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Sent: A Blog of Catholic Missionaries
Bearing Light to the World’s Darkest Places

Featured Missionary Story: Fr. Francis Nsapo

Fr. Randy     Nov 2, 2016 12:23:42 PM

State-sponsored violence, material poverty, learned helplessness, and lack of access to decent education and healthcare for children and families--these are just some of the obstacles that Fr. Francis Nsapo and his fellow missionaries face in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Fr. Francis, a native of DRC who has been a part...


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Featured Missionary: Fr. Charles Lutumba

Fr. Randy     Oct 26, 2016 8:33:00 AM

When asked the question, “What made you want to be a missionary?”, Fr. Charles Lutumba, a native of the Democratic Republic of Congo, answered with characteristic simplicity: “I was baptized two days after my birth,” he began, “ I grew up in a family which believed in God. When I was still young, I was thinking of three...


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Dispelling Gang Warfare in the Congo

Fr. Randy     Jul 27, 2016 10:00:00 AM

(This story was originally used as an appeal to our incredible supporters)

In Kinshasa, the capital city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, gangs and gang “warfare” are plentiful.  

In the local dialect there this is known as “Kuluna”:  acts of violent banditry.  Bands of young men wait in hiding for some local citizen...


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Training “Miracle Workers” in the Congo

Fr. Louis Ngoy     Jul 18, 2016 11:45:03 AM

My name is Fr. Louis Ngoy.  I am a CICM missionary currently serving as the Provincial Superior of Missionhurst-CICM in Kinshasa, the capital city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

As a superior of a province, I visit all our missionaries in the fields and I also visit the ICM Sisters (Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of...


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Witch Children, Corruption and Tractors –Offering Help, Hope and Healing in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Fr. Randy     May 18, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Dear friend, what good is a tractor without gas?

This question offers a great analogy for what the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is experiencing right now.  On one hand, the World Bank sees a lot of potential in this young republic:  

“With 80 million hectares of arable land and over 1,100 minerals and precious metals...


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About This Blog

Missionhurst Missionaries build Catholic communities in frontier situations: places where the gospel is not preached or lived. This blog is about their work in the four corners of the globe, and their holistic work in four areas of focus: relief and healthcare, socio-economic development, education, and pastoral work.

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