Highland Supports Moroccan Partnership through Pastoral Intern to Migrants and Refugees

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABorn September 6, 1969, Jean Masembila Landu (Jumel) was born and raised in the Congo before leaving the country in search of a better future. In 2004, Jumel arrived in Morocco and immediately created connections with the Protestant Church of Morocco. Within the next year, he began his service to the migrants and refugees stuck in Morocco through the Church’s CIE ministry. He started church meetings, made neighborhood visits, and identified beneficiaries of micro-enterprise projects. Without any family in Morocco, his service through the CIE ministry has made the Protestant Church of Morocco his family and his home.

Through Highland’s faithful gifts, Global Missions Ministry Group has given $4,000 to allow Jumel to serve as a Pastoral Intern for the migrant and refugee population. In addition to helping to distribute immediate aid, Jumel will be able to provide spiritual accompaniment for those who need it most – building relationships, carrying burdens, and sharing words of hope and comfort. Jumel is currently in seminary through the Theological Institute that Samuel Amedro, who visited us in October, is providing leadership. Through Jumel’s continued training, he will then train the churches across Morocco to provide the same spiritual accompaniment in their own time and place. This $4,000 gift comes in addition to the $10,000 we sent to the Protestant Church of Morocco in continued support of the CEI ministry to migrants and refugees.

Please join us in supporting Jumel and the CIE ministry through your prayers, support, awareness, and continued faithful gifts to Highland. Bookmarks are available in the Commons with Jumel’s picture so that you might keep him in your thoughts as you go about your days.