Call us: +1.405.341.3544
email us: D4W@ppwest.com or admin@disciples4water
mail us: P.O. Box 3548, Edmond, OK 73083 USA
Disciples4Water’s success depends on our sponsoring partners, as well as our church partners worldwide. Without the involvement of individual congregations, this unique outreach ministry could not survive.
The Disciples4Water team is made up of a unique partnership of churches throughout the United States and Water4 working together with the Community of Disciples of Christ in Congo (CDCC). Through this partnership, the water well drilling team established in Mbandaka, Equatorial Province, DRC in 2014 has drilled over 50 wells in the northwest corner of the DRC.
Additionally, we have provided funding for the construction of school buildings located at well sites, additional transportation means for church leadership and the drill team, and additional medical equipment for the hospital in Bolenge, Equatorial Province, DRC (also located at a water well site.
The six members of this team from First Christian Church of Edmond, partnered with a member from Global Ministries and two Water4 team members to train the inaugural drill team in the Democratic Republic Congo.
The First Christian Church of Edmond Oklahoma is the sponsoring host church for Disciples4Water, providing not only leadership team members, but also meeting and supply storage space.
Under Gwen’s watchful eye, the Disciples4Water ministry has grown and strengthened its position as a global outreach opportunity within the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Ms. Shaw’s role includes coordinating the team’s activities, reporting to our partner organizations, participating in mission trips, and ensuring transparency in all that we do.
COMMUNITY OF DISCIPLES OF CHRIST IN CONGO (CDCC)
The CDCC, headquartered in Mbandaka, Equatorial Provice, DRC provides in-country coordination and well site selection for water well drilling team.
The CDCC, headquartered in Mbandaka, Equatorial Province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) provides in-country coordination and well site selection for water well drilling team.
As president & general minister of the Disciples of Christ Church in the Congo, Rev. Bonanga has coordinated efforts between the CDCC churches in the Congo and Disciples4Water to solve the worldwide water crisis. Rev. Bonanga continues to strengtheni the relationships as he develops his staff and the drill team in the Congo to work in partnership with both Disciples4Water and Water4.
Born in Bolenge in 1985, Nolien, from the Ngiri Sector of Bomongo Territory, District of Ecuador, in Equateur Province was awarded the position of Drill Team Leader based on his leadership skills, education and passion for serving his fellow Congolese. He is married to Mrs. Sylvie Endjombela and the father of two children.