Najenga-Congo fund raiser
Sunday, March 3, 2013
4506 29th Street Vernon, BC V1T 5C1
Vernon, BC, Canada v1t5c1
Years of war and internal strife have left the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo in a desperate condition. As with many conflicts, the majority of victims are women and children. Food insecurity, access to medical aid and education are just a few of the challenges the population in this area.
Ongoing instability has only added to the problem but there is hope.
Ray and Mary Anne Bale have lived the last ten years in this area of Africa and, working with many Congolese nationals, are embarking on a new venture. The government of Congo has released 25 acres of land to help facilitate a new agriculture, feeding, clinic, education and training project. "Najenga" Congo is committed to seeing the first phase of a school and feeding project in an area just outside the city of Uvira in South Kivu province of DRC.
In response to the question "What are you doing?" the answer in Swahili is "Najenga". "We are building"
The main thing we are endeavouring to do is build HOPE, for the present and for the future. Will you help?
The Concert features: The Creeks, Cod Gone Wild, Band of Exiles, Ord Family Band (Kelowna), Some Other Time, Ann Dorval Drum Group.
Silent Auction, Bake & Craft Sale, Refreshments by donation. Doors open 5:30pm.
Tickets $15 - purchase online at http://najenga.eventbrite.ca/
Also at VCF Church Office 29th St 9am-3pm (Tues-Fri)