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Partner Status: GCS Ministry
Ministry Focus: Education, Global Project, Holistic Ministry, Poverty
Contact: Pastor Stéphane Kalonji, 252-876-5192

Congo Mission International seeks partnerships between churches in North America and those of the dynamic and growing Lutheran church in the Democratic Republic of Congo, with the objective of fostering a mission awareness within churches in North America, and working with Pastor Didi Panzo (NALC Global Worker) in equipping Lutherans in Congo to become more effective in their proclamation of the Gospel and service to the people of God. Pastors Stéphane Kalonji and David Nuottila travel to Congo every year for three weeks. They offer biblical and theological education, support the feeding of children suffering from hunger and malnutrition, “free” babies and mothers detained in clinics after birth due to the lack of funds to pay their bills, provide Bibles in local languages to leaders, support farming projects to help grow food locally, and minister in many other ways. Between mission trips, the two short-term missionaries maintain contacts with the local leaders and continue to support the work in Congo via email, telephone and social media.