One soul, a brother in the faith of Jesus, whose name is Smyrnacael Luboya, was baptized on Friday, August 18, 2023, in the Katanga Field of Democratic Republic of the Congo at IMS by Elder Mwehu Kahozi Pacifique, Sister Dorcas Kabue Luboya, mother of Brother Smyrnacael Luboya, confirmed. In addition, Brother Smyrnacael Luboya, born in a Christian family at IMS and educated as an online homeschooling student at IMS church school Orion Christian Academy, had the desire to be baptized since his age of 10 years, when he took part in his father’s missionary visits, Sister  Dorcas Kabue Luboya revealed.

Katanga, with its 497,000 square kilometers (192,000 sq mi) one of the four large provinces created in the Belgian Congo in 1914, was one of the eleven provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo between 1966 and 2015, when it was split into the Tanganyika, Haut-Lomami, Lualaba, and Haut-Katanga provinces, however, between 1971 and 1997 (during the rule of Mobuto Sese Seko when Congo was known as Zaire) its official name was Shaba Province.

The moment just before the baptism; a photo from the personal archive of Sister Dorcas Kabue Luboya on Facebook.

Written by Margarit Zhekov