Congo Initiative


Mulungwishi is in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).  The average person survives on $400 per year.  Only 46% of the population has access to improved drinking water sources.  Four million children have been orphaned due to centuries of war and the HIV/AIDS epidemic.  The United Methodist Church has been faithfully serving this impoverished, devastated land since the 1960’s*.

Ways that our Conference serves:

Mulungwishi Mission Station:  David & Lori Person help to provide clean water, food, health care & education.  In 2015, the NM Annual Conference raised $15,000 for Mulungwishi water wells.

Lord’s Mountain Orphanage:  Children orphaned as a result of the HIV/AIDS epidemic

Mulungwishi Theological Seminary:

  • All the United Methodist Church Bishops in the Congo and most of the Superintendents in Katanga province are graduates of the seminary.
  •  1951: Katanga had one Annual Conference + 20,000 members – Today: six Annual Conferences + over 400,000 members!
  •  The seminary has become the high-level training center for pastors of other denominations in the region.

*NWTX Conf – Snapshots of Hope – 2015 Annual Report