New Horizons: Democratic Republic of the Congo

We are so excited over the blossoming of a beautiful new Potter’s Field Kid’s program in the DRC! Please keep this location in your prayers, as we seek the best for these precious children in the midst of Goma being dangerous place.

Harrun Onunga was a leader of the PFM program with us in Kenya for over two years, and he was loved by every child and youth here in Kenya.  He grew to become a great leader and teacher of the Word. The Lord suddenly called him to move and serve Him in the Democratic Republic of Congo, specifically in Goma (eastern DRC). He did not have anyone he knew there or any connection to do ministry! He just obeyed the Lord and left in April of this year to go, only with a strong desire to start a PFM kids club program there.

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Harrun in the DRC, you can spot him smiling in the very back!

The DRC is a volatile and unstable country which still has rebel activity, attacks, and constant theft. The people therefore suffer greatly. Knowing these struggles, Harrun went on faith that the Lord wanted to do something in that place.  Within a month or two, he connected with an assistant pastor in a village outside of Goma and was asked to teach English to Bible students and anyone from the area who was interested. He agreed only if he could also teach them the Bible. Those lessons quickly resulted in a kids club program on Fridays and a soccer program on Saturdays.

Within 2 weeks, over 200 children started attending the program, walking long distances to come. Harrun took everything he learned from PFM leaders in Kenya and trained interested Congolese volunteers to become teachers of the children, and now a whole team of teachers teach hundreds of children every Friday and Saturday.

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The children are hungry for the Word, and they long to be in a loving, stable, fun environment, to leave their constant worry and trouble behind and come to a place to learn, have fun, and be safe. Harrun meets with the teachers weekly to study the Word and plan their kids club lessons, and he supervises and teaches with them every week.  It has been phenomenal what the Lord has done in such a short time.  He is using Harrun to show these children love and God’s truths….and God is transforming lives forever in the DRC. 

-Linda Simpson, PFM Kenya Overseer

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