Pressing On

27 Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel;

28 And in nothing terrified by your adversaries: which is to them an evident token of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that of God.

29 For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake;

30 Having the same conflict which ye saw in me, and now hear to be in me.

Philipians 1:27-30

The following missionary report was sent from our office in Mbandaka, Democratic Republic Of Congo.

I left Mbandaka on Saturday, at 5 o’clock in the morning, and picked up a brother named Pélerin, who volunteered to come with me. We traveled 236 km (146 miles) for two days, distributing tracts to unbelievers and booklets to believers of 44 churches.

We were happy to suffer in our body for the cause of Christ, for we had many accidents because of the poor condition of the roads. It was muddy and slippery. At certain places, there was so much water, up to our thighs, that we had to put a corn cob in the exhaust pipe of our motorcycle (to prevent the water from entering the engine), a practice among the forest rangers. We had to push the motorcycle, submerged by seventy-five percent, trough the water crossing the road, without any bridge. The engine would start again right away once on the other side.

The effort was so great that we did not even had time to open our bags to take pictures. Like a dream, you had to see the surprise and the inexplicable joy manifested by the brothers every time we arrived at our respective destinations.

They received their materials, but they relentlessly claim their microSD cards. They have been waiting since February 2015. We told them they were going to receive them, no matter how long it will take.


As we tried hard to reach those in the forest, we also had other teams taking care of the distribution of tracts, going from house to house, in the prisons, military centers, and elsewhere. We are happy to introduce them in this report:

This is our volunteer distributor for the military center, our dear Brother Ngongo. After his distribution, he went back to deliver some more for those who missed it.

Brother Bénis and Sister Naomi, the daddy and mommy of William, whom the Lord had accomplished a miracle at his birth, are distributing materials in the cities and prisons. With their stock in their bags that they received from VGR, they give it to the prisoners and unbelievers.

While her husband is at work, Sister Naomi buys some breads and brings them to the prison with tracts. The chief of the prison contacted her by phone and asked her to bring more tracts for the prisoners. She took a few pictures:


Our dear Brother Paul Sezene, volunteer distributor of tracts, who goes from house to house. He met many obstacles, being chased or threatened, but never discouraged. He goes with his daughter, from one place to the other, as he is led after prayer.

God richly bless you!


VGR Mbandaka