Pray for the Congolese People

Please pray for the safety and security of the Congolese people and all the “ex-pats” from around the world serving in their country’s embassy in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Many are there with families, including my grandchildren and daughter.

Today is day 3 of unrest; largely due to the President wishing to “extend” his term in office beyond what the constitution allows.

As the citizens became aware on Sunday that their Senate would take up the debate on Monday; the minority party put out a call to protest at the “the news was that the people had gathered outside the “Palais du Peuple”. The protest is about a parliment change to the election laws. A bill was passed in the house of reprentatives on Saturday night late that would require a “census” to be taken before an election scheduled in 2016 for President could take place. The bill was to be debated and voted on Monday in the Senate. A call to protest by the opposition was made and the people have gathered by the thousands. The result has not been peaceful protest.

The internet in DRC is shut down, as are the telephones.  Only those with sat-phones or living near a border area can get calls out.

Please share the word that democracy is threatened in the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire).

Thanks to the Canadians and the Australians and the British for having the capability and courage to get the word out to the world.

You can find information here: http://kinshasa-congo.com/kinshasa_news/

This website has a compiled list of newstories, some only a few hours old.

Again; I ask for your prayers for all the people serving their homeland in embassy; churches and other missions.  And I ask for your prayers for the people of DRC for their safety and continued democracy.

 

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