Safe arrival and prayer request

Bukavu_diocese__5_ Posted by bukavu 2016 on Thu, 21 Apr 2016 | 3 comments | Bookmark: digg this Post this to del.icio.us Post this to Facebook

We have arrived in Bukavu! Ann and I flew out from Dublin last Sunday evening to Addis Ababa arriving in the early hours of Monday morning. Linda met us there as she was already in Ethiopia on a partner visit with CMSI. We then left Addis Ababa and flew to Goma where we stayed in a guest house.

On Tuesday morning we took the ferry to Bukavu which took four hours and Bishop Bahati met us there and took us to his home which is located within a compound in Bukavu. I am staying with David and Pru Boyd who are working as missionaries through CMS Australia. Ann and Linda are staying in the compound guest house.

On Tuesday afternoon Bishop Bahati and his wife took us to see a family who had been bereaved. The lady’s husband had died the previous day and had been buried that morning. Their eldest daughter had died one week earlier in childbirth having given birth to her eighth child. The family home was full of women both inside and out and we got to meet the new born baby boy and some of the siblings.

We all felt privileged to visit the family who had been bereaved twice in the space of one week and to be there to comfort them. We found this visit to be a very humbling experience. We ask you to pray along with us for this family that they may know and feel God’s presence in the days that lie ahead.

Matthew

Rev Matthew Hagan is part of a small Mission Experience Team Abroad (META) visiting Bukavu Diocese in DR Congo. You can read their other blog updates here.

Comments

Jenny Christie said Fri, 22 Apr 2016 08:04AM
We will be praying - trusting that God shows you wonderful things and people during your time in DRC.
ludovic sarraz-bournet said Wed, 16 Nov 2016 10:15AM
please pray jesus for me to be luckier in life and to give me more success also pray god for my friends named oksana nastia and ioulia in kiev nastia is orphan and poor and her mother oksana is a widow with a sickness that prevents her from working sometimes she is very tense and agressive may God free her from all evil also ioulia christian grand-mother,poor this family needs prayers and help from God
Annette V Estrada said Sat, 14 Oct 2017 10:00PM
Pray God Provides for Me Miraculously! Pray He blesses us with His Powerful Acts of Truth and Performs His Word Speedily. Preach to the Lord to get my future Husband on the phone calling and texting me Quick. Thank you so much! Thank you! God Loves you! War that He calls and messages me! We Love you! War for my brother Graciano to also be so blessed with Prosperity from the Lord our Living Saviour. God is so Good! Love 3 John 1:2., John 3:3-5., Acts 2:38., Acts 4:12. God Loves you! We Love you! Preach Acts 2:38!

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