During their fall 2018 trip to East Africa, Chris and Deb Hindal met with several presidents of Baptist church associations who showed interest in the International Partnership of Fundamental Baptist Ministries. Five of them were from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Subsequently, seven associations have submitted applications to partner with IPFBM.

While all the applications are in process, Chris Hindal announces that the Council of Eight has reviewed and approved the first two applications. The international partnership welcomes Communaute des Eglises Baptistes Libres au Congo and Community of Baptist Churches in Central Africa (Rwanda) as partners committed to fulfilling the Great Commission assignment given by the Lord Jesus.