Prayer walk in the Congo
Worship, pray, and hear seminars in the heart of Africa
Join an epic journey in the steps of CT Studd
Celebrate WEC's centenary with the WEC church in Congo
The journey's purposes:
to celebrate the centenary of the church in Congo
to understand and pray for the challenges facing the church today
Two trips are being offered: one occurred in February and there will be another in the Autumn.
- Entebbe – Nebobongo by air,
- Overland visit to Ibambi,
- By air Nebobongo to Isiro,
- Possible overland trips to Nala and Egbita,
- By air Isiro - Entebbe
The party will assemble in the departures area (and in the transit area if any arrive that morning) at Entebbe airport at 10am Friday 18th January for a noon flight with MAF (Mission Aviation Fellowship) via Bunia to Nebobongo in a 10 passenger caravan aircraft.
The price of $950 (US) covers the full cost of transport Entebbe (Kampala Uganda) to Entebbe, all meals and accommodation, but does not cover visa expenses, personal insurance or spending money - that they will need to arrange themselves. Personal spending needs new American dollar bills (greenbacks) – in small denominations. (However there is little to be bought in Congo but you may wish to help the church with their expenses.)
The riders will need a one-month visitor's visa which they need to obtain from the DR Congo Embassy in their country of origin. They will need a passport valid more than 6 months before its expiry date. Visas for Uganda ($50 twice unless they stay in transit) are available at the borders of Uganda at your expense.
Congo has been through war. It is quite peaceful at present but guns are around and there is always a very slight danger of armed robbery. They will arrange their own travel insurance with 'Masterpolicy' in the UK.
They will need a certificate of yellow fever vaccination. They will need to take regular malaria prophylaxis – we suggest 100mg a day of Doxycycline. There will be experienced doctors in attendance the majority of the time. They will need sunscreen and insect repellent. They should bring a good camera. They will need little baggage and no warm clothes.
Some night's accommodation may be very simple but we aim to make the trip comfortable for fit folk of any age. Food will largely be traditional Congolese food. Laundry services can be arranged.
There will be visits to many church projects, time for prayer, seminars from church leaders, worship times with the church and a morning devotional each day.
Philip Wood will also be happy to answer any further questions.