New Church in Kunje Meets with Enthusiasm
Happy New Year to everyone! We had a very blessed end to 2012 participating in a new church plant in Kunje, near Kuito. Here’s the story:
You may remember the church plant began by Cornelius and Simão in Vila de Graça, near Kuito. This young church targeted Kunje, another community of returned refugees from Zambia who are hungry for a church in their neighborhood. Members of the Vila de Graça congregation, as well as Christians from Huambo and our team, have been visiting in Kunje for several weeks. This past weekend a large group met for 2 days of teaching, encouragement, and praising God.
We were so encouraged by the thirst for God’s word and His community we have encountered in Kunje. As Danny says, “A simple message from Scripture about following the Bible only is exactly what they want to hear.” They sent us off with a beautiful time of singing, a foot-stomping parade out to the car, and bananas.
As we drove off in a driving downpour we couldn’t help but contemplate how God was pouring out His blessings on these people. This Sunday was their first Sunday to meet together and they are already talking about taking the Gospel message to start a new church in the next village over. And the most amazing part in all of this is that this church was planted almost entirely by Angolan Christians who were taught by their faithful brothers in Angola and Zambia. It’s a movement of God! Praise God with us!