Due to years of warfare and weak national leadership in the Democratic Republic of Congo, there is no rule of law. Tribal conflicts and militias run rampant. Over the past several years, Watermark has helped World Relief initiate peace building activities in Rutshuru Territory that empowered churches and restored relationships between divided pastors. Out of those efforts, the Kako Church Empowerment Zone (CEZ) was formed. With this two-year commitment, Watermark will help continue the work of a newly launched, second CEZ in Rutshuru Territory, called Kiwanja. Through the Kiwanja CEZ, significant healing will take place as they harness the power of local churches, allowing them to shine the light of Christ into the turmoil that people in Kiwanja are facing.

For more information, visit worldrelief.org

“No, this is the kind of fasting I want: Free those who are wrongly imprisoned; lighten the burden of those who work for you. Let the oppressed go free, and remove the chains that bind people. Share your food with the hungry, and give shelter to the homeless. Give clothes to those who need them, and do not hide from relatives who need your help.” Isaiah 58:6-7