20November2019

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Since the year 2000 our annual reports provide an overview over the progress of our projects. Apart from summaries concerning the current project this section also covers completed projects. Thereby we trace the history of “Active Direct Help”. Additionally we regularly publish the recent developments to our current project in detail.

Annual Reports
For those of you who don’t know yet, since quite a while we were considering adopting a Congolese baby and have inquired at two orphanages about the possibilities. Unexpectedly soon after our visit we received a phone call informing us that an abandoned newborn baby was found on the street in the night. As shocking as this news was we’ve heard of similar cases before. After checking things out and praying further about the matter we decided to adopt her. We named her Anissa Mary and she is such a joy. Many Congolese get touched by our adopting one of their children and take it as proof of our love for their people. The food distribution at our two orphan centers is going well and we again had some special visitors to help with this: one couple from the German Embassy and one couple from the Belgian Embassy. They also…

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In the last few months our team almost doubled, a real boost to our work here. Six months ago Joe came from Switzerland. He is a professional handyman and a big asset in overseeing our many needed home improvements. Then Dom and Marie arrived with their daughter Natalie from South Africa. They are a great help, being veterans on many mission fields, and French speakers. The last newcomer is Mike who in his youth likes the challenge of a difficult field. We are very happy for this addition to our team as this way we can get more done. This requires of course more room in the house and dear Joe and Mike have been working extra hard on this and are turning the annex into nice rooms. During our yearly visit to Europe we were able to see or phone our friends and relatives as well as raise support…

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Since we arrived back in Congo last April we had many obstacles and at the same time great victories for which we are very thankful. A good friend of ours here said: "Living in Congo is like a free university course teaching you how to overcome obstacles." Indeed it is amazing how people here manage to make ends meet under the most challenging circumstances. Some of the bigger difficulties we faced recently were major rain falls which washed away many houses, killing quite a few people. They also broke our and our neighbors' walls and flooded our houses. We are still fixing things up and prepare for the next rainy season coming soon. Another time we woke up early to a big BANG - a car had broken through our wall and landed upside down in our front yard. Thank God the people inside were unharmed. Recently also some of…

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