Carol Seymour

Carol SeymourCarol has been working in Congo with CAM for over 40 years.

She became a Christian while in her first year at Nottingham University, studying maths and philosophy.  Soon after this, she joined the AOG church in her home town of Wickford, Essex. During her second year of studies, she received her missionary call while at West Bridgford AOG church, Nottingham. The pastor put her in touch with CAM (then ZEM), who recommended that she first finish her degree and get a teaching qualification. After her probationary teaching year, Carol went to Belgium for French language studies and then out to Congo in August 1973.

Carol’s initial place of work was Kamina in southern Congo. She settled into teaching at the church secondary school. An evangelist at heart, she helped organise a youth meeting called ‘Ambassadors for Christ’ on Sunday afternoons. Later, she worked with a local team of teachers and young folk, going out every Sunday afternoon to share the Gospel. In the eighties, she began a weekend visitation of churches in the area and saw God do miracles of healing following a personal revelation or word of knowledge from the Holy Spirit regarding the sickness or healing. She also began holding meetings at Kamina prison, seeing God transform the lives of hardened criminals.

In October 1991, all our missionaries were evacuated from Congo (then Zaire). Carol’s ‘temporary’ residence at the Living Waters Centre in Lubumbashi, from January 1992, became permanent, as it was not possible to return to Kamina. Since then, a strong working relationship has developed with Ginny Perkins, who joined CAM in 1991, and they developed a joint ministry in the prisons, church visitation and in producing programmes for State and local TV and radio. This fruitful ministry partnership has continued for over 20 years, with Carol generally sharing the Gospel or a Bible message while Ginny plays her guitar and sings.