The Last Missionary is a bicycle adventure story set in remote districts in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. Bob Walters travels with a team of Congolese colleagues discovering the state of the villages run over by the Pan-African war that devastated the region’s people through the terror of rape and the killing of millions.
Former Marine Corps helicopter pilot and retired United Methodist pastor and missionary, Bob Walters has spent 7 years in a free lance experiment in missiology. Through actions more than with words, he is challenging everything the church and international aid agencies have believed about helping struggling communities. Most of this work has been done on bicycle, dependent upon the hospitality of the villages he visits. With his daughter Taylor Denyer and colleague Joseph Mulongo, he is part of the team known as Friendly Planet Missiology.
There was a time when missionaries were common in the remote districts of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. They were the rescuers in an otherwise oppressive economic system. Their help kept the villagers surviving and gave them hope that someday, their struggle would reach a prosperous end. Missionaries were the link to the outside world. They had real money. They provided jobs. Oh, and yes, they preached the love of God as demonstrated in Jesus Christ to a hungry people in an inhospitable land.
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