Welcome to the Central African Republic

Eglise Evangélique Luthérienne de la République Centrafricaine
Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Central African Republic

The Central African Republic
The Central African Republic

The Central African Republic is located in the center of Africa, just east of Cameroon.  CAR has a population of about 4.4 million with the vast majority living in the western third of the country where the church is most active.  There are few paved roads and no electrical grid or public water system outside the capital city of Bangui.   The official language in CAR is French but it is the national Sango language that unites the population.

The Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Central African Republic (EEL-RCA) has 450 congregations with approximately 50,000 members, 71 pastors, 44 evangelists, and 450 catechists.  André Golike serves as President (Bishop) of the EEL-RCA.

Elsie and Andre Golike
Elsie and Andre Golike

Our synod provides both prayer and financial support to the
EEL-RCA’s health, education and women’s ministries.

Our 2013 goals are:
Emmanuel Health Center (Gallo)    $25,000
Village Education            $15,000
Martha Mary Women’s Center        $5,000
Young Women’s Scholarships        $5,000
Sunday School (Basic Christian Ed)    $1,000
Visits and Communications        $10,000
PASE – GOAL MET                    $5,000
TOTAL                    $66,000

Note: In order that all goals will be met, some monies may be redirected from goals that have been reached to those that are under-funded.
It is our hope that every congregation will find some way of supporting the Lutheran Church in the Central African Republic!  Click here for a print ready brochure about the ministries we help to support in CAR.

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