FMC IN IRELAND
Originally from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Abwe Mulonda began the ordination process with the FMC while living in a Tanzanian refugee camp. He and several other refugee families entered a relocation program sponsored by the Republic of Ireland and immigrated to several cities there. Abwe established a church in Monaghan. He was received as a conference ministerial candidate in November 2015 and transferred his membership to the U.K. Conference. The church meets on Sundays in rented facilities and has congregants that travel each weekend from Dublin and Cavan.
Abwe Mulonda from the Democratic Republic of the Congo began the ordination process with the Free Methodist Church while in a refugee camp in Tanzania. He and several other Congolese refugee families entered a relocation program sponsored by the Republic of Ireland and immigrated to several cities there. Abwe made contact with the Free Methodist Church in Europe, asking to establish the Free Methodist Church in Monaghan. After an onsite visit and the vetting of his credentials, he was received as a Conference Ministerial Candidate by the FMC in Europe in November 2015. Ongoing supervision of the work in the Republic of Ireland will take place through the UK Conference.
- Population: 4,595,000
- Evangelical Christians: 1.5%
- FM Work Opened: 2015
- Oversight: United Kingdom Conference
Pray for:• young people to sense God’s call into Christian ministry
• musicians and musical instruments
• an affordable meeting location
• wisdom in knowing how to reach people outside the Congolese community