller.
2012 Covenant Kids Congo, a child sponsorship program, is launched by the ECC in partnership with World Vision.
2013 Meritt Lohr Sawyer becomes the executive director of Paul Carlson Partnership.
2014 CEUM has 247,507 members, 1,574 pastoral workers, and 1,647 churches.