Some very sad news has come to us – Reverend Samson, Co-Founder and Executive Secretary of Eben Ezer Ministry International (EMI), passed away over the weekend, aged 51. EMI are our long-standing partner organisation in DR Congo.
Born in the mountainous Plateau region of South Kivu, eastern DR Congo, Reverend Samson first worked on education programmes for an NGO in Rwanda, but his thoughts and prayers were always with his country. EMI was founded in 1997, and from the outset Samson’s mission was to ensure that children in his remote home region were not forgotten.
His legacy is one to be admired and celebrated. Through EMI & Children in Crisis’ school building and teacher training programmes, Reverend Samson has championed education for all and helped to heal rifts between communities which had been fractured by conflict.