Prayer walks 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
The first trip occurred in February 2013. Another is scheduled October 2013.
CECCA16 have invited a further one to take place 3-18 February 2014.
- Fly Entebbe to Nebobongo,
- Drive overland to visit to Ibambi,
- By air Nebobongo to Isiro,
- Possible overland trips to Nala and Egbita,
- By air Isiro to Entebbe.
The party will assemble at Nemerembe Guest House in Kampala at 10am Monday 3rd February to travel overland to Bunia then on to Nebobongo in a 10 passenger caravan aircraft. We return via Arua, and will get you to Kampala and Entebbe by 6pm on Tuesday the 18th February.
The price of $950 (US) covers the full cost of transport Kampala Uganda back to Kampala (Entebbe airport), all meals and accommodation, but does not cover visa expenses, personal insurance or spending money - that you will need to arrange for yourself. Personal spending needs new American dollar bills (greenbacks) – in small denominations. (However there is little to be bought in Congo but you may wish to help the church with their expenses.) This time we will not ask for you to deposit any funds with us before we go and you will be responsible for paying all bus, plane and accommodation costs as we go.
You will need a one month visitor’s visa which you need to obtain from the D.R. Congo Embassy in your country of origin (contact Philip Wood) You will need a letter of invitation that we will provide and a passport valid more than 6 months before its expiry date. Visas for Uganda (50$US twice) are available at the borders of Uganda at your expense.Congo has been through war. It is peaceful at present but guns are around and there is always a danger of armed robbery. There has never been a major problem in the WEC area but If there was a major flare up the trip would be cancelled. When you book tickets take out travel insurance. You may like to arrange your own travel insurance with ‘Masterpolicy’ in the UK.You will need a certificate of yellow fever vaccination. You will need to take regular malaria prophylaxis – we suggest 100mg a day of Doxycycline. There will be experienced doctors in attendance the vast majority of the time. You will need sunscreen and insect repellent. Bring a good camera. You will need little baggage, we hope you can bring all you need as carry on. You will need no warm clothes. You can arrange to leave any extra baggage at Nemerembe Guest House. Some might like to book a game safari in Uganda before or after Congo. We will be travelling through one game reserve.
Some nights' 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. Experiences varied on our last prayer walk, some 70 year old’s found it “physically demanding” other 70 year old’s participated in everything with no problem. We had no illness at all but you will need to be meticulous about hand washing and general hygiene.
There will be visits to many church projects, and lots of time for prayer, seminars from church leaders, worship times with the church and a morning devotional each day. You may be asked to take a devotional.