Church Information

STATUS: Organized Work

CHURCHES: 20 Churches

CONSTITUENTS: 4,069

UPCI MISSIONARIES:
     Intermediate Missionaries David & Ashley Cadd

CONGO (D.R.C.) – Country Information

Population:
The Democratic Republic of Congo has a population of 101,780,263 as of 2020.

Size:
2,344,858 sq km / 905,567 sq mi (40% larger than Alaska)

Capital City:
The capital city of Kinshasa was founded as a trading post in 1881. Originally named Leopoldville in honor of the Belgian King Leopold II. In 1966, Leopoldville was renamed Kinshasa, after a village of that name that once stood near the site.

Ethnic Groups:
There are more than 200 African ethnic groups of which the majority are Bantu; the four largest tribes make up about 45% of the population:

Mongo
Luba
Kongo
Mangbetu-Azande

Religion:
29.9% Roman Catholic
26.7% Protestant
36.5% Other Christian
1.3% Muslim
5.5% Other / Non-religious

Languages:
French (official)
Lingala (trade language)
Kingwana (Swahili based)
Kikongo
Tshiluba

Geography:
Congo’s vast central basin is a low-lying plateau with mountains in the east.

Economy:
Congo has a mixed economy with diamonds, copper, gold, cobalt, wood products, crude oil, and coffee as the major exports.

Interesting Fact:
Congo was formerly named Zaire.

Important Facts:
The D.R.C., particularly in the east, continues to experience violence perpetrated by more than 100 armed groups active in the region, including the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), and assorted Mai Mai militias. The UN Organization MONUSCO has operated in the region since 1999 and is the largest and most expensive UN peacekeeping mission in the world.

Click on the map above to see additional information concerning this country from nationsonline.org.

PRAISE & REVIVAL REPORTS – August 2020

GABON We praise the Lord that He has blessed us to be able to finish construction of the Bible School. LIBERIA We praise the Lord  He is still saving souls in the mist of this pandemic of COVID - 19. Fifty-two (52) people were baptized and forty-three (43) people...
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