The Congo is an interesting enigma for couples on a mission–at least in some cities in the Congo. Terri and I expected to live in extremely austere conditions during our mission… and had we been living in the Northern cities of Mbuji Mayi, Mwene-Ditu, or Laputa for example, we surely would be having issues with power and water. But living in Lubumbashi, Kinshasa, or Lakasi, for example, it is almost an upgrade of living conditions!
The prime example is the new home being rented for use by couples in Likasi:
Like all missionary homes in the Congo, the house is surrounded by a wall and wire, with a locking gate, for safety.
It has a beautiful entrance
There is a open area with a wash line
When you go through the front door, you enter a large living room/dining room area.
It even has an entertainment center… oh, did I tell you? All the furniture comes with the house!
I will just show you one of the bedrooms, as they all look the same. They all have similar beds and furnishings.
The two bathrooms are similar also
The first door to the right down the hall is the kitchen area, which also leads to a door to the back porch.
It has a full kitchen, and even a bar and stools– for those tough missionary days when you just have to have a drink…. (of soda, of course!)
So, now that you have had the tour… anyone want to come serve a mission in the Congo?