“Greetings from Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo,” says Pastor Ndiho Pascal. He shares ministry updates from the Community of Baptist Churches in Central Africa, of which he is president.

New church: After a monthly outreach, Pascal is planning to plant a new church in September. “Pray for us,” he says.

Seminary: Seminary students are now in their second semester. The students are practicing preaching after learning how to writing sermons. “Pray for more grace for leadership development,” he says.

Volcano: The situation is better following the eruption of Mount Nyiragongo in Goma May 22. “The basic needs of food and medicine are always there,” Pascal says. “Keep praying.”

Children’s health: The health of 265 poor children needs to be restored. “Pray for us and for the kids.”