Host a PCP Sunday on November 3, 2019

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

Today, more than 50 years of serving Congo, we invite you to join us on November 3, 2019 and host a PCP Sunday at your church to remember the legacy of Dr. Paul Carlson.

How to Host a PCP Sunday

First, check out the ideas below and then fill out the PCP Sunday Form.

We can send you the PCP Sunday Kit, which includes liturgy, worship songs in Lingala, bulletin inserts, videos, and kids activities.

Let us know if you would like a PCP representative to speak at your church, meet with the missions team, or give a brief update.

We have several options:

  • Stringsong: Renée Hale, executive director of Paul Carlson Partnership, and Cheryl Kapteyn
  • Paul Carlson Partnership Board Members
  • Paul Carlson Partnership Staff
  • President of the Covenant Church of Congo
  • Congo Missionaries
  • Serve Globally Team

Read the Paul Carlson story with your small group about 2-3 months in advance. You can also order the Monganga Paul DVD.

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

Share Your Story

What does the name “Paul Carlson” mean to you? Many people remember hearing about the death of Dr. Paul Carlson or have a connection to the Carlson family. We would love to hear from you! Email us at

Read More Stories about Congo

Read more stories about what’s happening in Congo and be sure to sign up for the PCP Promise, our email newsletter.

Ask your youth group if they would like to set up the Congo Clinic Experience during PCP Sunday.

Gather a team of volunteers to set up a table for people to learn more about Paul Carlson and how to partner with PCP’s current ministries. Let us know in the PCP Sunday Form and we’ll help you out!

Raise support for our partners in Congo. We have many opportunities!

Congo Clinic Initiative


Karawa Coffee Project


Build a Bridge in Congo


Now that you’ve had a chance to think through your PCP Sunday, make sure to fill out the form and we will get back to you shortly!