KINSHASA, DR CONGO (December 30, 2013) — Congo Covenant Churches were unaffected by the attacks that occurred this morning in multiple areas of Kinshasa, which is located far from the region where the denomination ministers.
“At the moment the only Covenant missionaries in Congo are Tim and Helen Smith who are in Gemena, located in the northwest corner of Congo,” said John Kerl, the Covenant’s regional coordinator. “They are far away from the capital city and are in no danger.”
According to multiple news reports, several groups of attackers had targeted the Kinshasa airport, the state-run television station, and a military base. The attackers numbered around 100, 46 of whom had been killed, the government said.