is the #1 way to reduce childhood deaths in DR Congo

Preventing illness and death starts at the source. Support our partners to develop 33 clean water sources by the end of 2020.


Congolese medical professionals tell us that clean water = healthy people. Water borne illnesses, dysentery, dehydration, and death are greatly reduced when clean water sources are available. Through the Congo Clinic Initiative, 9 clean water sources have already been established through our partnership with local villages in DR Congo!

  • $10,000 per capped spring

    Fresh springs are one of the most effective ways to collect clean water. With high water tables in Congo, natural springs run out of the sides of hills or bubble up through the ground. Pipes are placed back into the source to capture the water supply before it reaches the surface. This is called spring capping. By the community’s involvement in the solution, the people will take ownership and care of the water source on a long-term basis.

  • Approximately 1,000 people per village

    A clean water source near a clinic will be closer to where many people live.

  • Realistically, about 3 villages and 1 clinic will use the water source.

    That's 3,000 people with access to clean water! Clinics will also benefit, as they will need the water to treat patients and sanitize their equipment.


CCI Newsletter

The CCI Quarterly Newsletter is our main way to send you stories about our partners, updates about CCI projects, and ways to develop a knowledgeable heart for Congo in your family, church, or organization. Feel free to download the resources below.

CCI Church Bulletin Inserts

The CCI Update Church Bulletin Inserts are shorter versions of the CCI Quarterly Newsletter. They are a half sheet of paper (5.5 x 5.8) double-sided. Feel free to download and print for your congregation!

CCI PowerPoint

Show your church how your support is making a difference in Congo. Includes music!

Click here to download.

The Congo Clinic Experience Kit

Build a Congo clinic at your church so your congregation can experience what it is like for a Congolese family to receive medical care in Congo.

Click here for the resources and video.

Kids Corner

Learning activities for kids are included in each of the CCI Quarterly Newsletters. Here are a few!

African Clapping Game

First Aid Kit Activity

Congo Christmas Ornaments

Water Relay Race

2018 CCI Update

Gilinga Clinic Dedication Ceremony

Message from President Mboka


Bogose Nubea Hospital Celebrates Its First Clean Water System

UPDATE: Clean Water is Flowing! 11/27/2019 Bonjour PCP, I am very pleased to write this note to inform you that we have just completed the [...]

Team BBC Raises Over $50,000 for the Congo Clinic Initiative

Pastor Dennis Carlson Faith Covenant Church Farmington Hills, Michigan Dear Friends, Thanks for your prayers, support and encouragement for our Fourth Annual Brothers Biking for [...]

Salut Holistique: The Holistic Gospel

Since its inception over 50 years ago, Paul Carlson Partnership has remained committed to high impact medical and economic development partnerships in the Democratic Republic [...]

Mission Accomplished!

In seven days, from July 26 to August 1, Team BBC/Brothers Biking for Congo rode 362 miles through Michigan, raising over $10,000 for rural health [...]

Dedicating It All to God

In Congo, the Church has created a culture of gratitude for everything. You pause to pray together over your travels. You give thanks and pray [...]

Power of the Blood

On Tuesday, September 26, approximately 5:00pm, the wife of a CEUM (Covenant Church of Congo) pastor went into shock and was hemorrhaging after a miscarriage [...]

Change Is Visible

Excitement is palpable in the village of Bogose Nubea. Through our partnership with the Covenant Church of Congo (CEUM), and with generous gifts and a [...]

Women Lead the Way to Clean Water

Water is large part of many people’s lives in Congo. Every day, people wake up early to go to the nearest water source, often many [...]

