Extra Grace Moves to Bring Key CMN Speaker

Rev. Isaac Mukendi, General Secretary of the Presbyterian Community of Kinshasa (CPK)
The Rev. Isaac Kalonji Mukendi and Congolese children. Photo courtesy of Jeff Boyd

God’s grace has intervened to bring the Rev. Isaac Kalonji Mukendi, a much-anticipated speaker, to the Congo Mission Conference.

When the Rev. Isaac Kalonji Mukendi, general secretary of the Presbyterian Community of Kinshasa (CPK), applied for a visa in July to attend the conference, the United States Consulate turned him down, giving him no reason.  Mission conference planners appealed to Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander for his support. As Presbyterians prayed, Pastor Isaac, as he is known, re-applied for a travel visa. On Sept. 9, he was given a visitor visa at the American Embassy in Kinshasa.

Once again, against all human odds, we can thank God that Jehovah Jireh —God provides.

At the conference, Pastor Isaac will speak about conditions in Congo and the work of the church there. He will talk particularly about the empowerment of women and youth. He will give the keynote presentation on Thursday evening at the conference.