Thanks for your interest in the work in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
We are medical missionaries Dr. Tim Rice and Kathy Rice RN. We are missionaries of New City Fellowship Church in St. Louis, a member of the Presbyterian Church in America. We are working in association with International Ministries and Communauté Baptiste du Congo Ouest (C.B.CO) to serve as medical missionaries at the Vanga Evangelical Hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
We would love for you to find out more about the work in Vanga. Please explore this webpage and read some of our newsletters listed on the right. #AlwaysRecruitingForVanga
We are from St. Louis, Missouri, where Tim is continues to maintain his position as Associate Professor on the faculty of the School of Medicine at Saint Louis University and the Department of Pediatrics and Department of Internal Medicine.
Our heart for Congo started through the ministry of our church, New City Fellowship. Our church in St. Louis had many Congolese members who were living in St. Louis. God also inspired our passion for Congo through our acquaintance with the late Dr. Dan Fountain and many other International Ministries missionaries here in the DRC. Both of us served on many short-term missions trips to Vanga Evangelical Hospital which strengthened our love for the people and opened our eyes to how God wanted to use our experience and gifting to show His love here in Vanga.
We studied French in France for 10 months and then arrived full time in Vanga July 2015. We are so thankful for the wonderful team of supporters who have encouraged us and made it possible for us to work here.
We exist to…
follow the Great Commission in serving the poor together with our Congolese colleagues through
- providing healthcare,
- training leaders,
- effectively managing limited resources and
- building partnerships.
We want to become…
…a leading institution that provides high quality, low cost care that brings shalom and healing to the bodies, minds and souls to this region.
…an organization that trains the next generation of Congolese Congolese nurses, doctors and health administrators in Christ-centered, whole-person care, empowering them to use the limited resources available to restore life and health across the Democratic Republic of the Congo. (DRC)
…a leading institution that effectively managing its limited personnel and financial resources.
…a builder of partnerships in DRC and internationally, enabling health professionals to participate in mutual exchange of expertise.
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