In May we shared an urgent call to prayer for the people of Goma, in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). A volcano – Mount Nyiragongo – had erupted, causing hundreds of thousands of people to be evacuated as lava coursed through the city. Here is an update from our team in the DRC on how God has moved and how you can pray.
Goma is a lakeside city where around 1.5 million people live. Homes and businesses were destroyed by the lava, and more damage was done by hundreds of aftershocks.
The city is trying to get back to normal, but thousands of families who lost their homes remain living in temporary sites run by the government or local schools. Some are being hosted by families. Areas that were damaged remain closed and those who used to live there are not yet able to return. It’s unclear when it will be safe for them to move back and rebuild.