Sunday morning, April 23, 2017 found us in worship at the Lincoln Theatre Campus of National Community Church in Washington DC. With tears in our eyes and joy in our hearts, it felt like a dream come true to witness Pastor Jeremiah and Asumani on stage with Pastor Dave Schmidgall. Pastor Dave is the International Missions Pastor for National Community Church (NCC). Last year, Pastor Dave joined the NCC mission team for their sixth annual mission trip to Congo for Christ in Uvira D. R. Congo.
It felt like a dream come true to witness Pastor Jeremiah and Asumani on stage with Pastor Dave Schmidgall.
While in D. R. Congo, Pastor Dave invited Pastor Jeremiah, Daniel and Asumani to visit NCC in 2017. After applying for a visa to visit America, Jeremiah was approved, however Daniel and Asumani were denied visas. Pastor Jeremiah left D. R. Congo on April 13th for the United States. That same day, Asumani was given a second interview and was granted permission to apply for a visa, a process that usually takes up to two weeks. Miraculously, he received his visa the next day and was able to join Pastor Jeremiah in Washington DC for the remainder of the visit.
Various NCC D. R. Congo mission team members hosted them and introduced them to many new things for their first visit to the United States.
Various NCC D. R. Congo mission team members hosted them and introduced them to many new things for their first visit to the United States. They graciously allowed us to spend a day with them. We were able to introduce them to several of the Global Outreach Board members. We were also able to send many items that have been donated back to D. R. Congo with them. (A big thanks to all the ladies in Prescott that have been sewing for the girls!)
The hours we spent with our dear brothers allowed us the opportunity to discuss many things and learn more ways we can continue to help them.
Bill and Renee Reed
Blog Post Adapted From Global Outreach Inc May 2017 Newsletter
Volume 32 Issue 5
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