“How do you say ‘thank you’ for sunshine or health…for clear days or gentle rains…for happiness, joy or love? You say it by making the world a better place in which to live.”
Thomas A. Willhite
Thank you for partnership and the many ways you put your Compassion into Action! Your generous hearts and offerings to Week of Compassion take us, as Disciples from our doorsteps to the ends of the earth. Because of your support, we can respond in the midst of struggle and privation. Thank you for your open-handedness which grows encouragement and resilience to make our world a better place and making new futures possible.
And thanks be to God for the news from Révérend Ilumbe Ndjongo Bernard in Mbandaka, Democratic Republic of Congo, where the power of the Week of Compassion ministry was celebrated and generosity outpoured.
Dear Week of Compassion,
The day was celebrated with compassion at the Temple of Mbandaka III, Saturday, February 28, 2015. In front of 203 people who attended the worship, Reverend Jeannine Bodjimbe thoroughly developed the Second Epistle of Paul to the Corinthians 8: 13-17 urging Christians to put compassion into action. Pastors, men and women prayed to God one after the other using specific topics, such as: the confession of sins, the unity of the Christian Church, emergencies and disasters, the partnership between Mbandaka and Indiana, among Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada and 10-CDCC, the United Evangelical Mission in Germany, the political and social life in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the suffering around the world.
642.500 FC (600 US Dollars) is the compassionate offering collected during this worship, which is paid to the fund of 10-CDCC to be transferred to the office Week of Compassion via Global Ministries.
God bless you.
Révérend Ilumbe Ndjongo Bernard
This Week’s Responses:
Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance
Chad, Refugee Relief
Syria, Refugee Relief
Pennsylvania, Winter Storm Damage