The Walls of Matende Church Rise…

Thro’ many dangers, toils and snares, I have already come; ‘Tis grace has brought me safe thus far, And grace will lead me home.—John Newton A Series of reports on the Summer 2014 CongoTrip The following is a series of reports from my brother, Clement (Bud) Kroeker, regarding his efforts in Congo this summer of […]


Congo Open Heart News summer 2014 Dear Friends, Please take a minute to think about the things we do automatically every day: Open a faucet for water, even hot water. Flush the toilet. Lift a glass of water to our lips without concern for the bacteria content. Push a button or a switch for light. […]


News on Three Continents “What do you know Paprika Parrot, we’re back on our blog. I almost feel like I need to reintroduce you, my pretend pet, sitting up there on top of our blog page.” “It’s good to be back. I’ve been pecking at you, screeching at you, and even nibbling your books, but you were […]

BREAKING NEWS: Bibles Reach Congo’s Interior

The Impossible Has Happened  A deep concern on the hearts of many of us has been the lack of Kikongo Bibles in Congo’s vast  interior. On this last trip my brother, Clement (Bud) Kroeker, along with his helpers, Erik and Jeremie, were able to take Bibles to every church they visited. Unfortunately they had to […]

Congo Elections

Bud Kroeker in Kinshasa Report N° 7 Wednesday evening, December 7, 2011 Dear friends, This morning I sent in the grid showing the amount of votes for each candidate according to province. People here, especially the observers, like this way of comparing as it gives them a picture of what’s going on. A journalist from […]

Congo Elections

Bud Kroeker in Kinshasa Report N° 6 Dear friends,  Kinshasa between elections and results  The streets are calm this Sunday evening in Kinshasa. The reports have been coming in ever since yesterday morning, and all those we’ve talked to say that the population is less nervous and things are calming down. The CENI published partial […]

Congo Elections

Bud Kroeker in Kinshasa Report N° 5 Kinshasa, Tuesday evening, November 29 Dear Friends, It is time to send off news of what is taking place before I get caught up in the work tomorrow. I didn’t write Sunday because my Vodaphone subscription ended on Nov. 27, one month after I purchased it. So I […]

Bud Kroeker in Kinshasa

A LETTER FROM GRAMPA Dear Family, Kinshasa is actually a beautiful city on the banks of one of the world’s greatest rivers. We show so much of the filth, difficulties and lack of maintenance that one doesn’t  appreciate how unique the city really is. This could be a huge tourist attraction—if only…   This morning […]

Congo Elections

Bud Kroeker in Kinshasa Report N° 3 Street Scene in Kinshasa—background sign: Peace in  Democratic Republic of Congo Dear Friends Lack of Data When given the responsibility to coordinate all of the Protestant observers in Congo for this month’s elections, I didn’t know how much was involved, nor how to accomplish the task. In 2006 […]

Congo Elections

Bud Kroeker in Kinshasa Report N° 2 Dear friends, There are less than three weeks left before the November 28 elections and so much work has to be finished by then. I must spend all my time sending out the messages about elections and I don’t know if I’m going to have time to write […]