The Democratic Republic of Congo
Leadership Vistas has trained about 200 pastors and church leaders from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) who have attended conferences in Rwanda and/or Uganda. The DRC is more than 3 times the size of Texas and has the 2nd highest population of Christians in Africa after Nigeria.
Because of inter-tribal warfare and widespread corruption, in recent years the DRC has become one of the world’s poorest countries. It has an almost non-existent infrastructure, including roads, basic utilities, and government. Rape and torture are commonly used by rival militias to terrorize villages. Although 90% of the Congolese people profess Christianity, brutality, witchcraft, and evil rule over the land. There have been more deaths here in recent years than in any conflict since World War II. The DRC desperately needs a full range of leaders who have been trained with the truth of the gospel, as there are many false teachers and animistic practices.