The Way to Clean Water

In almost every meeting we have with community leaders, doctors, and nurses in Congo, water issues take preeminence. Sadly, access to clean water remains a […]

Refrigerators are Running

Refrigeration is an important element of rural healthcare in Congo for three main reasons. First, common vaccinations require refrigeration, and when strategically placed, it is […]

The Whole Gospel in Congo

“My dream is for the holistic salvation of souls.” This is the vision President Jules Mboka has for the CEUM (the Covenant Church of Congo). […]

Visiting Anne Marie

by Dr. Jim Walker, PCP Medical Ambassador Last year, we learned about Anne Marie Magolo Zuku, a nurse at the IPOK Clinic near Gemena. She […]

Local Doctors Start New Center to Fight Malnutrition

DR Congo is bursting with life. Its rich forests are filled with fruits and roots that people have eaten for centuries. The country has historically […]

How to Install a Solar Panel

What does it take to install a solar panel? James Fischer, PCP’s Director of Economic Development, recently returned from Congo with this amazing step-by-step report […]

Richard and Delphine

Richard and Delphine want to say thank you. Last month, for the first time, Bobanganza clinic received solar light. Every room in the clinic is […]

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 […]

Light ’em up!

We are excited to report that 63 solar lighting systems have arrived at their final destination and are currently being installed at hospitals and clinics. […]

Stark Contrast

The string of lights sparkled across the Congolese field. “Mondele!” noted my host pointing to members of my team behind each of the flashlights forming […]

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 […]

Not Pretty.

“Why is PCP building 108 clinics?” I am often asked. “Why not a nice round number like 100, or 110 clinics?” First, lets dispel the […]

Solar Panels Arrive

After crossing the Atlantic Ocean and going through customs, the solar panels have arrived safely in Kinshasa, the capital of DR Congo! Thank you for […]

Hurdles to Healthcare

When you are looking for a new physician, how do you find one? Most of us ask our friends and family to find a doctor […]

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 […]

The Value of Light

With many urgent medical needs in Congo, why does solar lighting matter? While we must address the urgent needs, PCP is also engaged in a […]

60 Clinic Partners!

The response to the Congo Clinic Initiative has been overwhelming! Over 60 churches, groups, and families have committed themselves to partner with a clinic for […]

40 Clinics!

40 Clinics Sponsored! Two months after the official launch of the Congo Clinic Initiative, we are celebrating 40 partners! Our goal is 108 partners, for […]

The Congo Clinic Initiative

I met her at the hospital, cooking over a large pot at the outdoor kitchen. Her three-year old son had been admitted for diarrhea. Their […]

Congo Clinics: The Frontline

While we celebrate the successes of PCP and our partners in Congo, we also take a moment to reflect on the all too frequent tragic […]


Fundraising for the Congo Clinic Initiative can be really fun!
Check out the creative ways many clinic sponsors have raised support for the clinics in Congo.

Team BBC (Brothers Biking for Congo)

A Wonderful Visit on PCP Sunday

On November 3, 2019, Renée Hale, executive director, was invited to attend PCP Sunday at Clairemont Covenant Church, long-time supporters of Paul Carlson Partnership and [...]

For Future Generations – How to Host a PCP Sunday

PCP Sunday is November 3, 2019 The compelling story of missionary Dr. Paul Carlson, who died while serving the people of DR Congo, continues to [...]

Team BBC Raises Over $50,000 for the Congo Clinic Initiative

Pastor Dennis Carlson Faith Covenant Church Farmington Hills, Michigan Dear Friends, Thanks for your prayers, support and encouragement for our Fourth Annual Brothers Biking for [...]

Mission Accomplished!

In seven days, from July 26 to August 1, Team BBC/Brothers Biking for Congo rode 362 miles through Michigan, raising over $10,000 for rural health [...]

“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) […]

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 […]


You can host a PCP Sunday at your church, and we would love to help! Here is a sample of what we are available to do:

  • Preach on Sunday morning

  • Teach in Sunday morning school classes (adult, youth, or children)

  • Give a CCI presentation

  • Special music concerts by our Executive Director, Renée Hale

  • Meet with leadership teams, mission committees, medical professionals, or other small groups

  • Members of our Board of Directors are also available to visit your home, church, or group

Please fill out the PCP Sunday Form so we know how to best support you!


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