Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

To our Friends and Loved Ones At the close of this year of our Lord, 2015 “Come and hear, all you who fear God; let me tell you what he has done for me” (Psalm 66:16). Challenge: Brussels Alert This Christmas season struck the Mahars with a staggering impact as it coincided with the terrorist […]

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 […]


The Day of Christ’s crucifixion was the most dramatic day in the history of the world. On it hung the fulfillment of all the Old Testament prophecies and the sacrificial system with its types and promises. It was on that day and hour that the ultimate destiny of each person on earth throughout history hung. On that day Jesus—the Son of God— was crucified. Why? Because He loved us … Death is not final. Instead it is the guarantee of life everlasting.


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 […]


Celebrating with THANKSGIVING “Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift”  (2 Corinthians  9:15).   Since ancient times—and in all nations—gifts have accompanied joyful events (see Esther 9:22; Revelation 11:10), but the most fabulous and most joyful event of all history was announced long ago by an angel in the words, “…unto you is born this […]

Wise Men From the East

“Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east” (Matthew 2:1). Amidst staggering world events, concerns over the economy, wars, pressures of daily life, health, grief over loved ones who have recently left us, and the unknown future, it seems […]

Congo Elections

Bud Kroeker Report N° 8 Friday evening, December 9, 2011 Dear friends, Thursday morning, Kinshasa comes to life little by little, but as they say here “The getting around  is yet very timid.” There are only a few faithful workers left here at the Guest House. I have an appointment this morning with Tim and […]

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 […]