Pastor Alobo and family naturalized

On February 6, 2019, Faustin Alobo and his family were sworn in as US citizens at the Federal Building in Des Moines. Faustin and his family fled the Democratic Republic of Congo to escape the violence of civil war, arriving at the Dzaleka Refugee Camp in Dowa, Malawi in Central Africa. After 10 years and planting a church in the refugee camp they had the opportunity to move to the United States. Faustin planted Swahili Baptist Church soon after moving to Des Moines.