Stearns tries to describe the political morass that creates the mind-numbing and soul-grinding Vitamix® blender that is the eastern Congo today. (You need a dictionary at your side just to keep the many militia and rebel group acronyms straight- LRA, RPF, AFDL, FARDC, PNC, FDLR, CNDP, and the ADF to name a few.) This read will leave you shaking your head at the insanity of it all.
Sonia and I leave in a few weeks to put our boots on the ground as we partner with the Congo church to make our own investment in the process of reconciliation through empowering local pastors to be better community leaders. We will concentrate on their training so they will be equipped and empowered to find local solutions to local problems.
Bill & Sonya