The Democratic Republic of Congo is one of the richest countries in the world with a net worth of over $28 trillion, more than the US and Europe combined. The DRC has a vast mineral and natural resource wealth, being the number one provider of the mineral tantalum, which is used in most cell phones today. This blessing is also a curse as it has been a country riddled with civil war as a way to exploit the nation of its vast natural resources. In the last 24 years war has ravaged and devastated the country with rape being used as major weapon of war, which has made Goma in Eastern Congo known as the capital of sexual violence. The lethal combination of violence, disease, hunger, brutal rape, and frequent and ongoing abduction of children has claimed the lives of 6 million people.

Country Stats:

  • Kinshasa is the capital city of Congo

Goma Stats:

  • Population: Over 1 million
  • Median age: 19

Faith Adventures

Faith Adventures are an important part of the Outreach Ministry at Mariners Church. Teams are sent to global locations to help, encourage and support ministries in partner countries.

This video update introduces the work being done in Congo and how you can get involved.

Congo Updates

Partner Information


Camille and Esther Ntoto, the founders of Africa New Day, were born in the DRC. After pursuing higher education in Belgium and the United States, the Ntotos felt that God was calling them to return to the DRC, specifically to the area of Goma. They have launched their ministry to bring hope and restoration to the men, women and children of the DRC. The aim of the ministry is to reconcile the past, address present situations, and prevent future recurrences of crisis through Christ centered and unique holistic strategies. Our partners endeavor to help the next generation of leaders to bring transformation through the gospel and training of new leaders.

Engagement Points

Prayer: What Congo needs most is our prayers. Join our prayer nights or contact us below to receive quarterly prayer updates.

Support Congo Financially:

General Congo Ministry Fund

School: Support the new Christian elementary school in the DRC built by our church partners. The vision for this school is to build up to all levels of education, including university-level courses.

Donate to the School Fund

Scholarships: Support Africa New Day students who are pursuing a college education.

Donate to the Scholarship Fund

Local Diaspora Engagement: Support our local church partner and the Congolese diaspora by building cultural bridges and creating relationship between our churches.

Faith Adventures: Feeling like God is calling you to step out and go? Join us on a future Faith Adventure to Congo!

Join Our Team: Your time, talents, and treasure are welcome and needed. Join our leadership team or volunteer at any of our events. We would love to have you be a part of this global partnership!

For more information contact Muriu: [email protected]