Newsletters related to Congo Missions
Newsletters from PC(USA) Co-Workers serving in Congo (DRC)
- Jeff and Christi Boyd (Kinshasa)
As regional liaison for Central Africa, Jeff Boyd facilitates support for the relationships, programs, and activities of Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) partners in Congo, Cameroon, and Equatorial Guinea. From his base in Kinshasa, the capital of Congo, he also resources PC(USA) mission personnel and helps connect partner churches with PC(USA) congregations and presbyteries that want to be involved in ministry in the region.
Besides the Congo, Christi works in three other French-speaking African countries, Madagascar, Niger, and Rwanda, and one non-French-speaking country, South Sudan. She accompanies global partners as they seek to remedy the marginalization of women and children in their communities, and engages with Presbyterian constituencies in the U.S. that wish to come alongside and promote those efforts.
- Dr. John Fletcher and Gwenda Fletcher
John is a surgical consultant to the nine hospitals supported by the Presbyterian Community of Congo
(CPC). He works with the hospitals’ staffs to improve their surgical knowledge, skills, judgment, and
techniques. Gwenda, an education consultant, assists the CPC’s Education Department in its efforts to
enhance the quality of education in the church’s 787 elementary and secondary schools. The Fletchers and
their Congolese colleagues work together to help the people of Congo experience the abundant life Jesus
NOTE: The Fletchers have recently left the field due to health issues. We will miss them!
- Larry and Inge Sthreshley (Kinshasa)
Larry works with partner churches and organizations to help them build capacity for health ministry in
the Democratic Republic of the Congo. His work has helped partners run large, internationally
funded health programs that have greatly impacted health in these countries. Larry says his goal is to help
the church “effectively demonstrate the love of Christ through health ministry.” Inge works with the CPK
community garden program which has had great success in addressing children’s malnutrition, helps test
and analyze fuel efficient smokeless stoves, and provides guidance to the Methodist Presbyterian Hostel, a
mission guesthouse and conference center (see http://mphguesthouse.org).
- Marcia Murray (IMCK, Long Term Volunteer)
Marcia is a long term volunteer who has come to serve with the CPC and IMCK. Marcia grew up in Congo as
a “missionary kid” and served as a PC(USA) mission co-worker in Congo and Haiti and has now come out
of retirement to return “home” to Congo where she teaches mathematics and English to nursing students
at the Christian Medical Institute of Kasai (IMCK). With grace and humility Marcia demonstrates the love
Newsletters from IMCK