Hotel Memling

Avenue du Tchad 5B, Kinshasa, Congo - The Dem. Repub. | Hotel
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Life and death in Kinshasa

A travel blog entry by joelmeeker


... formatting the translation of the President’s monthly letter (translated by my coworker Bernard Hongerloot); sending both off to our mailing list and also working on the finishing touches of a French issue of One Accord which Daniel, a recent graduate of Foundation Institute, very helpfully prepared. I also uploaded two Bible studies to our French website.

This has been a very full day; full of sadness and joy, resignation and hope, and a longing for a better world to ...

Le Fleuve

A travel blog entry by danielharper


... with us about how difficult it is to do his work when he can't count on stable electricity. I guess he was hoping for a diesel generator. However, I think a less costly solution could be an uninterruptable power supply / battery backup that he could charge in the good times and use when the power goes out. I wonder how much one of those would cost him. I wonder where I could find a reliable one in Kinshasa... Simon introduced us to his family (all but his son who was away at ...


A travel blog entry by danielharper


... were forced out, they scuttled everything and burned all the records and maps that they could. There was no transition of power because the Congolese were forcing them out, for better or for worse. The inertia from those events seems to still put a pull on things today. I awoke from a long, mosquito-free rest. I was only inches from my mosquito net which is not a good idea if you are really concerned about mosquitos. I spent the morning working on a new sermon. I had considered ...

A Longest Day

A travel blog entry by joelmeeker


... it to taste so fresh and good. It was the best mukeke I’d ever had, although I certainly hadn’t tasted nearly as much as they.

After dinner we drove back to the hotel, and did our accounting. We went over what expenses we had, essentially a tank of gas to get us to Mugina and back twice. We went over what had been spent for transportation and food to allow the church members to come for the counseling and for the Sabbath service. I rounded out ...

Technical difficulties

A travel blog entry by joelmeeker


... I've yet found that offers security and safe food. In Rwanda I pay about half the price for a similar room and utilities work better. More on that later. The three breadwinners are state employees, and while salaries are being regularly paid now – this wasn't the case until recently – they’re not really earning enough to realistically make ends meet as prices remain so high.

We discussed how the Church ...

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This hotel, located on Avenue du Tchad 5B, Kinshasa, is near Zongo Falls, Lake Kivu, and Mount Nyiragongo.
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