Saturday, July 10, 2021

howFar Medical Clinic Treats Volcano Victims

"And late on May 22, local time, things abruptly escalated: Fractures opened up in the volcano’s rocky sides, spilling fast-moving lava down its slopes. Some of it headed toward the city of Goma, a metropolis just six miles away that’s home to around 1.5 million people. The night sky shimmered with a crimson hue as lava, sometimes pilling up to three stories high, speedily invaded the streets of several villages surrounding Goma and swallowed any buildings it encountered, setting them ablaze. As of this writing, there have been 15 confirmed casualties, a number expected to rise in the coming days. Source: National Geographic News 

People Flee Goma as Volcano Erupts. Source: The Washington Post

The village of Mudja, north of the City of Goma, where howFar has a church and clinic, was at the epicenter of the eruption of Mount Nyiragongo.

Several people died, nearly every home was destroyed and hundreds of people were displaced.

Our How Far Foundation of Congo team has been working hard to care for our friends in the aftermath of the eruption.

Last week we received this report from Pastor John, howFar's Director for Democratic Republic of the Congo.  "We told Mudja [Batwa Pygmy Village] that today we could supply them with medecines and water and they were too excited. They prayed God to bless you more and more. This time as it is not raining here in Goma and the volcano has burned down the springs that helped to supply Water in Goma and in Mudja the situation is complexe. Many cases of diseases have been noticed day by day," 

The howFar Team Prepares to Treat Volcano Victims

Our team also reported, "Mudja pygmies were too excited to get the medicines and praised Lord for they will get once more free of charge treatment. They prayed God to bless How Far and its team." 

howFar Food Distribution to the Mudja Community. 

Thank you to everyone who quickly and generously donated to the How Far Foundation Congo Volcano Relief Fund. Your gifts made it possible for us to respond to the crisis by providing food, water, clothing and shelter to people who have no way to help themselves.  And now...your donations have provided much needed medicines to treat illnesses caused by thick ash in the air, poor sanitation, and unclean water.

Your help is still needed. To donate to the How Far Foundation Congo Volcano Relief Fund go to

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Saturday, April 10, 2021

howFar Pastoral Training Center Opens

Losimingori, Tanzania

Pastors Dedicate the New Training Center

"Finally the dream come true", said Emanuel Laizer, howFar Ministries Overseer of the 14 churches he has planted.

Pastor Laizer Speaks To New Faculty and Students On Opening Day

Losimingori Baptist Bible School and howFar Ministries pastors training center is now open.
The Losi Mission House is now a Bible School building. The center launched with 12 students, 4 teachers and most of the staff needed for the Bible school.

Lazier continued, "A s
pecial thanks to
Mark D Maynard Sr, founder of The How Far Foundation and howFar Ministries,
for his big push. Please continue to pray for us."

To invest in the training of indigenous pastors and leaders donate here -

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Sunday, January 17, 2021

Mission To Haiti

Diane Moffi – HowFar Director 

Even with the challenges we all faced in 2020, work in Haiti continued.  HowFar Haiti sponsored a 2-day marriage conference in February for over 100 people at the Mystery of God church in Cite Soleil.  Everyone received a hot meal during the two days while learning about God’s plan for marriage, healthy nutrition and birth control.  Unfortunately, this was the only trip we were able to make in 2020 so we worked extra hard with our folks in Haiti to make things happen!

 Generators are a common thing in Haiti due to the lack of regular electricity.  As you might imagine, a loud generator running during a church service can be quite distracting!  We were able to raise enough money to purchase some solar panels, inverter kit and batteries for the Mystery of God church so they could hear the church service better.  This church is a place of safety in a sometimes-volatile neighborhood in Port au Prince.  

Additionally, throughout the year, howFar Haiti provided food, shoes and medical treatment for several members of the church and the children that go to school there.  Food bags were distributed at Easter to every family in the church, approximately 75 families.  Shoes were given out to children at the school.   More than 20 families received assistance with medical/hospital bills and medicine.  This is a huge blessing because in Haiti you cannot get medical attention if you don’t have money so we were thrilled to be able to help people be healthy!

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