Saturday, February 17, 2018
8:00 am to 8:30 am (coffee and juice) for “Early Birds”
8:30 am to 10:00 am
in the Fellowship Hall
For the February meeting, we will a have our own Pastor Tshishinen discuss her homeland, the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Central Africa. This is an area that has been in the news.
Many people think of the Congo as a place where people live in a jungle and throw spears at each other. Further, they think there are big gorillas like King Kong on the loose.
Pastor Tshishinen will explain how the former Belgian Congo transgressed to be Zaire and is now both the Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. She will explain the government, the geography, and the people.
As many of you know, the Congo is rich in minerals such as gold, iron, phosphates and petroleum. This fact puts the country in the world’s spotlight.
Pastor Tshishinen has been with our church for about two years. She grew up in the Congo and had originally trained in the medical profession. Her father was a pastor and she branched to be in the field of nutrition. She was involved in the public health effort in that country. She came to the U.S. in 2006 and worked in health care in Washington D.C. and York, PA. In the meantime she obtained a college degree in the Congo and then decided that she would use her medical skills along with being an elder in the church.
There is much more to her story. Please come and hear all about Central Africa and enjoy some good fellowship.
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