Paul and Marty Law have served as missionaries ever since they were graduated from Asbury College, in Wilmore, KY., in 1968. They began their missionary career serving with the General Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church in Central Congo, Africa. They served with the Board for 10 years. Paul worked in teaching and agriculture development and Marty worked as a school teacher and in public health.
Paul Law grew up as a missionary child in the Congo where his parents served for 15 years until the death of his father, Burleigh A. Law, in 1964. Marty Stoneking Law was the daughter of a United Methodist pastor in the Kentucky Conference and had felt a strong call to missionary work in the Congo before she met Paul in college. The Laws were married in 1967 and left for the mission field the next year.
The Laws came back to the States in 1977 for Paul to enter Asbury Theological Seminary. They hoped to return to the Congo (Zaire) after his studies to work in the training of village pastors. Both Paul and Marty had developed a special love and burden for those living in the rural villages of Central Congo (Zaire) and wanted to be involved in programs and ministries which served them in the name of Christ.
After seminary and several years of ministry in the States, the Laws decided in 1984 to return to the Congo (Zaire). During 17 years, until 2001, Paul worked in many facets of missionary work including, evangelism, leadership training, aviation, river and road transportation, construction and rural development. Marty worked in administration, being a hostess and in medical work. She got her nursing license while on an extended furlough and returned to organize a vaccination program that was especially effective in the more remote villages in the area where they served.
In May 2005, with "enthusiastic endorsement" of the Kentucky Conference, Paul and Marty were asked to return to help rebuild the church after the war. Years of war have destroyed much of the country’s infrastructure. Schools, clinics and hospitals need to be restored, and a priority was placed “the spiritual renewal of the Church”. Paul and Marty were drawn to this historic opportunity to participate in the “restoration” of the United Methodist Church in the DR Congo!
Paul and Marty have to provide the finances for their personal and ministry needs by finding “partners” who will assist in making their ministry in the Congo possible. Financial assistance can be given through local United Methodist churches or directly to:
PO Box 98764
Raleigh, NC 27624
or you may donate online.