News Release

Church Provides Fresh Water to Catholic Congregation in Central DR Congo

Representatives of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints presented a new water well to the Mother of Hope Catholic congregation in the village of Tshilumba in the central Kasai province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo on February 28, 2023. This was part of a larger Church program to fund the drilling of multiple water wells throughout central DR Congo. This project cost about $36,000 dollars and included a well, water tank, and four water filling stations.

Provincial Governor John Kabeya Shikayi and several members of his provincial government participated in the handover ceremony. The governor urged the beneficiaries to make good use of this donation which gives the community access to clean drinking water to prevent waterborne diseases. He thanked the Church for supporting his government’s social policies.

The Church was represented by Martin Muebejayi, president of the Katoka Stake. He stated, “I would like to thank the provincial government for its open doors that enable us to play our part as a Church to express our commitment as disciples of Christ in relieving the burdens of those in need.”

Humanitarian projects such as this are made possible by the charitable donations of members of the Church from around the world. Church members strive to follow the Savior’s teachings to help those in need without regard to nationality, race, religion, or beliefs. Members also try their best to be good citizens of their nations and communities.

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