Presentation on theme: "New Life ….. New Hope Travel to the Congo February 2010."— Presentation transcript:
New Life ….. New Hope Travel to the Congo February 2010
Travel Companions WHITMAN, JEFFREY SPENCER, SHEILA UCC Conference MinisterDisciples Homeland Ministries - Women Department Detroit, Michigan Merger Staff of National Convocation Indianapolis, Indiana LEARNED, ROBERTHOOD, NICHOLAS III Son of Former Missionaries to CongoSenior Pastor Major Contributor to Pediatric WingPlymouth UCC Church Tucson, ArizonaDetroit, Michigan MCCRAE, LINDASCHAFER, DARLA Co-Chair of Common Global Ministries BoardMember of Common Global Ministries Board Minister – Central Christian Churchand Wider Church Ministries Board Indianapolis, IndianaBismarck, North Dakota GOURDET, SANDRA Global Ministries Area Executive, for Africa Indianapolis, Indiana
REPUBLIC OF CONGO Population--3,039,126 Capital City --Brazzaville (1,169,900) pop. Country is nearly the size of Montana, More than 60% covered with tropical rainforests and with grasslands and bush in the north DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO Population -- 68 million Capital City – Kinshasa ( population 8 million) Country is about size of U.S. east of the Mississippi Natural resources: Copper, cobalt, diamonds, gold, coltan ( columbite + tantalite), other minerals; petroleum; wood; hydroelectric potential.
DELAYS, DELAYS Severe winter snowstorm delayed trip by two days