About

Like the “lokole” drum or “bush telegraph” of the Congo villages, this blog communicates news of church and society from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.  Sources of the news will range from Africa news services to recent visitors to the Congo to you the reader.  For translation into French the web site http://www.lexilogos.com/english/french_translation.htm is recommended.  And for  Spanish, the three translation options presented on http://www.spanishdict.com/ are helpful.

You are invited to contribute anything on Congo you would like to distribute through the Lokoleyacongo.wordpress.com blog network.  Send an email to dougnslp@gmail.com  with your article, commentary, book review, etc. etc.  Whatever goes beyond a “comment” should be sent to the email address.

The Archives of the blog include the May through August 2010 postings by Doug Smith while preparing for and during his stay with the Community of the Disciples of Christ of Congo (CDCC-10) of the Church of Christ of Congo (ECC) in Mbandaka, R.D.C.

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7 thoughts on “About

  1. Doug,
    I’m going to be keeping a journal for the trip that Indiana Disciples will be making to Mbandaka in May 2011. This will be continuing the partnership we have formalized with the Mbandaka Poste of the 10th-CDCC. Feel free to put a link to this site if you think it will be helpful.

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  2. Doug, I’m going to learn so much from your blog on the Congo. I’m so grateful for what you’re doing with your life, and for your leadership at my Dad’s memorial service. We hope to stay in touch in future years to support your ministry. This electronic bush telegraph is coming to you from Houston. Hope you got my recent letter of thanks!

    Best always,

    Dan Rigney

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  3. Lew Becker

    Doug, I have enjoyed your writing. I ran across your blog while surfing the internet, trying to find out if the oil palms nuts that are eaten by a species of parrot in south america, are the same palm species as those in Congo, where the African Grey Parrot eats the nuts. I often think of the work and experiences of those 2 years I had in Boende and Mbandaka, Congo, 1971-1973. Your blog has provided a much-needed perspective for me, to help balance the news coverage that comes out of Congo. Thank you, and best wishes, Lew Becker

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  4. Good day! This post could not be written any better! Reading this post reminds me of my previous room mate!
    He always kept chatting about this. I will forward this article to him.
    Fairly certain he will have a good read. Thanks for sharing!

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