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Pastor Honoré Boundou’s ministry in Central African Republic

Pastor Honoré Boundou and his wife Clarisse
Pastor Honoré Boundou and his wife Clarisse

Pastors Honoré and Clarisse Boundou are long-time well-recognized church leaders in the capital city of Bangui. In recent years they have developed an inter-denominational ministry known as CEERCA, which focuses particularly on evangelistic outreach, church planting, and leadership training. In late 2009 Pastor Honoré contacted us after reading through all of our website, and felt that God had given them a new burden to also reach children in C.A.R. where children’s ministry was almost non-existent. Pastor Honoré did great work translating many of our resources into French, so they could be used in the C.A.R. and a special relationship has since developed.

 

 

New children's ministers from several denominations with their certificates
New children’s ministers from several denominations with their certificates

Over the ensuing few years Pastor Honoré taught several children’s ministry training seminars, both in the capital city of Bangui and in other towns and villages around the country. He also continued with follow-up visits and reported that over a dozen new children’s ministries were established and still going strong.

 

 

 

 

 

One of several important events promoting peace in Bangui after rebel attacks
One of several important events promoting peace in Bangui after rebel attacks

In 2011 a plot of land at the edge of the city was bought to develop the CEERCA church and ministry center. Sadly not long after, rebels began violent attacks around the country, resulting in the collapse of the government, horrific executions and mass migration of refugees. The country is still very unstable, with many families torn apart and suffering. Pastor Honoré’s team began preaching forgiveness and reconciliation, and were soon asked to lead a number of special events in the city to promote peace.

 

 

 

Church service held in front of construction on the CEERCA site
Church service held in front of construction on the CEERCA site

Church services had already been started on the CEERCA ministry site in 2012 and weekly meetings continued as far as possible. The congregation has continued to grow and finally in 2015 work was started again on the church building. In April 2016 the first anniversary of the laying of the foundation stone was celebrated and it is hoped the building will be completed this year.

 

 

 

 

Here are some more great photos of Pastor Honoré’s ministry: