This past September, Pastor Ngoy, our overseer for the ministry in the Democratic Republic of Congo, shared with us his vision to better the lives of the Pygmy people. Within his vision, he shared his desire to begin bringing small groups of Pygmies to the main church branch in Lubumbashi for training both naturally and spiritually. WWLM has partnered with his vision and made an investment of finances to help him bring the first group in. How exciting to receive this wonderful report! We just had to share it with you!
Here (left) you see our beloved pygmies, very happy to be with us in Lubumbashi.
In the photo below, they drink Coca Cola for the first time.
|Drinking a Coke|
Two of our pygmy brothers have been admitted as regular pupils at the Friend of Knowledge school.
They are habituating to get bathed everyday, using body lotion and washing clothes etc. Here (right) you see a brother singing and praying when organizing Pygmy clothes.
The photo on the left shows the small house that we are making wider for them.
And we will continue to train them to work the land without difficulty. Here (right) you will see them planting Maize and they are happy to do the work.
In church services our brothers are praying, singing and praising God! When they pray, they thank God for bringing them to Lubumbashi and changing their former lives, where they were considered by society to be like dogs, to becoming like every man, equal and created in the image of God. The stational pastor thanks God for giving them the opportunity to come. He says, “God your will has been accomplished, you have opened us the heavens, you have broken the chains that were limiting us to get contact to the world."
Once again, we thank you for every effort and sacrifice you made in giving financial assistance and prayers. ~Pastor Ngoy