Kinshasa. Apostle David Corneille Tumba (49) has died. He passed away quite unexpectedly after a brief illness, and has left behind his wife and nine children.
His funeral took place in Kananga, Kasai Occidental, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Apostle Tumba served for nearly 34 years as a minister of the New Apostolic Church, and was active as an apostle since August 2002. In his letter of condolence Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber writes to the congregations: "He strengthened the brothers and sisters with much love and wisdom, and always had a heart for their concerns". May the bereaved now experience that they are nestled within a large family of God.
2 March 2006