Global Ministries

The United Methodist Church

Connecting the Church in Mission

Central Congo Wings of Caring

Central Congo Wings of Caring

Advance #08595A

#08595A - Providing transportation support for United Methodist medical, evangelical, and relief outreach

Annual Goal:$65,000.00
YTD Gifts:$1,120.00
Location: Congo, (Democratic Republic) Africa
Partner:The UMC,Central Congo Annual Conference

Describe the need affecting the community.

Democratic Republic of Congo, 3 times the size of Texas, has less than 1000 miles of paved road so transportation is a very serious problem. Transportation for church leadership, medical teams, college professors, and medical emergencies is only possible through the mission plane in a timely manner. Medical centers that can handle medical emergencies are not available within walk making the aviation program a necessity and life-saving.

How will this Advance project help to address the need?

Wings of Caring seeks to provide timely response to emergencies and to ongoing transportation needs for the church, medical and educational staff so they can respond to the needs in the community and reflect our Lord's care and compassion for all.

Describe the primary goal of the project.

To provide transportation for the Bishop and other church leaders to places where they cannot easily reach; to transport sick people to hospitals where they can receive medical attention; to facilitate the transportation of seminary and college professors to the UMC institutions of higher education; to transport mail from one mission station to another. These are all urgent to help address education, evangelism, and medical priorities until such time that an infrastructure has significantly improved. Even with improvement, remote areas will still need aviation assistance especially responding to medical emergencies.

Describe the change you would like to see in the community as a result of this Advance project.

Success is accomplished whenever Wings of Caring is able to safely transport people to their destination where they can do the work to which they have been called or receive the needed care.

Budget and Financial Information


Annual Advance Financial Goal
Local Financial Support


Administrative & Office
Aviation parts & supplies
Reserve for future capital purchases
Consumables:fuel, oil
Staff salaries

Missionary Serving this Project

Jacques Akasa Umembudi
Poto Valentine Shutsha

Project Contact

Jacques Umembudi

Global Ministries Contact

Muyombo Mande
(404) 942-4080