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Monday, September 27, 2010

Peacemaker from DR Congo to Visit Tri-Cities


We are thrilled to welcome International Peacemaker, Rev. Augustin Mukendi, of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, October 1-8 to the Tri-Cities.





Rev. Mukendi is the pastor of Dikongayi Church and Executive Secretary of the Presbytery of Tshibashi.







He is the co-founder and current CPC Coordinator for APCS (Presbyterian Action Against HIV/AIDS) and he has traveled throughout the Congo providing AIDS prevention and education.

He works with SANRU, a national community health and development organization and with Training for Transformation, a global health action program that focuses on women's issues and community development.

He will be speaking on:

  1. Gender inequality and its impact on peace and justice in the Kasai region (DR Congo)
  2. The influence of urban youth on the society; the challenge that Christian Youth face in the Congo
  3. The water crisis that currently faces Congolese society
  4. The difficulty of attaining a state of individual or community self-sufficiency in Congo
He will be speaking at the following venues that are open to the public:

Sunday, October 3rd
Covenant Presbyterian Church
603 Sunset Drive
Johnson City, TN
Adult Sunday School Class at 9:45
Worship at 11:00

Monday, October 4th
First Presbyterian Church
119 West F Street
Elizabethton, TN
Evening Program at 7 p.m.

Tuesday, October 5th
Presbyterian Campus House
1412 College Heights Road
Johnson City, TN
Evening Program at 7:45 p.m.

In addition to the public venues above, he is going to get a chance to experience East Tennessee and talk with others. Here is his complete schedule:

Saturday, October 2nd
He will make apple butter with the good folks at Magill Memorial Presbyterian Church in Roan Mountain

Sunday, October 3rd
Adult Sunday school at 9:45 at Covenant PC in Johnson City
He will lead worship at 11:00 at Covenant

Monday, October 4th
He will be on WJCW 910 AM with Dave Hogan and Carl Swann. The program is "Thinking Out Loud." Listen at 7:40 a.m.

He will speak to the Women's Studies capstone class at 3:10 p.m. with Dr. Karen Cajka at ETSU.

Potluck at 6 pm and Program at 7 pm at FPC Elizabethton.

Tuesday, October 5th
He will speak to Dr. Phyllis Thompson's Young Adult Literature class at ETSU at 11:15.

He will meet with international students at Emmanuel School of Religion in Elizabethton at 2 p.m.

He will speak to students at the Presbyterian Student Fellowship at the campus house. Dinner a 7. Program at 7:45 (open to all).

Wednesday, October 6th
He will spend the day with Rural Resources and the Mobile Market Bus in Greeneville.

He will speak to the youth at Timber Ridge PC in Greeneville at 6 p.m. Youth from FPC Elizabethton and Covenant PC will join them. Others are welcome too!

Thursday, October 7th
Possible venue at Tusculum College (TBA)

Thank you! This should be a great visit! If you have questions or a possible venue contact me.
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