A gift that keeps on giving
Emile Buingo Mateene
PERIOD OF THE PROJECT
2015 – 2017
Pastor Buingo Mateene, Harvest staff member and coordinator for the Democratic Republic of Congo, contacted pastors of N’Sele Bambou who wanted to change the situation of 55 local pastors and leaders in the region. The churches organized Disciplines of Love and Seed Projects to clean up the streets every Friday, to promote reconciliation and work together, to adopt farming practices that would stop erosion, and to build latrines and houses for widows. They shared meals with people who didn’t have anything to eat, visited neighbors, helped the sick, prisoners and the poor, and promoted unity among churches. There were 55 participants in the Samaritan Strategy project and 6 were commissioned as new trainers. For many years, pastors from different affiliations couldn’t get together, but thanks to the Samaritan Strategy program in N’Sele Bambou, all pastors despite their different affiliations, were happy to get together and work together. The unity of local churches was the greatest impact in the area. The biggest question raised by the participants during the event was: “Why did these teachings take so long to come to our region?”
Churches from N’Sele Bambou have started training their members on the Samaritan Strategy program, creating a lifestyle of service in all areas of life for pastors and local churches.
Esther Mateene is Buingo’s wife. She suffers of a vascular disease. Please pray for her healing.
Pray for provision for Buingo’s ministry.
ESTABLISHING SELF-SUSTAINING SAMARITAN STRATEGY TEAMS IN NEW AREAS