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Evangelism Trip – Watsa, Kilomine, Farajde, Duruba, Wawa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

In January, 2004 Bishop Elias Taban and his 19 person evangelism team traveled south to Watsa, Kilomine, Farajde, Duruba, and Wawa, DRC. The team left Yei, Sudan on January 10 and returned on January 26. The JESUS Film was shown in the Lingala language. A total of 17,800 people indicated decisions for Christ with 5,800 decisions in Watsa, 7,000 in Kilomine, 2,500 in Duruba, 1,000 in Wawa, and 1,500 in Faradje. Approximately 70% of the new believers had been animists. The Logo, and Mulendu tribes were primarily reached during this trip.

Regarding follow-up, the new believers were handed over to the Community Evangelical Church of Congo (CECA). The team reported the biggest need in the churches is bibles. There are very few bibles in this area. The evangelism team distributed 700 bibles in the Lingala language to born again believers who could read. Approximately 70% of the bibles were given out to pastors, evangelists, and church leaders.

Our last evangelism trip to Farajde was in July, 2002. During this trip, Bishop Taban met approximately 60% of the 2,900 people who had made decisions for Christ in 2002. Bishop Taban reports that the CECA has done a very good job of following up on these new believers from 2002.

Below are two personal testimonies from this trip.

The breakdown of expenditures for this evangelism trip is as follows:

Medicine $10
Fuel for the Truck $250
Pay for Truck Driver $45
Pay for the Evangelists (20 x $30) $600
Food and accommodations for Evangelists $1,500
DRC Permits $200
700 Lingala language Bibles $3,500
TOTAL $6,105

Photos from this trip:

Photo - Bishop Taban at border
Above - Bishop Taban stands at
the Sudan/DRC border
Below - Road signs point to
key towns in DRC
Photo - Road signs

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