A veneer of Christianity
Once named Zaire, the 77 million people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo have long been considered well evangelized, but evangelical denomination leaders across the country are crying out for help.
They share honestly that a veneer of Christianity covers the churches filled with generations of religious people who secretly participate in African traditional worship and who do not truly know Christ. Millions are seeking churches espousing a prosperity gospel that claims that a Christian will never experience poverty or suffering. Biblical truth, in many instances, has been lost.
Pray as veteran IMB missionaries, newly established in the DRC, begin to train Baptist and evangelicals in orality, using God’s stories in the Bible to evangelize and disciple. The core of this methodology holds to the integrity of God’s Word, the rejection of all non-biblical teachings, obedience, sharing Christ, and accountability. Pray that teams of trainers will be established and that God will turn all those drifting from the Truth to repentance, true faith, discipleship, and a zeal for evangelism.