Bob and Kristi Rice send these greetings from Congo:
Greetings in the name of Jesus Christ! We are grateful for you. Your prayers and financial gifts enable us to stand with our partner ministry in Congo.
We have been busy the last few months! Bob travelled to Lubumbashi and Eastern Congo to visit churches and participate in a conference on the person and work of the Holy Spirit. Our department has made more than 500 Bibles available over the last 3-4 months. The Ditekemena program for street children is up and running; the kids started school last month. We participated in the graduation service for one of the three pastoral institutes; also, our department has helped this institute start vocational training for future pastors. Our department has purchased a new Land Cruiser thanks to the giving of generous folks like you. This new vehicle arrived in Kananga just this month! We hosted Rev. Ken Skodiak of Tucson (AZ) and Rev. Dale Williams of Gettysburg (PA) to teach laity and pastors and participate in other ministry. For all of these things we are grateful and excited!
Again, please know that we cannot do any of these things without you. Thank you for standing with us. We trust that you have been receiving our newsletters, posted on our PC(USA) web-page. If there is anyone you would like to add to receive these updates, please let us know. Please know that we pray for you each week!
Nzambi anusankishe! (God bless you!)
Bob and Kristi