CongoCongo<p>​Africa Inter-Mennonite Mission began work in Congo in 1912.<br><br>Two large Mennonite denominations grew out of this holistic ministry, Communauté Evangélique au Congo (Evangelical Mennonite Church of Congo) and Communauté Mennonite au Congo (Mennonite Church of Congo).<br><br>Beginning in the 1970s, North American missionaries were invited by and worked under national church leadership.<br><br>By 1998, due to political insecurity and family considerations, all long-term North American workers had left the country. North American workers returned in 2003, a sign of hope to Congolese believers. <br><br>The Mennonite Church of Congo and the Evangelical Mennonite Church celebrated a century of Mennonite presence and witness in Congo July 23-26. The events focused on thankfulness for what God has done over the past 100 years in establishing these churches and their varied ministries, and reflected on vision for the future. Members of these national churches gathered to worship together through song and dance, ordain pastoral leadership, and pray for the development and vitality of their churches. Delegations from North America and Europe also participated.</p>

 

 

 

 

Center for the Formation of Justice and Peacehttps://www.mennonitemission.net/partners/Center for the Formation of Justice and PeaceCenter for the Formation of Justice and PeaceGP0|#56820307-b67b-48b5-88de-c584651a1da1;L0|#056820307-b67b-48b5-88de-c584651a1da1|Congo;GTSet|#f1c3ac69-6cd4-4109-8ba8-137477ba8a7d;GPP|#4d0e08ea-d1a0-4141-9eba-431183992152;GPP|#62ebb633-b401-4243-a537-1a85230e4ebf
Centre Universitaire Missiologiquehttps://www.mennonitemission.net/partners/Centre Universitaire MissiologiqueCentre Universitaire MissiologiqueGP0|#56820307-b67b-48b5-88de-c584651a1da1;L0|#056820307-b67b-48b5-88de-c584651a1da1|Congo;GTSet|#f1c3ac69-6cd4-4109-8ba8-137477ba8a7d;GPP|#4d0e08ea-d1a0-4141-9eba-431183992152;GPP|#62ebb633-b401-4243-a537-1a85230e4ebf
Congo Partnership Councilhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/partners/Congo Partnership CouncilCongo Partnership CouncilGP0|#56820307-b67b-48b5-88de-c584651a1da1;L0|#056820307-b67b-48b5-88de-c584651a1da1|Congo;GTSet|#f1c3ac69-6cd4-4109-8ba8-137477ba8a7d;GPP|#4d0e08ea-d1a0-4141-9eba-431183992152;GPP|#62ebb633-b401-4243-a537-1a85230e4ebf
Africa Inter-Mennonite Missionhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/partners/Africa Inter-Mennonite MissionAfrica Inter-Mennonite MissionGP0|#307e36a0-6ec3-4083-9ba6-347296c22526;L0|#0307e36a0-6ec3-4083-9ba6-347296c22526|South Africa;GTSet|#f1c3ac69-6cd4-4109-8ba8-137477ba8a7d;GPP|#4d0e08ea-d1a0-4141-9eba-431183992152;GPP|#62ebb633-b401-4243-a537-1a85230e4ebf;GP0|#56820307-b67b-48b5-88de-c584651a1da1;L0|#056820307-b67b-48b5-88de-c584651a1da1|Congo;GP0|#024ac062-71a9-4b18-9ee6-bca9c86be075;L0|#0024ac062-71a9-4b18-9ee6-bca9c86be075|Burkina Faso;GP0|#6407c228-a9ea-4858-b32c-46a95872c9e4;L0|#06407c228-a9ea-4858-b32c-46a95872c9e4|Botswana;GP0|#53f671dc-6b11-4308-ab01-f8c0f7df8786;L0|#053f671dc-6b11-4308-ab01-f8c0f7df8786|Benin

 

 

 

 

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