On Sunday, August 7th, at 5:00, World Relief’s president Stephan Bauman will be leading the riders and crew of the Race For Congo onto the lawn of Johns Hopkins’ Mason Hall, (building 1 below), just off of Wyman Park Drive. Directions are available at the below link. Parking is available in the lot directly underneath Mason Hall, or you may find street parking in the vicinity. To support the ride, to read about the riders, and read more about the work we are doing in Congo visit Race For Congo.
Visit our FB page Race For Congo Finish Line Rally
To Volunteer on August 7th
Please email Nancy. We have a few opportunities for set up, welcoming guests, selling cool stuff, giving away cool stuff and the always popular clean up!
On August 1, I am joining 7 riders on a cross-country ride to raise the banner of peace for the Democratic Republic of Congo.
When I first visited our staff in the Congo in 1995, I had no idea that a decade of conflict had claimed over 5.5 million lives, the worst loss of life since World War II. I was stunned to learn that 9 out of 10 women have been raped in Eastern DRC, giving it the name, “The Rape Capital of the World”.
World Relief is helping the people of the Congo. Of the 45,000 people who die each month, the majority are due to infectious diseases, malnutrition and neonatal- and pregnancy-related conditions, all of which are preventable and easily treatable. As one of the few remaining social infrastructures, the local church in the Congo stands as a beacon of hope and refuge. Working with local pastors, since 2002, our World Relief team of 25 staff empowers local churches to bring food security, small business loans, and peace-building skills to a fractured land. As the practice of forgiveness spreads and relationships are restored, enemies are transformed into neighbors caring for one another’s needs.
For more information about the race, please visit http://WorldRelief.org/raceforcongo. To support our efforts in the Congo by sponsoring my ride, please visit http://WorldRelief.org/raceforcongo/stephanbauman.
Thank you for joining such an urgent cause. We are sincerely grateful.
With hope for the Congo,