Musings From the Road
Back in April, we announced that FPM board member, the Rev. Lana Robyne, was becoming a full-time missiologist based in Kalemie, DR Congo. After months of travel/visa delays due to the global pandemic shutdown, Lana has finally reached her new home in Kalemie, DR Congo and begun her full-time appointment in the Tanganyika Conference. Bishop Mande has tasked Lana with the work of developing and directing mission evaluation and discernment initiatives focused on and with the conference. She will be encouraging and equipping church leaders and connecting them to people and resources (e.g., specialized training, grant opportunities, etc.) that can help sustain and strengthen them in their varied ministries. She along with Rev. Mwayuma will also be FPM's new official liaisons for the Tanganyika Conference (FPM board member Freddy Kitwa is out of the country until late 2021).
Since, as with nearly all UMC appointments in Tanganyika, Lana's new job does not come with a salary, FPM is partnering with the Tanganyika Conference by serving as a reliable (and tax deductible in the USA) way for anyone wishing to financially support Lana's work to do so. To contribute to Lana's living stipend fund, use any of the listed options on our donation page and be sure note in either in the memo line or with an email to our treasurer (firstname.lastname@example.org) that the funds are to support Lana.
Rev. Lana posts regular updates from her personal Facebook page. We will occasionally feature her reports on this blog.