I think fondly of my friend Etienne*, a Burundian and Anglican priest. While traveling to Burundi with a ministry partner in 2009, we dropped in on Etienne and his family.
Few people I know have traveled as extensively or visited as many remote places in the Congo as Esaie (Isaiah to you). A devout Congolese Baptist, he is a product of American Baptist missions, and the most sought after Solar Power technician in the country.
When we delivered a new solar freezer to Vanga last January the zone office was humming with activity like a busy factory.
Our Kikongo soccer team took a long field trip to Fadiaka to play a game. The players began walking Saturday at 1 AM under the moon.
A resource on immigration is now available from the Immigration Task Force of American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA).