A Vision is Realized!
Growing up in the Belgian Congo, Bill Rule’s experiences formed a seed bed for a vision for that has grown and blossomed into a wonderful reality. A vision that, with God’s grace, will support IMCK far into the future. An accomplishment that continues the Rule family legacy of Christian witness in a faraway land. Read more about Bill and the success of the Friends of IMCK.
The Friends of IMCK was organized to support the work of the Institut Médical Chrétien du Kasai (IMCK) located in Tshikaji, Democratic Republic of Congo. Founded in 1954, IMCK – consisting of the Good Shepherd Hospital, clinics, and nursing schools – provides vital services to the people in this region. Good Shepherd Hospital is rated as one of the top hospitals in DR Congo. Read more about the great work of IMCK.
A key component of our support efforts is the establishment of a permanent IMCK Endowment Fund whose proceeds will help stabilize the operating income for IMCK. The struggle to remain solvent in a very challenging environment is ongoing. The Christian witness IMCK provides to patients, students and staff is inspirational and critically needed for the spiritual health of the community they serve.
The table below shows the relative strength of key services in DR Congo and demonstrates the challenges facing our Congolese friends in their daily lives.