He Lost His Home, but Not His Hope

Last year 1.7 million people in the DR Congo fled their homes, Jeremy was one of them.

Fifty-eight-year old Reverened Nkurikiyimana Musanganya Jeremy is married with three children. He leads a congregation of 150 at the Baptist Church in Burungu, DR Congo. Jeremy preaches the hope of Jesus in a region marked with poverty and conflict.

Jeremy’s family home in the North Kivu Province of DR Congo is insecure due to the ongoing ethnic clashes – Eastern Congo has seen some of the worst massacres over more than two decades of conflict. The area is rich in mineral wealth and harbors a proliferation of militias who continue to destabilize the area.

Jeremy and his son were kidnapped last year by a ruthless warlord but escaped unharmed after handing over their property, clothes, and USD 200. After this experience, Jeremy relocated to a safer neighborhood, but he struggled to provide for his family – work as a day laborer is hard to find.

Apart from serving in the church, Jeremy earned roughly USD 50 a month – not enough to meet all his family’s needs.

Through a friend, Jeremy learned about the Pastoral Leadership Institute (PLI) Marriage Enrichment Conference and immediately enrolled he and his wife in the 3-year program.

Jeremy is grateful to TLAfrica for equipping him with Biblical teachings. “My faith in God is strengthened despite all I have suffered,” says Jeremy. “I learned how to evangelize to non-believers, and I am inspired to glorify Christ as a leader of my household and church.”

Along with spiritual nourishment, Jeremy graduated from the PLI in July 2018 and received a dairy cow as a gift. He currently supplements his income by selling milk and can now provide for his family while serving in ministry. Praise God for the TLAfrica supporters who made Jeremy’s redemption story possible.

By |2018-10-25T12:34:23+00:00October 25th, 2018|Pastoral Leadership|