The war in Eastern Congo has claimed over 5 million lives over the last ten years. Countless villages have been ransacked, leaving rural citizens with nothing. The UN has created IDP camps for these people. IDP stands for internally displaced people, refugees within their own country. Many of them have been placed in camps that have had to move numerous times because of the war. During our visit we saw people with severed arms and legs and other wounds resulting from the war. Many of these IDPs had agricultural businesses and a decent life as rural villagers. Imagine someone destroying your hometown, your business and all the memories you created there.
We visited the churches (which were made of leftover UN truck tarps), met pastors and prayed over many people. We pray that God would allow us to help these people in some kind holistic aspect in the future. It’s difficult, because the need is great, but together we can do something . . .