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Congo in the Headlines

March 4, 2012

If you’ve not seen the news this morning, an ammunitions depot blast has killed many (150 was the latest reported) and over 1500 injured.  This took place in Brazzaville, the capitol of the Republic of Congo.  Brazzaville is directly across the Congo River from Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo and where we’ll be living.  The blasts of the exploding ammo were so powerful that MAF staff in Kin were posting on Facebook about them – how their houses shook and it was even reported that some windows (none of MAF’s, that we’ve heard) had been broken.  They could also see smoke and smell gunpowder in their homes.  We haven’t heard of any injuries on Kin’s side, but it’s still early.  We just wanted to report it to you, since the general media tends to refer to both countries as “Congo,” though they are separate nations.  Please keep the area in your prayers!  We imagine MAF will see how their planes and their staff can best be of service to those they can help.  We will keep you updated of any new news!  Have a wonderful Sunday!

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  1. March 5, 2012 0829

    This is quite a decision to go to an area of unrest in an effort to help people who, in some cases do not appreciate the help they receive. I hope your children are kept safe in this endeavor.

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