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.
Larrdy 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).