Africa

Tensions run high in Central African Republic

Tensions run high in Central African Republic

October 13, 2014 at 5:48 pm 0 comments

Amid ongoing violence, some Muslims find help … from Christians / Gamboula, Central African Republic – When a death squad came to the mission hospital here a few months ago, its leaders demanded to go inside and massacre all of the Muslim patients. What they didn’t know was, none wereRead More

At the hospital in Gamboula

Amid Central African chaos, ministry goes on

September 11, 2013 at 10:17 pm 0 comments

News reports from the Central African Republic indicate the country has descended into chaos after last spring’s coup. In Gamboula, three miles from the Cameroon border, a cautious calm holds for now. “We don’t want to scare people or make them think we are stupid to remain back,” says Dr.Read More

Kim Cone with the Seleka commander at the Cameroon border.

Hopeful signs in C.A.R.

May 16, 2013 at 10:07 pm 0 comments

Five of the missionaries evacuated from Central African Republic March 24 returned for a visit in early May and found hopeful news. “The rebels have indeed wreaked havoc on many parts of CAR,” ReachGlobal’s Kim Cone writes in an email. “However, by God’s grace, thus far, Gamboula has been mostly spared.” TheRead More

Missionaries narrowly escape coup in Africa

Missionaries narrowly escape coup in Africa

March 10, 2013 at 9:48 pm 0 comments

It all seemed like some apocalyptic action movie. Society in chaos. Machine-gun-toting bad guys driving a ragtag collection of stolen trucks across the Central African savanna. Chasing … what? A convoy of missionaries headed for the border? That’s what played out on Palm Sunday in the Central African Republic, followingRead More

Generosity lives

Generosity lives

May 7, 2012 at 4:36 pm 0 comments

When God bursts into the room, things tend to get turned on their head. People at Constance Free Church (EFCA) in Andover, Minn., found that out firsthand on Feb. 26. That’s when, in response to a challenge to give $60,000 for Tandala Hospital in northwest Democratic Republic of Congo, the congregation of 1,400 peopleRead More

Answer for poverty? It’s in the bag

Answer for poverty? It’s in the bag

February 28, 2012 at 4:42 pm 0 comments

This is the story of how empty sacks made by people with empty pockets came to America and fulfilled hopes of people on two continents. Like a lot of good ideas, ReachGlobal’s Seat Sack Project began not with a grand plan, but with one of those moments when friendship, needRead More

‘Through the blood of my brother’

‘Through the blood of my brother’

April 10, 2011 at 4:51 pm 0 comments

To understand Isaac’s motivation for reaching people for Christ in northern Sudan, you have to understand the power of grace. And you need to hear about something awful that happened in 1983. Isaac* was 22. His brother, Kabouji, was 33. Their family was Sunni Muslim, as is most of northernRead More