July, 2023

Dear Friends,

We head out to Bukavu, DR Congo, in just a few days for our annual Congo Bible Camp. I’m excited to see what God has in store for us as we conclude our 4-part series on the book of Genesis.

Graduation ceremony in Baraka, Democratic Republic of Congo

At this year’s camp, we’ll be focusing on the life of Joseph, and using it to flesh out the concept of types and shadows that can be seen all throughout Scripture, pointing us to the person and work of Jesus Christ. For many of the attendees, their familiarity of the Bible doesn’t extend much farther than Bible stories and basic concepts of salvation and sanctification. So this week promises to be richly rewarding as we introduce new concepts to help them grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Pray with us that we’ll we’ll be faithful to His Word and clear in our teaching.

Director Shukuru reports that all ten of his sixth-grade students in Baraka (DR Congo) passed their national exams with perfect scores. His school is the newest of the schools in our network, and is working hard to build a good reputation in the city. Many people in the city – including the parents of the deaf students – are skeptical that deaf children can be successfully trained, let alone graduate from primary school. His progress has been a bold testimony of what Godly people can do among “the least of these”. At their graduation ceremony, a number of local dignitaries attended: the city mayor, the city municipality director, the director of education for the province, and various representatives from NGOs in the city of Baraka. We thank God for the good reputation that is being built in the city.

Indeed, your prayers are coveted.

Tim Foster
Christian Mission for the Deaf