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DR Congo is the largest country in sub-Saharan Africa by area. With a population of over 75 million,it is the most populated officially Francophone country, the fourth most populated nation in Africa and the nineteenth most populated country in the world.

DR Congo is the largest country in sub-Saharan Africa by area. With a population of over 75 million,it is the most populated officially Francophone country, the fourth most populated nation in Africa and the nineteenth most populated country in the world.

A small group of AIM missionaries first arrived in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), then known as Belgian Congo, on April 20, 1912. Within a couple of years, a work was established in the town of Dungu in northern DRC, among the Zande people. They, along with many other tribes between Dungu and Mahagi Port, began hearing the Gospel for the first time. Because churches were planted and began to grow, pastors and leaders needed to be trained and so the work of Bible schools became a priority. This then led to a focus on primary and secondary schools. Medical work also developed and hospitals, health centres and medical training schools were built and staffed.

The church has developed into a major denomination in DRC under the name of the Communauté Evangélique au Centre de l’Afrique (Evangelical Community of Central Africa).  The church is responsible for Bible schools and also runs hundreds of primary schools, secondary schools, medical schools, and a fledgling university.

From a small band of mission partners to a church of over a half million members today, the Lord continues to build his church in DRC.  Congolese and mission partners who have been used by God in that ministry can echo Paul’s doxology in Ephesians 3, “To him be glory in the church and in Jesus Christ throughout all generations.”

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Latest articles from DR Congo

  • How many words have I written on a blackboard? - Since 1980 Bridget has had a multi-faceted experience of teaching in Africa. Here she shares about God’s consistent call on her life.
  • Changing attitudes in DR Congo - Read about the Aids Awareness Programme of the Communauté Evangélique au Centre de l’Afrique (CECA) church in Adi, DR Congo.
  • Caroline’s Medical Calling - Caroline Bell, is preparing to serve long term in Africa. Here, she shares about her interest in mission and how short term service confirmed her calling.
  • Short Term: Following God’s path - Tamsin Drew sold her house and packed up her UK life to spend a year in DR Congo, joining long term missionary Annemarie Boks in a town called Adi, 69 km away from the Ugandan border.