by Moody Adams “East Congo was recently described as one of the worst places on earth to be a woman after a study in June by the American Journal of Public Health found that 1,152 women are raped every day in the African state, equating to a rate of 48 an hour. The perpetrators include the mainly Hutu Rwandan rebel group FDLR, a rival rebel group comprised mainly of Tutsis called CNDP, Congolese soldiers and the local Congolese Mai Mai militia” (The Guardian, Friday 2 September 2011 12.52 EDT).
This country has become the rape capital of the world.
“In a cruel twist some of the women kidnapped and raped by rebels are forced to pay a ransom before they are released. The money funds more weapons that are used to terrorize more women.” The rape victims are forced to work in the mines to pay the ransom.
The Eastern Congo has minerals, mainly gold, $24 trillion, more than the combined GDP of Europe and America. But rebel armies control the mines and the people are forced to work in them for less than $1 a day.
Our Bible Skills Institute is working to help these downtrodden people. We have 18 BSI schools. Our students have won 1,350 to Christ and started 4 churches and 6 home cells, in the past two months.