Today in Congo, you might say that people's hope is wavering. Political uncertainty, economic instability and insecurity due to various rebel groups operating throughout the country have people doubting that God cares for them. Rogue Christian doctrine tells them that they can control their outcome through witchcraft and that they should put their trust in prophecies for their future. Amidst these odds, we stand firm and proclaim that our hope is in Christ alone. We preach the Good News of the Gospel, that as Jesus first came to a world that desperately needed Him, he comes anew to us today. Our hope stands firm in Jesus Christ, Emmanuel, as we wait in anticipation of celebrating his birth and our rebirth as people of HOPE.
Below is a short video greeting from Bethsaida Church of the Nazarene in Lubumbashi, DRC.
Grace, Peace, and Hope to you in this season.