Covenant Kids Congo

We partner with the Covenant Church of Congo and World Vision to create community transformation through clean water, healthcare, education, agriculture and nutrition, economic development, and child protection, so that children can grow up with a brighter future.

How We Support Transformation

Through the partnership of individuals and churches, we support comprehensive and sustainable development that leads to holistic transformation for the children and families of the Democratic Republic of Congo.


As we celebrate ten years of partnership, we have a renewed call to love and serve our sisters and brothers in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Join us as we celebrate all that God has done and will continue to do as we move forward. Host a Celebrate Sunday today! 

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Use these prayer resources to get connected to the work of our denomination and to draw closer to our sisters and brothers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Learn more through these resources that help individuals, small groups, and churches understand this partnership and the importance of sustainable community development.

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Partner with Covenant Kids Congo in breaking the cycle of poverty in the northwest region of the Democratic Republic of Congo. With your gift, you are joining us in our transformative work and our partners in loving and serving alongside vulnerable people, reflecting God’s kingdom.

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Take action to help bring sustainable transformation to the northwest region of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Let’s help children have a brighter future.


Global 6K

6K is the average distance a person in the developing world walks for water. Create or join a team with your church, friends, family, or community to walk together to raise funds for clean water. When you register, you provide clean water for life for one person in the Democratic Republic of Congo. All funds raised by your team are designated to the work through our partnership.

Team World Vision

Run an endurance race for Covenant Kids Congo through Team World Vision, and the funds raised will directly benefit the WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) programs in Gemena and Karawa, the Democratic Republic of Congo. Covenanters raise over $600,000 annually through this effort. Go to to sign up for a race and search for events in your area. Add Covenant Kids Congo to your team name to ensure your funds are designated to our project. Send us your race date so we can cheer for you virtually!

Sponsorship Sunday

Invite your church members into child sponsorship. Create an opportunity that will transform hearts in your church community, while also transforming the cities of Gemena or Karawa in the northwest of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Resources and support are provided.

Sponsorship a Child

Covenant Kids Congo is a partnership between the Evangelical Covenant Church, the Congolese Covenant Church, and World Vision. We commit to a holistic journey of transformation for the Democratic Republic of the Congo as well as for churches in the United States and Canada.

Sponsorship a Child through Chosen

Chosen is a bold, new initiative that reverses traditional sponsorship. A child is empowered to choose his or her sponsor. We believe this maintains the dignity of children, as they exercise their ability to choose and not simply accept who has chosen them. Chosen is currently offered in the city of Gemena and requires advanced planning.


Support Our Work

Your one-time or monthly gift supports our commitment to the holistic transformation of families, neighborhoods, and entire communities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The leadership, administration, and programming of Covenant Kids Congo depends on generous gifts from individuals and Covenant churches. 

Sponsor a Child

Children in Gemena (Ledia) and Karawa, cities in the Democratic Republic of Congo, are currently waiting to be sponsored. Your sponsorship is a monthly $39 commitment that helps your sponsored child and their community overcome poverty. Individuals and churches can engage in sponsorship in a number of ways. 

Sunday Offering

Highlight Covenant Kids Congo on a Sunday morning and take an offering to support the program as a wonderful way to engage your church. We provide the resources you need to make this a meaningful engagement. 



We’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions about Covenant Kids Congo and our programming. If you don’t find an answer you’re looking for, we would love to hear from you.


Kids Helping Kids Curriculum & Covenant Kids Congo Children’s Curriculum

Impact of Sponsorship

Many sponsorship programs focus only on helping select children rather than working toward long-term community development. What makes the World Vision sponsorship program unique is that your donations bless the lives of all children in the community where your sponsored child lives, through long-lasting sustainable development.

Community Transformation

Through our partnership with World Vision, we take a holistic approach, working alongside communities to tackle the root causes of poverty and create sustainable change. For every child sponsored through the program, another four children also benefit. We work to strengthen the whole community so all children and families can thrive.


Pray Requests

Every year, a prayer calendar is assembled to guide Covenanters in praying for global personnel, specific aspects of this ministry, and our sisters and brothers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. These are updated every other month.

Six-Week Prayer Guide for Our

Each May, Covenant churches are invited to participate in the Global 6K for Water. This guide is six weeks of reflections written by people engaged in the ministry of Covenant Kids Congo and will be your companion as you prepare physically and spiritually for your race. You can use this guide on your own or in a group, for a total of six weeks before, during, or after your 6K. 

Seasonal Prayer Guides – Coming Soon

The Covenant Kids Congo team has developed seasonal weekly prayer guides with specific prayer points for the key issues impacting our friends in the northwest Democratic Republic of Congo.

Lina Sánchez-Herrera

Chicago West Suburbs, Illinois

ECC Conference: Central
Gender: Female


Receiving New Directees: Yes
Directing Clergy: Yes
Client Genders: Both men and women
Skype or Facetime: Yes
Languages: English, Spanish
Retreat/Workshop Leader: Yes


C. John Weborg Center for Spiritual Direction, North Park Theological Seminary


Pastors/Church Leadership, Missionaries, University Students, Discernment Process, Transitions, Multi-Ethnic Issues, Second Half of Life, Prayer, Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius

Prior to moving to the USA, I was a professor at the National University of Colombia and served with the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students in Colombia for 16 years. Starting in 2001, I served as InterVarsity National Staff in the USA. I have a master’s degree in Christian Ministries, and I serve in Spiritual Direction to those who want to be fully present and available to God and receive His grace over them. My joy is to see professors and college students coming to know Jesus and being transformed into people that bring the good news of righteousness and justice to others.

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